ABA Resources is led by a board with strong start-up experience and management with demonstrably deep mining capability.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors bring deep entrepreneurial experience and understand the drivers of a successful start-up. The Directors are responsible for governance and strategic direction of the organisation.


  • Marino Sussich


    A successful entrepreneur for over 25 years, Marino Sussich specialises in identifying and creating new business opportunities and taking them to market.

    Marino manages costs and establishes beneficial, strategic alliances with organization leaders and stakeholders to support key business initiatives. Marino's excellence is in building, motivating and retaining high-performance teams and skilled professionals; he has successfully rolled out IT projects and services; and led and identified improvement initiatives and merger and acquisition activities.

  • Anthony Lococo

    Finance Director; Company Secretary

    Anthony Lococo is one of two Partners at Locmans Accountants & Business Advisors (Werribee / Melbourne, Victoria) and sole Director of boutique advisory firm Locmans Advisors (Melbourne CBD, Victoria). An accountant and CPA for 30 years, Anthony has a broad range of expertise dealing with professional, trade, manufacturing and retail clientele in the SME market with turnovers up to $300 million.

    Anthony provides compliance and regulatory controls, and financial and accounting strategies to ABA Resources, including business valuations and acquisition advice.

  • Peter Lombardo


    Peter Lombardo is a driven, focused and resilient commercial leader with over 20 years' experience in senior leadership roles delivering sales, commercial and operational strategies for business growth.

    A Civil Engineer with experience in construction, infrastructure and project management, Peter builds strategic relationships characterised by a high level of cooperation and mutual respect, and influences others to act in support of ideas.

    Peter develops and leverages internal and external partnerships to maximise the achievements of ABA Resources's business goals.

Management Team

ABA Resources has an experienced management team with demonstrably deep mining and leadership capability.


  • Darrin Usher

    General Manager - Projects

    Darrin Usher is responsible for obtaining all permits and certifications including environmental compliance and improving community and public relations. Darrin manages all departments to ensure we maintain a safe and efficient working environment for ABA Resources staff and the surrounding community.

    Darrin's depth of knowledge and skills are gained from over 20 years' consulting and management experience in the construction and operations of major projects in Australia's mining sector, including gold and other mineral projects in north Queensland (the North Western Mineral Province), major iron ore projects in the Pilbara, Western Australia along with mining and oil & gas projects in Africa.

  • Brian McDonald

    Operations Manager

    Brian McDonald has over 35 years' experience across forestry, construction, mining and government regulations; with his operational management having a strong emphasis on safety and environmental controls.

    Brian was formerly a Mines Inspector with Earth Resources Regulation (ERR) for the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR).