Board of directors

Board of Directors

Alexander Burns

Executive Chairman

Mr Burns was Managing Director of Sphere Minerals Limited from 1998 – 2010. During this period, the company acquired and evaluated iron ore properties in Mauritania, West Africa. Sphere was subsequently taken over by Xstrata PLC in November 2010 for $514 million. Mr Burns was also a non-executive Chairman of Shield Mining Limited (Shield), which was spun out of Sphere in 2006. Shield was a gold and base metals exploration company active in Mauritania and was taken over by Gryphon Minerals Limited in mid-2010.

Alexander Burns

Kim Robinson

Managing Director

Mr Robinson has over 40 years' experience in mineral exploration and mining having graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1973 with a degree in Geology.

His experience is extensive including 10 years as Executive Chairman of Forrestania Gold NL. During his time at Forrestania, Mr Robinson played a key role in the discovery and development of the Bounty Gold Mine, the development of the Mt McClure Gold Mine and the discovery of the Maggie Hays and Emily Ann nickel sulphide deposits. Mr Robinson was also a Non-Executive Director of Jubilee Mines NL in the period leading up to the discovery and development of the Cosmos Nickel Mine.

Mr Robinson was a founding Director of Kagara Ltd where he held the position of Executive Chairman for a period of 12 years until February 2011. During this time he oversaw the development of Kagara's North Queensland base metal operations, the listing of Mungana Goldmines Ltd on the ASX and the acquisition and development of the high grade Lounge Lizard nickel deposit in Western Australia.

Kim Robinson

Marcello Cardaci

Non-Executive Director

Mr Cardaci is a partner of Gilbert & Tobin’s Corporate Advisory Group. Mr Cardaci advises on a range of corporate and commercial matters including public and private equity fund raisings and public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestment. Mr Cardaci also regularly advises on issues relating to Corporations Act and Australian Securities Exchange Listing Rules. He has cross-border experience, having advised on numerous overseas transactions including capital raisings, takeovers, schemes of arrangements and the structuring of acquisitions and joint ventures in numerous countries. Mr Cardaci has also lectured in the securities law course conducted by the Securities Institute of Australia and is a past committee member of the State Branch of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association Limited.

He is currently a director of Manhatten Corporation Limited.

Marcello Cardaci