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Stephen Bartrop, Director

Steve has worked in finance for nearly 20 years, involved in company analysis, capital raisings and M&A. Previously he was a mining and exploration geologist.

Bruce Hills, Director

Bruce is an accountant with over 25 years of experience in senior risk and audit roles in the Australian banking industry.

Grant Craighead, Director

Initially a geologist for 16 years, Grant moved into funds management and then resource and commodities analysis.

Richard Hayles

Richard has worked with Breakaway Investment Group since its inception, supporting marketing campaigns, conferences and customer service.

Véronique Morgan-Smith

Legal Counsel. Véronique has the combined experience of an Australian solicitor, and a French avocat d'affaires. She has practiced in major French and Australian law firms (in particular Ernst & Young Legal in Paris, and Gadens Lawyers in Sydney) specialising in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures before setting up the Sydney branch of the niche law firm Oceanie Lawyers.

Rachel Szabo

Manager Client Services, Rachel has over 20 years of experience within customer service, administrative and operational roles - of which 10 years have been within financial services.  Rachel previously managed client services for Bridges Financial Services, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and National Australia Bank. She has been managing the client services functions of Breakaway Investment Group since 2011.

Craig Lucas Smith

Manager Risk and Compliance, Craig has 20 years in financial services specialising in risk and compliance, with extensive experience working in wealth management, and also in a Chartered environment as a Partner with a global accounting firm.

Geoff Reed

Senior Geologist, Geoff has over 14 years of diverse mining and exploration industry experience, ranging from major base metal mining operations in Australia to junior exploration projects in Scandinavia.  Geoff's strength is in the analysis and estimation of resources for both operating mines and new developments. Geoff is a "Competent Person" as defined in the JORC and NI 43-101 codes.