Board and Directors

The Company will be managed by the Board of Directors. The Board presently comprises 4 Directors. Biographies of the Directors and the Company Secretary are outlined below:

Neil Warburton

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Warburton is a graduate of the Western Australia School of Mines with an Associate Degree in Mining Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Chairman of the Australian Mining and Prospectors Hall of Fame Foundation, Councillor of the Western Australian School of Mines Alumni association and serves as a director on several smaller private companies.

Mr Warburton has worked within the mining industry his entire career in roles ranging from underground miner through to senior mining engineer to executive and non-executive directorships managing large mining and contracting companies. He has over 40 years of experience in all areas of mining operations.

Over the period 2000-2012, Mr Warburton held senior positions with Barminco Limited culminating in his appointment as Chief Executive Officer from August 2007 to March 2012. During his time at Barminco, he managed the day-to-day Australian operations and coordinated the international expansion into West Africa and Egypt, establishing the company as the largest underground hard rock contractor in Australia and West Africa and more than doubling Barminco’s revenue.

Prior to joining Barminco, Mr Warburton held several senior corporate positions included serving as Managing Director of Coolgardie Gold NL from 1990 to 1995.

The Board considers that Mr Warburton is an independent Director.

Arvind Misra

Managing Director

Mr Misra holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mining Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India and a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Murdoch University.

Mr Misra is an experienced mining engineer with over 30 years’ industry experience. He has gained his experience working through small and large mining companies in Australia, Africa and Asia.

Mr Misra’s primary expertise is in start-up of the new mining businesses in any jurisdiction, recommencement of dormant mines, mine management, feasibility studies, acquisition of assets, turn around management, corporate restructuring, exploration project management, IPOs and stock exchange listing.

Mr Misra served on the board of ASX listed Company (India Resources Limited) as Managing Director for 9 years as well as on several unlisted boards (private limited).

Mr Misra has worked on numerous high-profile projects for RIO Tinto, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance, Mount Isa Mines (Glencore), Anglo American (Zambia), Griffin Coal, Norseman Gold, Brandrill Limited and India Resources Limited.

Mr Misra is a director of Aranak Pty Ltd and non-executive advisor to several mining companies. Mr Misra is a member of the Australasia Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Jason Ward

Non-Executive Director, Exploration Director

Jason Ward holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Geology and is a Fellow and Chartered Professional of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Jason has had a highly successful global career as an exploration geologist;  and has over 25 years’ experience working around the world; most recently in Ecuador where he was instrumental in the discovery of several copper gold deposits, including the Tier-1 Cascabel copper gold porphyry deposit (12Mt Cu & 26Moz Au) for SolGoldplc.

Jason has an extensive track record of successfully working with local communities and safely managing exploration teams, working with people from diverse cultures in challenging social and physical terrains.

John Traicos

Non-Executive Director

Mr Traicos is a lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience in commercial and corporate affairs in Australia and Southern Africa. Mr Traicos has acted as company secretary and commercial manager to several Australian resource companies and has been involved in resource projects and acquisitions in Australia, Africa and Indonesia.

Mr Traicos is currently a director of Bassari Resources Limited, Pacific Bauxite NL and Abyssinian Gold PLC and company secretary/commercial/legal manager of Abyssinian Metals Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Natal and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Rhodesia.