DIRECTORS & KEY PERSONNEL

The Company is managed by an energetic Board and exploration activities are conducted by qualified and closely monitored specialist geoscience consultants.  Director profiles are as follows:

David Paterson, BAppSc, GradDip BusAdmin
Chairman

David Paterson began his career as a geologist. He has diverse experience in the Australian minerals industry including Zinc Corporation (Broken Hill mines), Minerals Mining & Metallurgy, New Guinea Goldfields Ltd and BHP Exploration. David was a Member of ASX Ltd and brings over 20 years’ experience in stockbroking, capital markets and finance to the Company. He was a senior consultant with wealth management group Prescott Securities Ltd and held the position of National Manager Research & Stockbroking for the parent company, WHK Group (now Crowe Horwath Ltd), from April 2003 to December 2005. Prior to that David was branch manager of Ord Minnett in South Australia. David was a founding director of ASX listed Terramin Australia Limited and resigned in April 2009 having acted in both executive and non-executive capacities. He has significant experience in many facets of running a mineral exploration company.

He is a Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australia and a Member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Benjamin Miels, FCA, LLB
Director

Benjamin Miels commenced employment with Edwards Marshall in 1990 and was appointed a Senior Manager in 1998.  On 1 January 2002 he was admitted to the partnership of Edwards Marshall and in May 2008 he became the Managing Partner of Edwards Marshall. Benjamin advises many small to medium size businesses and professional clients in the provision of taxation, accounting and business services.  He also acts as a director/board adviser to a number of clients. Benjamin has experience in a wide range of industries including indigenous communities, health, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, agriculture, wholesale and retail trade, financial, recreation and entertainment, financial and property and business services. He is also a well-respected presenter on the topic of understanding and interpreting financial statements having facilitated the finance modules of the highly regarded Australian Institute of Company Directors Course for over 10 years. Benjamin also works extensively in the provision of litigation support services.

In April 2013 Benjamin was released from the partnership for a period of time to assume the role of Group CEO of Stratco Australia, a large Australian owned manufacturing and retail corporation.

Jay Stephenson, MBA, FCPA, FCIS, CMA, MAICD
Director, CFO and Company Secretary

Jay Stephenson is a qualified accountant and has been in business development for over 20 years. During this time, he has served as director, CFO and company secretary for both listed and unlisted entities in the resources, manufacturing, wine, hotel and property sectors. He has substantial experience in corporate transactions and managing all areas of finance.