Board &

Mr Michael Fry

Non-Executive Chairman

Michael Fry holds a Bachelor of Commerce 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.

Dr Carmen Letton

Non-Executive Director

Dr Carmen Letton is a mining engineer and mineral economist with 35 years of global mining experience and a diverse background in senior leadership roles in operations, business improvement and operational excellence. More recently focused on corporate and asset strategy development, she has extensive technical expertise in open pit and underground mines across multiple commodities and the many stages of asset development. Dr Letton was most recently the Head of Resource Development and Life of Asset Planning (Asset Strategy Development) at Anglo American, having previously worked at BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Newmont, Newcrest and a number of other international mining companies.

In recent years, Dr Letton was selected as one of the “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” in 2016 and 2018 by Women in Mining UK. She holds a PhD Mineral Economics from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hon) (Mining) from the West Australian School of Mines, Kalgoorlie.

Ms Jo Gaines

Non-Executive Director

Ms Gaines is an experienced leader and strategic policy director, having previously worked at high level of government as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Premier of Western Australia.  In this role she was a leader in significant policy development affecting the economic and social fabric of Western Australia and was influential in intergovernmental negotiations. 

She brings extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, including across all levels of government and with the private sector to drive reforms in a diverse range of fields including training and job creation, contracting and procurement, climate change, child protection and health.

Ms Gaines holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia, a Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from Curtin University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  She is currently Chair of the Government Employees Superannuation Board (GESB), a Director of DevelopmentWA and Non-Executive Director of Chalice Mining Limited. 

Mr Sonu Cheema

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. 

David English

Chief Operating Officer

David is a mining professional who brings a wealth of project development and operational experience gained from nearly 30 years working in the mining industry including some of Western Australia’s major recent project developments.

His experience includes Project Manager for IGO Limited’s Nova Nickel project and Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa Project, General Manager Operations at the Windimurra Vanadium Project, Project Consultant to the Oz Minerals’ West Musgrave Project and Project Director for the Covalent Lithium feasibility study.

Elisha Civil

Chief Financial Officer

Elisha holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia, a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Banking & Finance) from Murdoch University and has completed the Governance Institute of Australia’s Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance. Elisha has over 20 years’ experience as a finance professional in the resources sector since commencing her career and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in both Australia and Canada.

Her experience includes General Manager Finance at Regis Resources, where she was integral in the establishment of key financial management systems and processes as the company built from an explorer to a producer, and most recently Group Manager Finance and Tax at Fortescue Metals Group, responsible for all aspects of financial reporting and tax governance for the group.

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 in iron ore, base metals, and precious metals. John is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

John has previously 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.

Brett Morgan

Senior Metallurgist

Brett Morgan holds a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) and Bachelor of Science (Extractive Metallurgy) from Curtin University and the Western Australian School of Mines. Brett is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

He is an experienced metallurgist and has previously been based in consulting through which he has gained experience across a broad range of commodities with a focus on vanadium, iron ore, mineral sands and gold. Brett has been managing the metallurgical testing programmes for Technology Metals since the initial work in 2017.

Jason Barnett

Business Development – Energy Storage

Jason Barnett is a geologist with over 15 years’ experience on Australian and international resource projects. Jason complemented his resource industry background with a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Jason was a resource geologist for five years gaining valuable experience in the estimation of precious and base metals, early evaluation of mineral deposits and early level scoping studies.