Board of Directors

Geoffrey McNamara – Non-Executive Chairman

Mr McNamara has over 25 years of resource sector experience as a geologist, project manager, corporate financier and fund manager.

Mr McNamara is a partner at Medea Natural Resources, Non-Executive Chairman of Cora Gold, Non-Executive Chairman of Tesoro Resources, Non-Executive Director of Access Asia Mining and a Non-Executive Director of the Singapore Mining Club.

Previously he was an owner and Investment Director of Pacific Road Capital, a private equity manager, investing in the global mining industry. Prior to that he was a Director of Société General’s Mining Finance group in New York. Operational roles include project manager, senior mine geologist and mine geologist for Ivanhoe Mines, Lion Ore International and Western Mining Corporation.

 Mark Calderwood – Managing Director

Mr Calderwood previously held the positions of chief executive officer and managing director of Tawana Resources from 2016 until it merged with its Joint Venture Partner Alliance Mineral Assets in December 2018. He has extensive experience in mineral exploration (including 7 years in pegmatite minerals) and production management.

Mr Calderwood retired as managing director of Perseus Mining Limited in January 2013 and was instrumental in the transition from an explorer to producer and a period which saw the junior explorer mature to an ASX100 company. He is also an authority on pegmatites and is a co-author of the publication ‘A Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia”

Mr Calderwood is currently non-executive director for Manas Resources Limited (since October 2017) and was formerly a director of Amani Gold Limited (from August 2014 to January 2018) and Explaurum Limited (from August 2013 to August 2016).

Mark Turner – Executive Director

Mr Turner is a mining engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the resources sector. He has been responsible for the start-up and operation of mines in Australia, Africa and Asia. He was previously general manager of operations at Resolute Mining Ltd, one of Australia’s largest gold producers and chief operating officer of CGA Mining, before its takeover by B2 Gold for C$1.1 billion in 2013.

Robert Vassie – Non-Executive Director

Mr Vassie is a mining engineer with more than 33 years’ international mining industry experience and 18 years’ experience in a range of senior management roles with Rio Tinto. He is currently the managing director & CEO of St Barbara Limited and has particular experience in operations management, resource development strategy, mine planning, feasibility studies, business improvement, corporate restructuring and strategic procurement.

Vicki Xie – Non-Executive Director

Ms Xie is an accountant with over 16 years’ experience in accounting and finance, as well as in fund raising, acquisition and private equity investment. Ms Xie has held chief financial officer, accounting and company secretary roles in both China and Australia.

Ong Kian Guan – Non-Executive Director

Mr Ong Kiang Guan has been an audit partner with Baker Tilly TFW LLP since 2005, where he is currently the head of its Assurance and Capital Market practices. He is currently also an independent director of Weiye Holdings Limited, China XLX Fertilisers Ltd, IAG Holdings Limited and RMH Holdings Limited, which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Ong Kian Guan is a fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He has also previously served as a member of the Investigation and Disciplinary Panel and the Auditing and Assurance committee of ISCA.

Chan Ming Fai – Non-Executive Director

Mr Chan Ming Fai (“Mr Chan”) has over 30 years of experience in asset management, investment banking, and business consultancy. He worked for Jardine Fleming Investment Management in the 1980’s with a major responsibility to market unit trusts and asset management products in Hong Kong and subsequently in various Asian markets and was particularly instrumental in the establishment of Jardine Fleming’s Investment trust operation in Japan, Korea and Indonesia. In 1997 Mr Chan co-founded the KGI Group, which is a pan-Asian investment bank with shareholders including major corporates and institutions in Asia.

From 2003 onward, Mr Chan established business operations in various fields including NPL restructuring, and real estate development. He has also advised companies in relation to M&A transactions and IPOs. Most recently, Mr Chan assisted a company list on the GEM board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in April 2017.

Mr Chan is currently an independent Non-Executive Director of China LotSynergy Holdings Limited and was previously a Non-Executive Director of Burwill Holdings Limited. He is also a consultant to Windmill Group Limited.