Board of Directors & Management

Directors

Mr NICK JORSS

Non-Executive Chairman

Nick is the Executive Chairman of Bowen Coking Coal Ltd, a $60,000,000 ASX listed metallurgical coal exploration and development company. Nick is also a co-founder and Director of Konstantin Resources Pty Ltd, a private company exploring for gold, copper and other metals in Serbia.

Nick was the founding Managing Director of Stanmore Coal Ltd and served on Stanmore’s Board from its formation in June 2008 through to 26 November 2016. He has some 30 years’ experience in exploration and mining, investment banking, civil engineering, corporate finance and project management. Nick was instrumental in the success of Stanmore Coal Ltd, which currently has a market value of around $190 million. As the founding Managing Director, he led Stanmore’s growth from a coal exploration company to a profitable, mid-tier producer.

Prior to this, Nick worked in investment banking (as a director of Pacific Road Corporate Finance), leading advisory mandates with corporate, government and private equity clients across industry sectors ranging from resources to infrastructure.

Nick worked as an engineer with Baulderstone Hornibrook from 1991 to 1998 where he delivered significant infrastructure and resource projects and has previously held director roles with Kurilpa Uranium, Vantage Private Equity Growth, Vantage Asset Management and WICET Holdings Pty Ltd.

Nick holds a Bachelor with Honours in Civil Engineering from the University of Queensland, a Master of Business Administration from the University of NSW (AGSM) and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA).

Mr DAVID A-IZZEDDIN

Technical Director

David is a geologist with over 30 years’ experience in exploration, project assessment, feasibility studies, mine development and business development across a broad range of commodities including gold, base metals, iron, uranium, phosphate and bauxite and has worked in Australia, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America.

He has operated in a number of operational and management roles and played a major role in the discovery and development of a number of deposits. including Mount Wright (1.1 Moz) and the Sarsfield / Nolan’s complex (5.9 Moz), both of which are located near Ravenswood and of similar styles to the types of deposits the Company is seeking there.

David has worked extensively in north Queensland exploring for gold and base metals for various companies including Dominion Mining, Cyprus Gold, MIM Exploration, Ross Mining, Xstrata Copper and Capricorn Copper. David has also coordinated project generation activities globally for Xstrata Copper for 5 years, where he was directly involved in the successful negotiation of project acquisitions and joint venture agreements within Australia and internationally.

David is a co-founder and director of Konstantin Resources Pty Ltd, a private company with gold and copper tenements in the prospective Timok Basin in Serbia.

Mr ANDREW GILBERT

Director – Operations

Andrew is a Mining Engineer with 20 years’ experience in engineering, operational and management roles within the mining and tunnelling industry. He has been integral in the establishment, development, and operational control of surface and underground mine sites for companies including Glencore, Xstrata, Oz Minerals, Capricorn Copper and Thiess/John Holland. Andrew has specialised in the delivery of key projects for these major companies across various commodities and followed up the project delivery phases with operational and statutory management of large in house and contractor workforces for delivery of budget KPI’s. Key projects include the Ernest Henry underground expansion, AirportLink Tunnel, Carrapateena underground mine and the Capricorn Copper mine refurb and establishment.

Andrew is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and holds a Queensland First Class Mine Manager Certificate of Competency Company Secretary and CFO.

Management

Mr DUNCAN CORNISH

CFO/Company Secretary

Duncan was the founding CFO and Company Secretary for Stanmore Coal Ltd (ASX:SMR), Waratah Coal Ltd (TSX and ASX:WCI), Bow Energy Ltd (ASX:BOW) and Orbis Gold Ltd (ASX:OBS) and is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience as a public company CFO and Company Secretary, focused on finance, administration and governance roles.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in the accountancy profession both in England and Australia, mainly with the accountancy firms Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has extensive experience in all aspects of company financial reporting, corporate regulatory and governance areas, business acquisition and disposal due diligence, capital raising, company initial public offerings and company secretarial responsibilities and has served as CFO and/or Company Secretary of several Australian and Canadian public companies.

Mr ANGUS HORNABROOK

Exploration Manager

Geologist with over 25 years experience in exploration including:

  • Discovery of copper/ gold/sliver projects at Cobar, NSW for Peel Mining
  • Discovery of the 42Moz high grade Paris Silver deposit, South Australia

Mr JOE EVERT

Operations Foreman

Mining Engineer and Operator with over 30 years in underground operations and management  including:

  • Cerro Blanco Gold Mine, Guatemala
  • Gosowong Gold Mine, Indonesia
  • Didipio Gold Mine, Philippines
  • Ernest Henry Mine, Qld
  • Hadleigh Castle, Qld