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Board and Management

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Jonathan Downes Managing Director

Jonathan has more than 25 years’ experience in the mining industry and has worked in various geological and corporate capacities. Jonathan has experience with nickel, gold and base metals and has also been involved with numerous private and public capital raisings. Jonathan was a founding director of Hibernia Gold (now Moly Mines Ltd) and Siberia Mining Corporation Ltd and is currently a  non-executive Director of Corazon Mining Limited. The Board considers that Jonathan is not an independent Director.

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Adrian Byass | Non-Executive Chairman

Adrian has more than 25 years’ experience in the mining industry with extensive experience as a Board member of ASX, TSXV and AIM listed companies. This experience has principally been gained both listed and unlisted entities around the world through the operation of as well as the evaluation and development of mining products for a range of base, precious and specialty metals and bulk commodities. Adrian holds a BSc Geology (hons.), B Economics, is a Member of the AIG and a Fellow of the SEG and is a Competent Person for the reporting of mineral resources (JORC Code 2012). Adrian is currently on Boards of ASX listed Infinity Lithium Corporation Limited, Galena Mining Limited, Minerals Limited and Kingwest Resources Limited and dual ASX abd TSXV listed Sarama Resources Ltd.

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Stewart Howe Executive Director 

Stewart has +40 years’ experience in the global resources industry including the last 18 years in mining. Stewart spent 6 years as Chief Development Officer of Zinifex Limited, where he directed the spin-off of Zinifex’s smelters to create Nyrstar N.V. and restarted development of Dugald River Mine now owned by MMG. During the past 12 years Mr Howe has provided advisory roles to boards, private equity and financiers related to restructuring and acquisition of mining assets in base metals and bulk commodities. Mr Howe is an experienced director, chairing the board of Whittle Consulting Group and serving on the boards of a government owned water authority and not-for-profit organisations.

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Brad Valiukas Executive Director 

Brad is a highly experienced mining engineer with 25 years of operations, management and executive experience, covering underground and open pit operation across multiple commodities around Australia and internationally. He has held corporate and management roles at Northern Star Resources Limited, Focus Minerals Ltd and Mincor Resources NL. He has extensive underground experience including narrow vein gold and airleg operations, with multiple mine start-ups and rectifications completed. Brad is currently the Managing Director of gold exploration company Aurumin Limited.


Steve Brockhurst Joint Company Secretary

Steve is currently Managing Director of Mining Corporate, and holds over 20 years’ experience in corporate and capital structuring, corporate advisory, ASX and ASIC compliance requirements, company secretarial services, and capital raising. He has been involved in the listing of numerous junior resources and  mineral exploration companies on the ASX in the past 15 years, and has served or continues to serve as Director and or Company Secretary for many of these companies. This currently includes serving as the Director of Nelson Resources Limited.

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Aida Tabakovic | Joint Company Secretary

Aida has over 11 years’ experience in the accounting profession. She currently provides services to a number of ASX listed companies specialising in financial accounting and reporting and corporate compliance. Aida has been involved in listing a number of junior exploration companies on the ASX and is currently Company Secretary for numerous ASX listed companies.

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