Leadership Team

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) company code IXR
Why Ionic?

Meet Our Leadership Team

Trevor Benson (BSc)


Trevor has over 30 years’ experience within investment banking and stockbroking, specialising in the resources sector. He has also worked for large Australian and international corporations, and held a number of directorships with ASX listed companies. Most recently he held the position of Executive Chairman and CEO for Walkabout Resources Ltd.

Trevor’s focus within the investment banking industry was within SE Asia and China specialising in merger and acquisitions and equity capital market transactions, and advising Australian and International companies, including being exclusive adviser to Chinese State-Owned Enterprises, and Hong Kong listed resource companies.

He has cross border experience including Africa, UK, Hong Kong, and China and has advised and listed numerous ASX listed companies.

Tim Harrison (BE(Chem), FAusIMM)

Managing Director

Mr. Harrison had been Project Manager of Makuutu Rare Earths Project since the start of 2020 and has been driving development and value creation, and was appointed CEO in June 2020

Mr. Harrison holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Adelaide University and has over 20 years of experience and an extensive and successful track record in the fields of both mineral processing and hydrometallurgy in multiple commodities, including rare earths, alumina, coal, cobalt, copper, gold, magnetite, molybdenum, nickel, rhenium, scandium, silver, and uranium.

This has involved roles in project development, process and flowsheet development, studies, test work planning and supervision, engineering, construction, commissioning, operations, project management, and as owners’ team representative.

Prior to joining Ionic, Mr Harrison was Manager – Process Development for Clean TeQ’s Sunrise nickel-cobalt-scandium Project, where he managed Process Development from conception to a development ready project. Previous employers include Bechtel, BHP, Fluor, Ivanhoe Australia, WMC Resources and specialist consultancies.

Brett Dickson (B. Bus, FCPA)

Company Secretary

Mr Brett Dickson has over 20 years’ experience focusing on the start-up, restructuring, management, growth and financing of emerging publicly listed exploration and mining companies, including projects advancing from exploration through development to production. This experience ranges through a spectrum of activities; from capital and debt raisings, corporate restructuring and stock exchange listings. He has been a Director of, and involved in the executive management of, a number of publicly listed resource companies with operations in Australia, Nicaragua, Chile, Mexico, Finland, Ukraine, Laos, Papua New Guinea and South Africa.

Mr Dickson has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance and is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants. He has been Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a number of successful resource companies listed on the ASX. Mr Dickson was appointed a Director of Ionic on 21 November 2014 and is also a director of Rox Resources Limited.

Bradley Marwood

Non-Exec Director

Mr Marwood is a mining engineer and a highly experienced resources industry executive with more than 35 years’ in development of new mines and management of existing mines across Africa, Asia and Europe. He was instrumental in bringing into production the copper mines at Kipoi (DRC) and Rapu Rapu (Philippines) and completing development of the Svartliden gold mine (Sweden). Additionally, Mr Marwood has a successful history of equity and debt investment advisory on Feasibility Studies and advanced stage resource projects in Australia, Africa, North America and Asia, with a subsequent 20 mines developed. He has worked in senior roles for groups such as Normandy, Perseus Mining, Dragon Mining, Lafayette, Moto Goldmines, and Minproc Engineers before his most recent role as Managing Director of Consolidated Zinc which is operating a high-grade zinc-lead-silver mine in Mexico. Mr Marwood’s involvement has seen growth in several companies with a significant increase in their market capitalisation and by protecting investments through restarting suspended mine projects.

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