Board of Directors

Garret Dixon

Non-Executive Chairman

Garret is an experienced and accomplished senior executive with extensive experience in the resources, transport and contracting sectors in Australia and overseas. His work in both private and ASX listed companies spans more than three decades. Garret’s career since graduation in 1981 includes time with a Federal Government construction department, Executive General Manager for civil construction and contract mining group Henry Walker Eltin Ltd, Managing Director of logistics company Mitchell Corporation, Managing Director & CEO of ASX listed Gindalbie Metals Ltd and Vice President of Iron Ore Business Development for rail freight operator Aurizon. Until recently, Mr Dixon held the position of Executive Vice President Alcoa & President Bauxite where he was responsible for the global bauxite mining business for the NYSE listed Alcoa Corporation. Mr Dixon currently holds the position of Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed Fenix Resources Ltd, Non-Executive Director of ASX listed BCI Minerals Ltd and is also a proposed non-executive director of MLG (Oz) Ltd (subject to the finalisation of MLG (Oz) Ltd’s initial public offer). Mr Dixon has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and a Master of Business Administration and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Mark Davis

Non-Executive Director

Mark has been a Director of DDB since incorporation in 2011. He has over 24 years’ experience in the mining services sector and has worked with Action Drill & Blast, Ausdrill and was part of the founding management team at Rock On Ground as Operations Manager. Mark was also Managing Director of MTD Drill & Blast Consulting, providing specialised blasting expertise to Tier 1 operators.


Matthew Freedman

Executive Director

Matt has been involved with DDB since 2017, joined as General Manager in 2018 and was appointed as a Director in 2019. He has 13 years of experience in the mining and mining services sector. He has spent time working for Rio Tinto Procurement, WorleyParsons and conducting business development for Emeco. Matt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration.


George Garnett

Non-Executive Director

George is an experienced equity capital markets executive having advised on the formation and execution of numerous transactions in emerging companies. He is currently a Director of Corporate Finance at Canaccord Genuity Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University. George was previously a Non-Executive Director of Gunsynd PLC (GUN.LSE).



Mark Hine

Non-Executive Director

Mark is a mining engineer and experienced Non-Executive Director and has extensive global mining experience with over 30 years of senior management roles in both surface and underground mining operations across Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, and China.

Mark previously held senior positions in the mining industry as Chief Operating Officer at Griffin Mining Ltd, Chief Operating Officer at Focus Minerals Ltd, Chief Operating Officer at Golden West Resources Ltd, Executive General Manager Mining at Macmahon Contractors Pty Ltd, Chief Executive Officer at Queensland Industrial Minerals Ltd, General Manager at Consolidated Rutile Ltd and General Manager Pasminco, Broken Hill / Elura Mines.

While acting on the Perenti Limited board, Mark was the Chair of their People and Remuneration Committee, a Member of the Sustainability Committee as well as a Member of the Nominations Committee.

Mr Hine graduated from the Western Australia School of Mines and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.