Mr Jones was Chairman of Sundance Resources between November 2006 and August 2009, and re-joined the Board as Chairman in July 2010. He has a comprehensive understanding of the Company and its assets.
Mr Jones has more than 35 years experience in the mining, banking and finance industries and has been a Director of a number of private and publicly-listed companies, including Australian iron ore producer Gindalbie Metals Ltd (ASX: GBG), where he has been Chairman since 2006.
He was instrumental in overseeing the growth of Portman Mining Limited over the course of a decade, taking it from a start-up iron ore producer in the early 1990s to a 6Mtpa producer of direct shipping hematite ore with a market capitalisation of over $600 million in 2005. Mr Jones has a Bachelor of Business degree from Curtin University of Western Australia.
During 2010, the entire Sundance Resources' board of directors was killed in a plane accident. Mr Jones immediately returned to Sundance Resources to assist the company during the traumatic aftermath of the tragedy, in spite of his own health challenges.
Mr Jones is heavily involved in community projects. Having been raised in a children's home himself, Mr Jones is passionate about supporting children in need and strongly supports the George Jones Child Advocacy Centre. He is also an avid supporter of the Ear Science Institute of Australia.
Mr Jones was named WA Senior Australian of the Year 2012.