Executive Management

JEFF BRANSON

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff is a Civil Engineer and co-founder and past Managing Director of Brandrill Limited, which is now part of the Ausdrill group and was a 100 drill rig business. With over 36 years of extensive experience in Drilling and Contract Management, Jeffrey is one of the founding members of JSW Australia.

STEVE PAYNE

General Manager – Operations

Joining JSW in 2010, Steve is central to all operations and has designed and manufactured multiple, small footprint, high capacity RC drill rigs. Steve has significant experience in R & D and has led the development of JSW’s proprietary sample drilling systems and technology. Steve started in the drilling industry in 1994 and has held Senior Management roles in workshop, procurement, and operations.

JAMES CHOMLEY

General Manager – Development

Holding a Mining Engineer qualification, James has extensive experience in all facets of mining including Drill and Blast and holds an unrestricted Quarry Managers Certificate. As a Mine Manager, James completed $600m of Iron Ore Mine Contracts with 300 staff and successfully right sized and optimised that project on behalf of a major contractor.

SIMONE WOOLSTON

Technical Manager

Simone has tertiary qualifications in Computer Science and specialises in database development, construction and implementation, as well as company BI analysis. ​Simone has since 1994 prepared and maintained multiple databases for JSW and its predecessor Brandrill.

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