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Management Team

Tony Cooper - BSc (Geology), MAusIMM: Managing Director

Qualifications: B. Appl. Sc. Geology, Curtin University, WA,

                     Mining Executive Development Program, School of Mines


Professional Associations: Member, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy


Tony Cooper has over 30 years experience in mining and mineral exploration industry and is the currently managing Director for Comet Resources Ltd.

He was the geological manager of the BHP Billiton Ravensthorpe Nickel Project since its conception in 1996 drilling the first discovery holes.  He was appointed the “competent person” for reporting Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves for the group and also worked with the metallurgical group to develop an understanding of grade and recovery after beneficiation.

Expertise in both open cut and underground mining operations includes mine development, resource evaluation, grade control strategies and mine reconciliation.  Exploration experience is comprehensive and incorporates all stages from project generation to feasibility.

Director since 2002.


Robert (Roj) Oswald Jones - BSc (Hons), FAusIMM (CP): Chairman

Mr Jones was a founding director of Comet Resources Ltd. and has been involved in the management of the Company's growth to date. Mr Jones has had over 40 years experience in the mining industry with major resource development companies, worldwide.

Director since 1993 – appointed Chairman in 1999.


Hamish Halliday - BSc (Geology), MAusIMM: Non-Executive Director

Mr Halliday founded Adamus Resources Limited and grew that company over six years to a multi-million ounce emerging gold producer. Mr Halliday also co-founded Gryphon Minerals Limited and Venture Minerals Limited, both highly successfully junior explorers. He has over 15 years of both corporate & technical experience within the mining industry.

Director since 16 December 2014.


Edmund Czechowski - FCPA: Executive Director & Company Secretary

Mr Czechowski is a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPA's.

He has over 30 years experience as an Accountant and Company Secretary embracing roles in taxation and business services with Price Waterhouse and Ernst Young; as Finance Director for five years of an ASX listed industrial company and 17 years as Financial Controller of a privately owned group of companies involved in mineral exploration, real estate, property development, investment and the motor industry.

Director since 30 May 2013.