Directors

Mr Simon Eley
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Eley has extensive commercial experience and will assist the Company’s management team in achieving the key commercial outcomes forming part of the Company’s near term growth strategy and is a solicitor with wide experience in the resource sector.  He is the founding director of Egan Street Resources, a gold exploration and development company that recently listed on the ASX.  Mr Eley was an Executive Director of Aragon Resources Limited (Aragon) and led the team that secured the Central Murchison Gold Project which became Aragon's core asset with approximately 2 million ounces in JORC compliant resources.  Aragon was taken over by Westgold Resources Limited in 2011 valuing Aragon at $76 million.

Mr Eley was previously based in Nouakchott, Mauritania working on the Chinguetti Oil project for Woodside Petroleum Limited in an advisory and commercial role dealing with government, joint venture partners and local and international contractors as well as managing the supply chain function for FPSO operations and regional onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration in West Africa.  He also worked for Clough Limited and was involved in responding to tenders and securing various contracts for mineral and oil and gas projects in Australia and overseas.  At Clayton Utz, Mr Eley's experience included capital raisings, corporate matters and dispute resolution.  He has also gained practical experience working in operating base metal and gold mines in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

 

Mr Ric Malcolm
Non-Executive Director
 
Mr Malcolm is a professional geoscientist with 33 years of varied oil and gas experience within seven international markets. He began his career as a Petroleum Geologist with Woodside Petroleum in Perth, exploring for oil and gas on the Northwest Shelf. He spent 10 years with Ampolex Limited (Perth & Sydney) as a Senior Explorationist and then Exploration Manager in Western Australia and Asset Manager for Northern and Eastern Australia. He previously held the position of Managing Director with OMV (UK) Limited, a subsidiary of OMV, one of Europe’s leading oil and gas companies. Between 2008-2013 Mr Malcolm was the CEO of Gulfsands Petroleum plc, an AIM listed oil and gas production, exploration, and development company with operations in Syria, Iraq, Morocco, Colombia, Tunisia and the USA.

Mr Nathan Lude
Non-Executive Director

Mr Lude has broad experience working in Asset Management, Mining and the Energy Industry. He operates a boutique advisory firm, Advantage Management Pty Ltd and works with private and public companies, focused on enhancing business growth and development through introducing new investors and capital.  Mr Lude has worked in a Business Development Management role for a large Canadian Energy Company and previously held the Managing Director position for a listed ASX mining company. Since 2007, he been involved in Asset and Fund Management.  His business network spreads across Australia and Asia and has strong ties with Australian broking firms, institutions, Asian investors and institutions.

Mr David Sanders
Non-Executive Director

Mr  Sanders has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate law. He has advised numerous entities, including ASX-listed and private companies on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules compliance and corporate governance, as well as commercial transactions across a range of industries and jurisdictions. In addition to his legal qualifications, David also has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment. David is the Chairman of Murlpirrmarra Connection Limited, a charity which focuses on education and training for indigenous youth in the Yilgarn Region of Western Australia. Currently, he is also a Non-Executive Director of Marenica Energy Ltd, World Titanium Resources Limited and International Raw Materials Pty Ltd.

 

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