Directors

Peter Langworthy BSc Hons, MAusIMM
Non-Executive Chairman (Appointed 20 March 2012)

Mr Langworthy is a geologist with a career spanning more than 30 years in mineral exploration and project development in Australia and Indonesia. He has specific expertise in building successful teams that have been responsible for significant mineral discoveries and in integrating technically sound exploration and resource development strategies into corporate planning. His industry experience includes 12 years in senior management roles with WMC Resources, four years with PacMin Mining as Exploration Manager, five years with Jubilee Mines where he built the team responsible for numerous discoveries at the Cosmos Nickel Mine and the Sinclair Nickel Project, and three years with Talisman Mining as Technical Director. At Jubilee he was part of the corporate team responsible for the growth of the company until it was taken over by Xstrata. He has also held non-executive directorships with other ASX-listed companies namely Northern Star Resources, Falcon Minerals and Pioneer Resources. Mr Langworthy was previously a Non-Executive and is now an Executive Director of Capricorn Metals Ltd (formerly Malagasy Minerals Limited) since July 2013 and has been a Non-Executive Director of Silver Mines Limited since June 2016.

Peter Langworthy

Andrew Munckton BSc (Mining Geology), MAusIMM, MAICD
Managing Director (Appointed 20 March 2012)

Mr Munckton has a career spanning more than 30 years in senior roles in mineral exploration and project development in Australia and Sweden including 15 years in gold project exploration, development and operations as Chief Geologist with Pancontinental and General Manager Operations at Paddington, Kundana and Kanowna Belle gold mines. He was General Manager Operations for Gindalbie Metals where he oversaw the development of the Karara Iron Ore Project including securing major Joint Venture partner, Ansteel, of China and completion of a Bankable Feasibility Study on Direct Shipping Ore and Magnetite concentrate projects valued at $2.7 billion. He was Managing Director of ASX listed Avalon Minerals Ltd where he was involved in securing the Viscaria Copper Project in Sweden, building an exploration team and taking the project to Bankable Feasibility Study stage.

Andrew Munckton

David Morgan BE (Hons), BAppSc (Mining), CPEng, MIEAust, MAusImm, MAICD
Non-Executive Director (Appointed 20 March 2012)

Mr Morgan is a mining engineer and mechanical engineer with more than 30 years experience in the mining industry in Australia and Africa. He has previously held a number of executive development and mine operations roles involving project engineering, maintenance and contract earthmoving for companies such as Rio Tinto, Macmahon and WMC Resources. He was General Manager Operations for Equigold in Queensland where he was responsible for the building, commissioning and management of the Mt Rawdon Gold Mine. He was General Manager Mining and Metallurgy for Sundance Resources' Mbalam Iron Ore Project in Cameroon where he oversaw the completion of a PFS on a $3.3 billion Direct Shipping Ore and Itabirite project for that company, including the delivery of 10 years of JORC compliant, high grade Ore Reserves and the establishment of project metallurgical and processing parameters. Mr Morgan was CEO of ASX-listed RNI NL between 2 November 2015 and 1 September 2016.

David Morgan

Robert Cooper B.Eng (Mining), M.Eng.Sc, MAusImm (CP)
Non-Executive Director (Appointed 4 May 2015)

Mr Cooper is a mining engineer with more than 25 years’ industry experience, having held leadership roles across a diverse range of metalliferous commodities, both in Australia and overseas.  He has a broad foundation of operating and technical experience in both underground and open pit operations.  His career has been defined by a very strong health and safety improvement focus combined with a track record in delivering successful volume and cost outcomes through improvements in operational efficiency.  He has previously held leadership positions with BHP Billiton as General Manager of Leinster Nickel Operations within Nickel West, Project Manager of a BHP Billiton-wide organisation design project, and as Asset President of Ekati Diamonds in Canada.  He more recently held positions with Discovery Metals as General Manager - Operations in Botswana and as General Manager - Development in their Brisbane office.

Mr Cooper is currently the CEO of CopperChem Limited and Exco Resources Limited, both of which are 100% owned subsidiaries of the Washington H Soul Pattinson Group of companies. CopperChem holds 28.77% of the Company’s shares. Mr Cooper was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Verdant Minerals Limited (formerly Rum Jungle Resources Limited) in July 2016, and as a Non-Executive Director of Novonix Limited (formerly Graphitecorp Limited) in October 2016.

Robert Cooper

 

Company Secretary

Paul Bridson BCom, CA, AGIA
Company Secretary

Mr Paul Bridson is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with more than 25 years accounting and finance experience, including more than 20 years in the resources industry. He was formerly Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for an unlisted public gold exploration company and prior to that role fulfilled the same role with ASX listed exploration company Avalon Minerals Ltd. Prior to these roles he was Financial Controller for Gindalbie Metals Ltd and has also held site based finance positions with various other WA based mining and mine service companies. Mr Bridson is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Governance Institute of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia.

Paul Bridson