Directors and Management

Edward Mead
(Director)

Mr Mead is a geologist with over 20 years’ experience in gold and base metals exploration, mine development and mine production. Edward has also worked in the oil and gas industry on offshore drilling platforms. Other commodities that he has significant experience with and can be considered to be a competent person in are iron ore, magnetite, coal, manganese, lithium, potash and uranium.

Geological areas in Western Australia that he has worked in include: the West Pilbara for base metals and gold; the East Pilbara for manganese and gold; the Yilgarn for gold; the Kimberley for base metals, gold and uranium; and the Murchison for base metals, uranium and gold.

He has a BSc in geology from Canterbury University in New Zealand and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Nicholas Ong
(Director/Company Secretary)

Mr Ong brings 14 years’ experience in IPO, listing rules compliance and corporate governance. He has developed a wide network of clients in Asia- Pacific region and provides corporate and transactional advisory services through boutique firm Minerva Corporate Pty Ltd. He is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.

Mr Ong is experienced in mining project finance, mining and milling contract negotiations, mine CAPEX & OPEX management, and toll treatment gold reconciliation.

He is the non-executive chairman of Vonex Limited and Black Star Petroleum.

Dan Smith
(Director)

Mr Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. As a director of boutique corporate advisory firm Minerva Corporate, Dan has over 12 years’ primary and secondary capital markets expertise, and has advised on and been involved in a number of IPOs, RTOs and capital raisings on the ASX, NSX and AIM.

He is a non-executive director of Artemis Resources Limited (ASX:ARV), non-executive director of Alien Metals Ltd (AIM:UFO), and non-executive director and company secretary of Europa Limited (AIM:EUZ), QX Resources Limited (ASX:QXR) and Lachlan Star Limited (ASX:LSA), and is company secretary of Taruga Minerals Limited (ASX:TAR) and Vonex Limited (ASX:VN8).

Michael Soucik
(Non-Executive Chairman)

Mr Soucik has 25 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance, covering mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, secondary debt and equity raisings and asset acquisitions and disposals.

Michael worked in the M&A division of Corporate Finance at Deutsche Bank in Sydney as well as ten years as Director, Corporate Finance with a national broker.

Additional external technical consultants will be engaged as and when appropriate.