Directors and Management

Clayton Dodd  –  Executive Chairman

Mr Clayton Dodd is a chartered accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in finance and resources in Australia, South Africa and South America.  He has held directorships in public companies listed on AIM, the ASX, the TSX and the JSE.

Russell Thomson  –  Executive Director, CFO and Company Secretary

Mr Russell Thomson is a CPA with over 25 years’ experience in the construction, engineering, railway, biofuels, power and mining industries in Australia, Asia and South Africa.

Roberto Castro  –  Non-Executive Director

Mr Roberto Castro has been working in commodities trade finance since 1988.  He started his career working for trading companies before joining BNP Paribas where he was responsible for financing a wide portfolio of energy and mining trading companies.  Roberto then founded Petrosca where he works as an independent financial consultant assisting commodity traders in a wide range of services.

Cathy Moises  –  Non-Executive Director

Ms Cathy Moises has extensive knowledge and experience within the resource industry, having held senior roles for a number of the most prominent stock broking firms within Australia including McIntosh (now Merrill Lynch), County Securities (now Citigroup), Evans and Partners, where she was a partner, and most recently worked as Head of Research for Patersons Securities (now Cannacord Genuity).


Ms Moises holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with a major in Geology from Melbourne University, and a Diploma of Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director for ASX listed companies: Arafura Resources Limited, Australian Potash Limited and WA Kaolin Limited.

Rod Baxter

Rod Baxter – Non-Executive Director

Mr Baxter is a seasoned Director and Business Executive, with extensive international and multi-sector experience. His leadership roles include Managing Director as well as Non-executive Chairman of listed and unlisted companies, and he has operated across several different industry sectors in Australia and internationally.


Of significant importance to Podium’s PGM operations at Parks Reef, in his early career he was involved in a number of operational and functional roles in the mining sector, including metallurgical, process engineering and project management.


This was followed by senior and general manager roles in commercial, strategy, new business ventures, and strategic corporate projects for Anglo Platinum, resulting in his appointment as a Divisional Director for Anglo Platinum with group-wide responsible for business optimisation, new mining ventures, and strategic corporate projects. He also held a dual role as Project Director for Anglo American plc.


Mr Baxter holds a BSc (Hons), a PhD and an MBA.