Firefinch Management

Management criteria checks 1/4

Firefinch's CEO is Andrew Taplin, appointed in Jun 2022, has a tenure of less than a year. total yearly compensation is A$684.44K, comprised of 56.4% salary and 43.6% bonuses, including company stock and options. directly owns 0.085% of the company’s shares, worth A$200.01K. The average tenure of the management team and the board of directors is 1.1 years and 1.8 years respectively.

Key information

Andrew Taplin

Chief executive officer


Total compensation

CEO salary percentage56.4%
CEO tenureless than a year
CEO ownership0.08%
Management average tenure1.1yrs
Board average tenure1.8yrs

Recent management updates

Recent updates

Is Firefinch (ASX:FFX) Using Debt In A Risky Way?

May 18
Is Firefinch (ASX:FFX) Using Debt In A Risky Way?

Health Check: How Prudently Does Firefinch (ASX:FFX) Use Debt?

Apr 02
Health Check: How Prudently Does Firefinch (ASX:FFX) Use Debt?

CEO Compensation Analysis

How has Andrew Taplin's remuneration changed compared to Firefinch's earnings?
DateTotal CompensationSalaryCompany Earnings
Dec 31 2021AU$684kAU$386k


Sep 30 2021n/an/a


Jun 30 2021n/an/a


Mar 31 2021n/an/a


Dec 31 2020AU$395kAU$63k


Compensation vs Market: Andrew's total compensation ($USD458.12K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD641.34K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Andrew's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Andrew Taplin

less than a year




Mr. Andrew Taplin served as Chief Operating Officer at Firefinch Limited (formerly Mali Lithium Limited, which was formerly known as Birimian Limited) since November 02, 2020 until 2022 and serves as its A...

Leadership Team

Andrew Taplin
Acting Chief Executive Officerless than a yearAU$684.44k0.085%
A$ 200.0k
Thomas Plant
Chief Financial Officer1.1yrsAU$374.35k0.0038%
A$ 9.0k
Eric Hughes
1.1yrsAU$637.32kno data
William Oliver
General Manager of Geology & Explorationno datano datano data
Irina Latonenko
Financial Controller1.8yrsno datano data
Simon Hay
Managing Director of Leo Lithium Limitedless than a yearno datano data
Stuart Usher
Company Secretaryless than a yearno datano data
Kevin Joyce
Technical Consultant5.3yrsAU$776.64kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: FFX's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Brett M. Fraser
Independent Chairman of the Board1.8yrsAU$250.88k0.045%
A$ 107.2k
Bradley Gordon
Independent Non-Executive Director1.4yrsAU$225.36k0.0067%
A$ 15.8k
Mark Hepburn
Non-Executive Director3.8yrsAU$193.87k0.13%
A$ 300.0k


Average Tenure

Experienced Board: FFX's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.

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