Project Partners

Project Partners Board of Directors

Matthew Fitzgerald

matthew-fitzgeraldChairman of The Board

Mr. Fitzgerald is an Australian Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the resources industry. He began his career in the Assurance and Advisory division of KPMG, before joining Australian Stock Exchange listed Kimberley Diamond Company NL in 2003, where he held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Director until July 2008.

Jason Grace

Jason GraceChief Operating Officer – Sandfire Resources NL

Mr Grace is an experienced mining professional with more than 26 years of industry experience spanning Australia and the Asia-Pacific region and ranging across multiple disciplines including general management, operational management, technical leadership, project/studies management, business improvement, mineral resource evaluation, mine planning and mine geology. Read More

Alan L. Joscelyn

Alan is a Montana native with a family history in the state dating back to territorial days. He grew up in Choteau, Helena, and Missoula, graduating from Hellgate High School in Missoula.
After receiving his law degree from the University of Montana, Alan served as counsel for the Montana Department of State Lands (now Department of Natural Resources and Conservation) then established a solo law practice before joining the Gough, Shanahan, Johnson and Waterman firm in Helena. During his thirty-three years with the Gough Shanahan firm, Alan emphasized natural resources and environmental law, and developed significant administrative law, litigation and public policy experience representing mining operations throughout the state. He served as Chair of the Montana Board of Personnel Appeals (public sector labor relations board) and as a member of the Montana Board of Labor Appeals. Upon retiring from the private practice of law, Alan served as Chief Deputy Attorney General for Attorney General Tim Fox, retiring from the position in 2017.
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Chris K. Hedrich


Chris worked in the banking industry for 32 years.From 2009 until her retirement in 2019 she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Loan Officer for by Bank of the Rockies, a community bank having 7 branches throughout Montana. In that position, she was responsible for bank wide lending training, policy development, underwriting standards and their implementation, lending compliance, loan quality, adherence to policy, development and proper completion of loan presentations and supporting credit analysis. The position also included ensuring proper and accurate grading of loan portfolio and that a satisfactory loan review program was in place and functional. From 1988 to 2009 Chris worked in various other loan and management related positions at Bank of the Rockies.She continues to provide consulting services to the bank in the audit, compliance and communications areas.

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Rob Scargill


Rob Scargill has over 30 years of experience in the global mining sector, in minerals as diverse as base metals, precious metals, sodium bicarbonate and lithium. He is a qualified Mining Engineer and has managed exploration teams, mineral processing teams in addition to holding CEO roles on both Toronto Stock Exchange and Australian Stock Exchange publicly traded companies.

Rob has been intimately involved in starting or reopening six mining operations, as well as leading major expansions at three other operations. Rob has 20 years of experience in underground mining which ideally suits him to the development of the Black Butte underground copper project in Central Montana.

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