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Matthew O'Kane

Managing Director

Qualifications:

BEcon & Fin, MBA, CPA

Matthew O'Kane has over 25 years of finance experience in the mining, commodities and automotive sectors. Matthew has held senior executive roles across a range of private and public companies in Australia, USA and Asia. He also spent nine years in Asia, gaining a wealth of experience and contacts in the region over a wide range of commodities from producing companies to exploration and development plays, as well as commodities trading. 

 

Matthew has experience in internal and external financial reporting, forecasting and analysis, long-range planning, internal control and corporate governance, and productive negotiations. Matthew O'Kane has a Bachelor of Economics and Finance, and an MBA, from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

 

Alex Molyneux

Non-executive Director

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Economics - Monash University

Mr Molyneux is an experienced metals and mining industry executive and financier. He is currently CEO of Galena Mining Limited (ASX: G1A), which just over two weeks ago announced a $90 million project equity investment from Toho Zinc of Japan, for a 40% ownership interest it’s Abra Base Metals Project. Prior to Galena, Mr Molyneux completed three-years as CEO of Paladin Energy Ltd. (ASX: PDN), one of the world’s largest uranium companies, where he completed a US$700M successful recapitalisation including raising US$115m in new capital and a re-listing of the company on the ASX. Prior to Paladin Energy, Mr Molyneux spent approximately five-years with Ivanhoe Mines Group and Ivanhoe Energy in various leadership capacities.

 

Mr Molyneux is well known for his breadth of experience in the mining industry and serves on a number of public company boards, including: Galena Mining Limited. (ASX: G1A), Argosy Minerals Ltd. (ASX: AGY), Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (TSX-V: MTA), Tempus Resources Ltd. (ASX: TMR) and Azarga Metals Corp. (TSX-V: AZR). Prior to his mining industry executive and director roles, Mr Molyneux was Managing Director, Head of Metals and Mining Investment Banking, Asia Pacific for Citigroup. As a specialist resources investment banker, he spent approximately 10-years providing investment banking services to natural resources companies. Mr Molyneux holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Monash University.

 

Hamish Halliday

Non-Executive Chairman

Qualifications:

BSc (Geology),

Profession Associations:

MAusIMM

Mr Halliday founded Adamus Resources Limited and grew that Company to a multi-million ounce emerging gold producer. Mr Halliday also co-founded Gryphon Minerals Limited and Venture Minerals Ltd, both highly successful junior explorers.

Mr Halliday is a Director of Blackstone Minerals Ltd, Alicanto Minerals Ltd and Venture Minerals Ltd. He resigned from Renaissance Minerals Limited on 26 September 2016.

No other Directorships in listed companies in the last three years.

Director since 2014.

David Prentice

Non-executive Director

Qualifications:

MBA - Deakin University

Mr Prentice is a senior resources executive with 25 plus years domestic and international experience. David started his career working in commercial and business development roles within the resources sector working for some of Australia's most successful gold and nickel exploration and mining companies. During the last 12 years, David has gained international oil and gas exploration and production sector experience (with a specific focus on the Mid-Continent region of the United States) working in both executive and non-executive director roles with Australian publicly traded companies. David is the Managing Director of Brookside Energy Limited, Chairman of Lustrum Minerals Limited and a non-executive director of Black Mesa Production, LLC and Comet Resources Limited.  

Sonu Cheema - CPA

Company Secretary

Qualifications:

B-Comm

Profession Associations:

CPA

Mr Cheema holds the position of Accountant and Company Secretary for Comet Resources Limited with over 10 years' experience working with public and private companies in Australia and abroad.