Independent Non-Executive Chair
Alan has some 25 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industry. Formerly the founder and Managing Director of Olympia Resources Limited and credited with the discovery of the Harts Range Garnet deposit in NT which became an operating producer of garnet.
Alan was also the founder and Executive Chairman of Northern Mining Limited which discovered the George’s Reward gold deposit 30km south-east of Kalgoorlie(since mined in excess of 100,000 oz of gold in conjunction with the Canon deposit by Metals X) as well as the Keysbrook Mineral Sands deposit south of Perth which has since commenced production. Alan has a track record of finding commercial deposits of Australian natural Resources.
Jon is a mining industry executive and Member of the AusIMM with over 35 years expertise in all aspects of the mineral industry. After commencing as a geologist, recent roles for junior mineral exploration and development companies at Managing Director level have focused on all aspects of resource company development, project generation, corporate management and capital raising.
Particular success was achieved with Polaris Metals following the discovery and initial development of the Carina iron ore deposit leading to a takeover producing significant shareholder benefits. An extensive project development and production experience, with a particular focus on gold, also covers a number of commodities including iron ore and base metals in both open cut and underground settings mainly in WA but also elsewhere in Australia and overseas.
Non Executive Director
Brian is a chartered AusIMM professional (B.Sc. Extractive Metallurgy, MAusIMM CP(Met)) with over 30 years of experience gained in mineral process engineering, project economic assessment and operations. Brian has worked on over 60 significant local and international mineral project studies (scoping, prefeasibility and definitive feasibility) and has a sound technical understanding of mineral processing, project economics and the various stages of the mineral project cycle.
He has been a full time employee of Wood (formerly Minproc Engineers Limited) for 16 years and works as a Principal Process Engineer in their Mining and Minerals division.
MBA CPA AGIA ACG (CS, CSP)
Mr Usher is a CPA, Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional with extensive experience in the management and corporate affairs of public listed companies. He holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia and has extensive experience across many industries focusing on Corporate & Financial Management, Strategy & Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Investor Relations & Corporate Governance.
His experience ranges across Australia, USA, UK, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Mr Usher is currently the Company Secretary of Blina Minerals NL and co-founded a gold/phosphate company GBM Resources Limited.