On 18 May 2010 Mr Neil Meadows was appointed as acting managing director of Gladstone Pacific Nickel Ltd. Mr Meadows is Chief Operating Officer of and a director of Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd (QNPL). QNPL operates the Yabulu Refinery nickel operation in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. He first worked at the Yabulu Refinery operation between 2000 and 2003 in various plant management roles before spending in excess of five years as General Manager and later Projects Director for Minara Resources Ltd’s Murrin Murrin nickel operation. Mr Meadows returned to the Yabulu Refinery in September 2008 in the role of General Manager for BHP Billiton. Since the sale of the Yabulu Refinery to Mr Clive Palmer he has accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer.