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David is a professional geologist and Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy with over 40 years experience in the mining industry, including most facets of exploration and mining. For the past 16 years he has focussed his activities in Africa and was the founding Chairman of Cam Iron SA and Congo Iron SA, both part of the Mbalam Iron Project of Sundance Resources Ltd. The project has a planned output of 35 million tonnes per annum of high grade iron ore and is at development stage, which involves capital expenditure of $4.7 billion. He was also instrumental in the development of two coal projects in the Waterberg region of South Africa which are at development stage. Prior to Mr Porter’s project activities in Africa, he was managing director of three ASX listed exploration companies, all of which developed gold and base metal projects. In Diversified Mineral Resources he supervised the resource definition at the Agbaou gold deposit in Cote d’Ivoire into plus one million ounces of gold. Africwest Gold acquired the nickel deposits at Kambalda and developed into a leading Australia nickel producer, while Golden Rim Resources is now developing hold resources in Burkina Faso.
He provides exploration consultancy services to the Company through Metallica Investments Pty Ltd. David is chairman of Terrain Minerals Ltd and a non-executive director of Equamineral Holdings Ltd. He was an executive director and exploration manager for Gascoyne Hold Mines NL from 1989 to 1996 and managed the Yilgarn Star feasibility study in 1990/91. Gascoyne produced over 100,000 ounces of gold per year from the Yilgarn Star Mine until it was taken over in 1996 by Sons of Gwalia Ltd in a A$180 million transaction. In the period from 1971 to 1989, Mr Porter worked for many international mining companies, with small ASX listed companies and as an independent consultant on gold, base metal, iron ore and coal projects.
FCPA, FFIN, B.Bus
Appointed 26 September 2008. Mr Fraser has worked in the finance and securities industry for over 25 years, is a former owner of Redwave Media Limited and has owned and operated businesses across wine, health, finance, media and mining. He is currently Director of Aura Energy Limited and former Chairman of Doray Minerals LImited, Drake Resources Limited and former Director of Brainytoys Limited and Gage Roads Brewing Co Limited.
MBA, FCPA, CMA, FCIS, MAICD
Mr Stephenson was appointed to the position of Director on 25 October 2016. Jay has been involved in business development for over 20 years including approximately 20 years as Director, Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary for various listed and unlisted entities in resources, manufacturing, wine, hotels and property. He has been involved in business acquisitions, mergers, initial public offerings, capital raisings, business restructure as well as managing all areas of finance for companies.
Mr Stephenson is currently non-executive Chairman of Yonder and Beyond Group Limited, and is a non-executive Director of Drake Resources Limited, Doray Minerals Limited, Strategic Minerals Corporation NL, Nickelore Limited and Parmelia Resources Limited, as well as Company Secretary for a number of ASX listed resource and industrial companies.
Ms Beckett was appointed to the position of Company Secretary on 15 March 2017. Julia holds a Certificate in Governance Practice and Administration and is a Certificated Member of the Governance Institute of Australia. Julia is a corporate governance professional, having worked in corporate administration and compliance for the past 9 years. She has been involved in business acquisitions, mergers, initial public offerings, capital raisings as well as statutory and financial reporting. Julia is currently Company Secretary of European Metals Holdings Limited.