Dr Fred Hess

Managing Director
BSc (Hons), PhD, MAusIMM


Fred is a postgraduate of the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre at the University of Queensland and has accumulated over 30 years of experience in a diverse range of copper, nickel and gold operations.

In November 2014, Fred was appointed Managing Director after having held several executive management positions in operations and project development over the previous nine years. Fred was a major driving force behind the development, construction and management of the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation and Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operation in Laos.

Prior to joining PanAust, Fred managed the Macreas Gold Mine in New Zealand and the Mt Gordon Copper Mine in Australia following a career with WMC Resources and Bougainville Copper Limited in Papua New Guinea.