Peter Bartlett was the founder and former managing director and chief executive officer of Barminco Limited from 8 June 2004 to 31 August 2007. He founded the company in 1989 and has been an integral member of the board with over 32 years of in-depth mining experience. Prior to Barminco, Mr Bartlett joined Western Mining as a graduate mining engineer in 1974 and was promoted to resident manager at its Windara Nickel operations in 1978 before moving to its Leinster Nickel operation in 1980. Mr Bartlett is managing director of FMR Investments (formerly Barminco Investments) and FMR Pty Ltd. His public profile has increased on the back of fraud charges brought against Mr Bartlett and his business associate, Ausdrill's Ron Sayers, which arised from the Australian Taxation Office's long running Project Wickenby investigation. The jury in the pair's Supreme Court trial in late 2013 failed to reach a verdict and a retrial was scheduled for August 2014.