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Directors and Management

Robert Kirtlan

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Kirtlan had a background in accounting and finance prior to working for major investment banks in Sydney and New York focusing on global mining. He has been involved in the mining industry for approximately 25 years arranging equity and debt financing for junior and major mining companies. More lately he has taken active roles in the financing, management and development of exploration opportunities across a broad spectrum of commodities in various countries.

Mark Wallace

Non-Executive Director

Mr Wallace is a finance professional with a background in economics and finance. He has spent almost 20 years working for both major and boutique Investment Banks specialising in the Global Materials and Energy sectors. He spent the bulk of his career in London and Sydney identifying, advising and financing early stage and pre development mining and energy companies.

Hugh Bresser

Non-Executive Director

Mr Bresser has more than 24 years experience working in the resources industry. He holds an honours degree in Economic and Metalliferous Geology from James Cook University and an MBA from the Mt Eliza Business School, Melbourne.

Mr Bresser spent ten years working with BHP Billiton and Billiton, generating and evaluating exploration projects in a variety of commodities within Australia, Asia, Southern Africa and South America. He was involved with Billiton’s successful Junior Alliance Strategy in Australia and post-merger held senior positions within BHP Billiton’s Global Exploration Division, including three years in Exploration Global Strategy, Business Planning and Risk Management.

Mr Bresser held a senior role within the BHP Billiton Iron Ore Group, working on supply chain optimisation and new capital implementation. Mr Bresser has previously held technical positions with Pancontinental Mining Ltd, Renison Goldfields Consolidated and Goldfields Ltd.

Ben Vallerine

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Vallerine has 15 years global industry experience as a geologist and manager. Mr Vallerine holds a Bachelor of Science, with honours in Economic Geology from the University of Tasmania (CODES).

Mr Vallerine has worked with WA gold miners Harmony Gold and New Hampton Goldfields and iron ore giant Rio Tinto. Mr Vallerine has extensive North American experience and resided in the USA for 5 years and managed all of the in-country activities for junior explorer Black Range Minerals. Mr Vallerine also managed activities in Canada and Alaska for Coventry Resources.