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Board & Management

Steve Formica Non-Executive Chairman

Steve Formica | Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Formica brings to the Company practical management and business development experience. He has been a successful businessman and operations manager for over 35 years in several privately held business ventures across multiple industry sectors.

Mr Formica is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Ragnar Metals Limited (ASX: RAG), Albion Resources Limited (ASX:ALB), Non-Executive Director of EchoIQ Limited (ASX: EIQ), Bindi Metals Ltd (ASX:BIM), Great Northern Minerals Limited (ASX:GNM) and a successful investor in a number of ASX listed entities. Mr Formica has previously held directorships with ASX listed companies Jade Gas Holdings Limited (ASX:JGH) (previously High Grade Metals Limited (ASX:HGM)), Bowen Coking Coal Limited (ASX:BCB), Orminex Ltd (ASX: ONX) and Lindian Resources Limited (ASX: LIN). 

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Jonathan Downes Managing Director

Jonathan Downes has BSc(Geo) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG) and AGA (Australian Geothermal Association). Jonathan has an extensive track record spanning over 30 years in the mineral and energy sectors (FFI). His expertise lies in project identification and development, with a diverse background encompassing both geological and corporate roles.

Jonathan has experience with various commodities, including nickel, gold, base metals, and energy solutions. Throughout his career, he has played a role in numerous private and public capital raisings to secure funding for strategic initiatives, exploration and mine development. Jonathan has been a founding director of Moly Mines Ltd, Ironbark Zinc Limited, Galena Mining Limited, Wolf Minerals Ltd and Siberia Mining Corporation 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.

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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.

Aida Tabakovic Company Secretary at Kaiser Reef

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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