Meet the Team

Kalbar is an Australian company.

Our regional office in Bairnsdale, regional Victoria, is the base for our activities on the Fingerboards Project.

Management Team


Chief Executive Officer

Jozsef Patarica has three decades of experience in the mining industry. He has held executive operational and project development positions, as well as general management, project feasibility, construction, development and operations roles globally.

Jozsef was CEO of the Grande Cote Operations mineral sands mine in Senegal, West Africa, and managed construction of the Fosterville gold mine in Victoria, Australia.


Project Director

John Francisco has three decades of broad experience in mining projects including design phase, procurement, construction and commissioning - in mineral sands and other commodities.

Working for four years in Senegal at the Grande Cote Operations, John made a significant impact leading a core technical team to manage procurement, fabrication, logistics and construction activities.


Chief Financial Officer

Cameron Knox has 20 years’ experience in finance and accounting, predominantly in the mining and resources sector.

Prior to joining Kalbar Operations, Cameron was responsible for financial strategy, treasury, reporting, budgeting, governance and audit. He also focussed on managing concentrate sales contracts, off-take negotiations, commodity hedging strategy and debt.