Jonathan Charles Downes – Managing Director
B.Sc Geol, MAIG
Jonathan has over 18 years experience in the minerals industry and has worked in various geological and corporate capacities. Jonathan has experience in nickel, gold and base metals and has been intimately involved with numerous private and public capital raisings. He was a founding director of Hibernia Gold (now Moly Mines Limited) and Siberia Mining Corporation Limited (Siberia) (which has now merged with Monarch Resources Limited). Jonathan was an Executive director of Siberia and is currently a Non-Executive director of Graynic Metals Limited.
Adrian Paul Byass – Executive Technical Director
B.Sc Hon (Geol), B.Econ, FSEG, MAIG
Adrian has over 18 years experience in the mining and minerals industry. This experience has principally been gained through mining, resource estimation, and mine development roles for several gold and nickel mining and exploration companies. Through his experience in resource estimation and professional association membership, Adrian is a Competent Person for reporting to the ASX for certain minerals. Adrian has also gained experience in corporate finance and financial modelling during his employment with publicly listed mining companies. Adrian was a founder of Siberia (which has now merged with Monarch Resources Limited) and Hibernia Gold (now Moly Mines Limited).
Gregory Clyde Campbell – Director of Engineering
BE (Chem) Hons
Gregory has 19 years engineering experience across Australia primarily in the iron industry. His experience spans from process and chemical engineering, operating, marketing to financial analysis of projects in the metals industry. This experience has been gained in various capacities including eight years with BHP Limited in a range of engineering and technical roles, eight years in senior engineer consultancy roles with Aker Kvaerner and Promet Engineers and process engineering work for Ausmelt Ltd.
Rob Orr - Chief Financial Officer
B Bus Acc, CA
Rob is a Chartered Accountant who commenced working initially for Coopers & Lybrand in Perth. He has subsequently gained a significant level of commercial experience in the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for a number of ASX listed companies, with over 20 years experience in public practise and commerce. He has worked extensively in the resource industry with experience in capital raisings, project development, contract negotiation and mining operations.
Chris James - Non Executive Director
Chris was appointed the Group Manager of Corporate Development for Nyrstar in 2010, and has led the acquisitions of Farallon Mining and Breakwater Resources. He joined the group in 2002, and his background includes mining and metals operations, strategy, business improvement and investor relations. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science and Engineering (Mechanical) from Monash University, and an Executive MBA from London Business School.
Peter Duncombe Bennetto- Non Executive Director
Peter has over 30 experience in banking and investment. He has had deep involvement in capital, currency and commodity markets with Societe Generale and Banque Indosuez. Peter has held company director positions in exploration, mining and manufacturing companies listed on the ASX since 1990. Peter was also a founding director of Anaconda Nickel Ltd.
John McConnell – Non Executive Director
B. Eng (Mining) MBA
John is a Canadian mining engineer with a wealth of experience in developing and operating base metal and precious mineral mining operations in the Arctic. John has more than 30 years of mining experience including exploration, engineering, environmental assessment and permitting, construction and operations. Recently, John was President and CEO of Western Keltic Mines until it was acquired by Sherwood Copper. Prior to that, he was Vice President – Northwest Territories Projects for De Beers Canada where he was primarily responsible for the permitting and development of the Snap Lake Diamond Mine. His experience also includes 12 years with Breakwater Resources Ltd / Nanisivik Mines Ltd in operations at the Nanisivik Zinc and Lead Mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island within the Arctic Circle. In addition to this, Mr McConnell spent six years with Strathcona Mineral Services Ltd. where his work included engineering, feasibility studies and project development. John is currently Executive Vice President and Director of Victoria Gold Corp., a public company engaged in gold exploration and development, with projects in the Yukon, Nevada and Guyana.
David Kelly - Non Executive Director
David has over 9 years experience in finance positions in Australia as well as the United Kingdom, gaining senior roles in companies such as Deloitte Touche Tomatsu, Chartered Accountants and Royal & SunAlliance Insurance Group plc. David is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and is currently working for substantial shareholder, Glencore International.
Gary Comb - Non Executive Director
Gary is an engineer with over 25 years of experience in the Australian mining industry and has a strong track record in successfully commissioning and operating base metal mines. He was recently the Managing Director of Jabiru Metals Limited where he was successful in taking the Jaguar base metal project into production with the commissioning of the mine and processing plant taking place during the Global Financial Crises. Gary was previously the Chief Executive Officer of BGC Contracting Pty Ltd, the mining contracting arm of the West Australian construction group BGC Pty Ltd. He is currently also a director of Zenith Minerals Limited.”