Mr Hills has extensive experience in senior finance roles in public companies listed on the ASX and TSX, the past fourteen years of which have been in mining companies with gold, nickel and copper producing assets.
Prior to committing to join Alta Zinc, he was with Democratic Republic of Congo based copper producer Tiger Resources Limited from 2010 where as Finance Director he was involved with the financing, commissioning and operations of the Kipoi copper project in Katanga province. Before this Mr Hills was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Mirabela Nickel Limited from 2006, where he was involved in the company’s listing on the TSX and subsequent capital raisings and the initial syndicated project financing which was completed in 2009 for the Santa Rita nickel mine in Brazil. From 2003 he was the Chief Financial Officer of Botswana-based gold producer Gallery Gold Limited, and since the early 1990’s prior to that was Chief Financial Officer of Scientific Services Limited which provided laboratory services to the resources sector.
Mr Hills is a Chartered Accountant and has a B.Com from the University of Natal and a B.Compt (Hons) from the University of South Africa.