Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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Mr Michael Fry

Non-Executive Chairman

Michael Fry holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia, is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and is a past member of the Australian Stock Exchange. Mr Fry has extensive corporate and commercial experience, financial and capital market knowledge and a background in corporate treasury management. Mr Fry is currently Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed Brookside Energy Limited with a focus on oil and gas exploration and production onshore mid-continent region of USA, Non-Executive Chairman of Challenger Energy Limited that is focussing on oil and gas exploration opportunities in South Africa and Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed Norwest Energy NL that has assets in Australia and the United Kingdom with an operational focus on the northern Perth Basin. Mr Fry was a board member of Precious Metals Australia Limited which owned and operated the Windamurra Vanadium operation in Western Australia.

Mr Ian Prentice

Managing Director

Ian Prentice holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Western Australia and has over 30 years experience in the global mining industry, spanning exploration, development and open cut and underground mining. Ian is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Ian has served as a Director for a number of ASX-listed resource companies, with activities ranging from exploration and project acquisition in Asia and Africa through to gold production in Australia. Ian is the founding Executive Director of Technology Metals Australia Limited.

Jacqueline Murray

Non-Executive Director

Jacqueline Murray is a Partner at Resource Capital Funds (RCF) and has worked within the mining industry for over 20 years.  Mrs Murray joined RCF in 2012 after working in business analysis and improvement roles with BHP Billiton. Prior to this she worked in various geotechnical engineering roles in underground and open pit operations within BHP Billiton and WMC Resources. Mrs. Murray holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Geological Engineering from RMIT University. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Alliance Mining Commodities and Khoemacau Copper Mining. 

Mr Sonu Cheema

Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary

Mr Cheema is a Partner at Cicero Group with over 10 years' experience working with public and private companies in Australia and abroad. Roles and responsibilities held by Mr Cheema include completion and preparation of management and ASX financial reports, investor relations, initial public offers, mergers and acquisitions, management of capital raising activities and auditor liaison. Currently Mr Cheema is Company Secretary for Corizon Limited (ASX: CIZ), Avira Resources Limited (ASX: AVW), Yojee Limited (ASX: YOJ) and Comet Resources Limited (ASX: CRL). Mr Cheema has completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting at Curtin University and is a CPA member. Having completed the CPA Program, the core competencies and key areas of focus by Mr Cheema include Financial Reporting, Taxation, Management Accounting and Governance. 

Michael Bourke

Project Director

Michael holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor Economics and Bachelor Engineering (Chemical) degrees and worked in the minerals and metals industry for over 30 years.   His commodity experience covers mineral sands, nickel, cobalt, vanadium, tin, LNG and oil sands. His work includes contracting and project experience, fabrication for LNG projects and operational responsibility for facilities in WA and Singapore.  Michael has extensive expertise in process design, technology implementation, project and engineering management and maintenance services gained through his roles internationally in businesses in Canada, the USA, Singapore and Australia. He was Business Planning Manager for WMC Nickel, Executive General Manager for Iluka Resources, President Emeco Canada and Operations Manager AGC-Ausgroup.

John McDougall

Exploration Manager

John McDougall holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours (Geology) from the University of Tasmania and has over 20 years experience in mineral exploration, with iron ore, base and precious metals experience. John is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. John has previous served as Exploration Manager for an ASX-listed iron ore resource company, and has relevant consulting experience in Western Australia and Tasmania. John has been managing the geological data acquisition at Gabanintha and Yarrabubba since February 2017.