BOarD OF DIreCTOrS

 

DAVID PORTER

Executive Director

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.

BRETT FRASER

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

 FCPA, FFIN, B.Bus, FGIA

Appointed 26 September 2008. Brett has worked in the finance and securities industry for over 25 years. For many years he was an analyst working in merchant banking with a particular focus on mining and designing financial models for equity raising or corporate transactions.

Brett was an owner and director of media group Redwave Media Limited and has owned and operated businesses across wine, health, finance, media and mining. He is currently the Chairman Blina Minerals NL and is a Director of Aura Energy Limited. Brett is a former Chairman of Drake Resources Limited and Doray Minerals Limited and former Director of Brainytoys Limited and Gage Roads Brewing Co Limited.

Brett holds a Bachelor of Business (WACAE, Perth, WA), is a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants, Australia and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and the Governance Institute of Australia.The Company is aware of the need to have sufficient management to properly supervise the exploration and (if successful) for the development of the Project in which the Company has, or will in the future have, an interest and the Board will continually monitor the management roles in the Company.  As the Company’s Projects require an increased level of involvement, the Board will look to appoint additional management and/or consultants when and where appropriate to ensure proper governance and management.

JAY STEPHENSON

Non-Executive Director 
 

MBA, FCPA, CMA, FCIS, MAICD

Jay was appointed to the position of Director on 25 October 2016.  Jay has been involved in business development for over 25 years including the past 20 years as Director, Chief Financial 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 restructuring as well managing all areas of finance for companies.

Jay also holds or has held the following directorships: Non-Executive Director of Doray Mining Limited since August 2009 and Nickelore Limited since July 2011. Chairman, Non-Executive Director of Yonder and Beyond Group Limited since February 2011 and Non-Executive Director of Drake Resources Limited since 2005. Past Non-Executive Director of Aura Energy Limited - August 2005 to July 2013, Bulletproof Limited (Spencer Resources Limited) July 2011 to January 2014, Veriluma Limited (Parmelia Resources Limited) - May 2014 to October 2016 and Ensurance Ltd (Parker Resources Limited) - January 2011 to December 2012.

NEVENKA JACKSON

Company Secretary


 

Nevenka is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with extensive experience in the resources industry.