Our Directors

Giuseppe (Joe) Totaro

Non-Executive Director & Chair

Joe is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with over 40 years of experience in commercial and public practice specialising in mining and mining services.

Michael John Terlet

Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael joined the Tasmea Board in October 2007 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and held the role of the Independent Chair between 1 July 2018 and 22 September 2023.


Executive Director and Managing Director

Stephen Young is the Founder and Managing Director of Tasmea since the Company’s foundation in 1999.



Mark is an Executive Director and a Founder of Tasmea and sits on the board of all of Tasmea’s subsidiaries. Together with Stephen, Mark has been instrumental in driving strategy and growth for Tasmea.

Jason Pryde

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

Jason is the Chief Operating Officer of Tasmea and was appointed to the Board in September 2021.

Kristie Young

Independent Non-Executive Director

Kristie has over 15 years of board and committee experience and currently holds non-executive director roles with Lithium Australia Ltd (ASX:LIT), Tesoro Gold Ltd (ASX:TSO), Corazon Mining Ltd (ASX:CZO), Brazilian Rare Earths Ltd and MinEx CRC.

Simone Thompson

Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary

Simone is Tasmea’s Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, joining the Company in 2020.