Richard Laufmann is a founding director of ASX-listed Rex Minerals, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in April 2015. Rex Minerals has two key assets – the Hillside Copper Project in South Australia and the Hog Ranch Gold Project in Nevada USA. Richard, a graduate of the WA School of Mines, is a mining engineer with broad experience in the resources sector – specifically in copper, gold and nickel – both corporately and operationally.
Before becoming CEO of Rex, Richard was the CEO of ASX-listed Indophil Resources NL which had ownership in and management of one of the world's largest undeveloped copper projects (Tampakan). Prior to Indophil, Richard was CEO of ASX-listed Ballarat Goldfields. On joining, he recapitalised and led the company through feasibility, financing, construction and commissioning of the Ballarat Gold Mine.
Previously, Richard was the General Manager of Gold for Western Mining Corporation (WMC), with some of the largest and most diverse surface and underground operations in Australia. As General Manager St Ives, he was responsible for the innovative development of the highly successful Heap Leach project. Richard is a past Chairman of the State Council of the Minerals Council of Australia (Victorian division) at the time the State Council merged into the national MCA.