Management Team

Julien Lawrence

Julien Lawrence //

Chief Operating Officer

Julien is a qualified Mining Engineer graduating with first class honours from the University of Queensland. With more than 15 years of industry experience, Julien has worked throughout Australia and Asia across multiple commodities including coal, iron ore, gold and most base metals.
Julien has extensive experience in mining project development throughout Asia which includes developing a number of coal mining projects in Mongolia. Most recently, Julien project managed the development of the Khushuut Coal Project in Western Mongolia from technical studies through to first production.
Julien is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Karl Arnold

Karl Arnold //

Chief Financial Officer

Karl has over 20 years of mining industry experience across Australia, Asia and Africa. Having worked on mining projects in Australia (North Queensland, Perth, Darwin, Mount Isa), Africa (Ghana, Burkina, Mali, Guinea), South America (Chile, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia), Asia (Philippines) and Kazakhstan.
Karl’s previous role was Regional CFO for the Glencore Australian Zinc Division. The Zinc division of Glencore is one of the world’s largest producers of zinc and is one of the commodity business units within the major global diversified mining group, Glencore plc. The Australian operations include 5 operating mine sites in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
His extensive experience encompasses all mining elements and processes including: Financial Planning & Analysis, Strategic Planning & Scenario Modelling, Major Project Valuations, Acquisitions & Mergers and Business Metrics Design & Implementation.
Karl completed a Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Accounting) through the University of Central Queensland.

Jonathon McCarthy

Jonathon McCarthy //

General Manager

Jonathon has over 10 years of mining industry experience across Australia, Asia and North America. Jonathon has worked in several large scale open pit operations across multiples commodities with a strong focus on coal mining.
His extensive experience encompasses all elements of the project life cycle including feasibility studies, project permitting, financing, construction and operations. Most recently, Jonathon project managed the planning, permitting and development of the Vista Coal Project in western Canada.
Jonathon graduated from the University of Queensland with an honors degree in Mining Engineering and a Business Management degree majoring in economics. He also holds a graduate diploma in applied finance and is a Chartered Professional (Mining) with the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Amarbayasgalan Dorjderem

Amarbayasgalan Dorjderem //

Chief Legal Counsel

Mr Amarbayasgalan Dorjderem (Amaraa) is a lawyer who graduated from the National University of Mongolia with advanced study at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.
Prior joining to Terra Energy LLC he had been engaged in a 130 million US.D equity investment and debt financing project with EBRD.
Other areas of his professional experience include corporate and commercial laws and construction agreements - both local and FIDIC based.
Amaraa during his 15 years of working experience has held a position of senior attorney in a Mongolia based international law firm and also served as a legal counsel to gold and coal mining companies.

Geoff Chapman

Geoff Chapman //

Operations Manager

Geoff Chapman has extensive experience in Mining Operations, Civil Earthworks, Construction and also has a Mechanical & Maintenance back ground.
With more than 40 years of industry experience, Geoff has worked in Australia, Indonesia, Peru, Mexico and Mongolia in developing, operating and managing Mining Projects, Construction Management of “Greenfields” Projects on major resources of Coal, Copper, Gold, Silver, Bauxite, Tin & Tantalite, Mineral Sands.
Prior to joining Terra Energy LLC team in Mongolia, Geoff worked in Mongolia as Mine Manager at Energy Resources UHG Coal Project (Gobi Desert), and also Mine Manager for Construction to Mine Operations coal production at MEC’s Khushuut Coal Project (Western Mongolia).

Peter Smith

Peter Smith //

Sustainable Development Manager

Peter is former British Army Officer who served in 4 different armies (New Zealand, British, Omani, and Sierra Leone). He is a graduate of Waikato University where he earned Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, he has a Masters from Cranfield University in Military studies, and a graduate of the UK Joint Command and Staff College. He also has various OHS and security related qualifications. Peter served in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Oman, Germany, and the West Bank in various command and staff appointments.
Peter left the Army after around 18 years’ service in 2012 and immediately embarked on a consultancy project with Newcrest mining where is developed crisis and emergency evacuation procedures for their sites outside of Australia. He then secured a position as the Asset Protection manager for Perseus gold mines in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana.
Peter joined Terra in June 2013 as the HSEC Manager.

Nemekhbat Divaa

Nemekhbat Divaa //

Site Manager

Nemekhbat has over 18 years working experience in Mining Industry across multiple commodities such as coal, ore and iron ore.
He has worked for the positions such as Mine Supervisor, Surveyor Engineer, Chief Engineer and Executive Director at the Tavan Tolgoi LLC and as a specialist in charge of Development Policy and Technology of the Coal department of the Mineral Resource Authority of Mongolia.
Nemekhbat graduated from the University of Science and Technology with the Bachelor degree of Mining Surveyor. He also completed the Academy of Management, Government Agency of Mongolia majoring in Business Management.
He also worked as a Director of “Bor Tolgoi” iron ore company.
He is awarded the “Honorable Miner of Mongolia”, “Best Employee of Energy Sector” and the Order of the “Pole Star”. He is a qualified Mining engineer and a member of the Mineral Professional Council of Mongolia.

Tsengel Ganbat

Tsengel Ganbat //

Compliance Manager

Tsengel Ganbat is the Compliance Manager at Terra Energy with responsibility for compliance related fields of Mining Resources and Government Relations in Mongolia.
Tsengel has more than 7 years of experience in Mining with international sectors in Mongolia including United Nations and other international organizations. His compliance experience covers Mining, Geology, Project Management, Government Relations and Human Resources.
Tsengel holds a degree in English Language Linguist from University of Humanities Mongolia. He has also completed a Master of Business Administration from University of Cardiff in UK.