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 Damon Neaves LLB, B.Comm, A.S.I.A
Mr Neaves is a founding director and shareholder of Pura Vida Energy. He has worked in various commercial, operational and management roles and brings a wealth of international oil and gas expertise. Prior to forming Pura Vida, he was the Business Development Manager of a mid-cap international E&P company and his international experience spans countries throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific.
Mr Neaves has established an extensive worldwide network and has fostered key relationships with government and industry organisations. Mr Neaves brings a commercial focus and governance discipline to this role. Prior to working in the oil and gas industry, Mr Neaves practised as a lawyer and corporate advisor.
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Mr Nathan Lude
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
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.