Our People

NeoMet has an expert team that are widely recognised in the Australian minerals sector. Our team is complemented with professionals from a variety of disciplines within our network.


Aaron Debono – Managing Directoraarondebono_profile

Aaron is a metallurgist who has been actively working in the mining sector for over 20 years. Aaron has worked in a variety of staff roles through his career in both operational supervision and corporate management positions for Resolute Ltd, Lynas Gold and BHP Billiton. Aaron has worked in all aspects of operations from commissioning to closure.

Since establishing NeoMet, Aaron has played a key role in the assessment of new ore resources for a range of junior companies as well as providing project management services across a range of commodities and projects.

Aarons approach is typically hands on with a distinct operational focus whilst ensuring corporate level goals are delivered.

Aaron is a Fellow of the AusIMM and an active member of the iron ore related Australian Standards committees (MN002).


petersteckis_profilePeter Steckis

Peter is a metallurgist with over 40 years’ experience in the mining industry. He has a practical approach with an interest in operational safety which he has gained through experience in gold, nickel and iron ore as a process and operations manager. Peter has initiated many improvements which contributed to plant operational efficiencies, increased recovery and reduced operational costs throughout his career.

Peter has commissioning experience on gold operations in the Pilbara and South America giving him an insight into the practicalities of working with start-up operations. Peter has also managed site operations as the site and registered manager. He is an experienced study manager, having carried out many scoping and feasibility studies on various commodity types. Peter also has significant experiences in operations reviews and due diligence studies.


networksOur Network

NeoMet operates a flexible engagement model with a range of associates and sub contractors. This model allows us to source the right people at the right time to meet our clients needs. We do not subscribe to the model of having “any available” in house resource assigned to your projects.