Mr Ian Middlemas
Chairman

Mr Middlemas is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He worked for a large international Chartered Accounting firm before joining the Normandy Mining Group where he was a senior group executive for approximately 10 years. He has had extensive corporate and management experience, and is currently a Director with a number of publicly listed companies in the resources sector.

Mr Matthew Syme
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr Syme is a Chartered Accountant and an accomplished mining executive with over 26 years experience in senior management roles in Australia and overseas. He was a Manager in a major international Chartered Accounting firm before spending 3 years as an equities analyst in a large stockbroking firm. He was then Chief Financial Officer of Pacmin Mining Limited, a successful Australian gold mining company.

Mr Syme has considerable experience in managing mining projects in a wide range of commodities and countries. He most recently held the position of Managing Director of copper-gold developer Sierra Mining Limited, which merged with RTG Mining Inc in early June 2014. Mr Syme was responsible for the acquisition of Sierra’s key Mabilo Project in late 2011.

Prior to joining Sierra in 2010 he was Managing Director of Berkeley Resources Limited where he successfully guided the acquisition and scoping studies of Berkeley’s Salamanca Uranium Project in Spain.

Mr Mark Hohnen
Non-Executive Director

Mr Hohnen has been involved in the mineral business since the late 1970s and has held a number of directorships in both public and private companies. He was founding Chairman of Cape Mentelle and Cloudy Bay wines, as well as the oil and coal company Anglo Pacific Resources Plc and was a director of AIM listed Kalahari Minerals Plc.

Mr Jason Baverstock
Executive Director

Mr Baverstock founded Australia Salt Lake Potash Pty Ltd and secured each of that company’s potash projects. He brings to the Company over 10 years of financial, business and research expertise. He began his career with the Australian government as Researcher and Mandarin Translator in the Australian Embassy in Beijing. He then worked in commerce and finance in Greater China in roles such as Strategy Analyst at Credit Suisse, Hong Kong and Analyst at BNP Paribas, Hong Kong. His role at BNP Paribas focused on identifying new investment ideas in the agricultural and alternative energy sectors and also analysis of the leading Chinese grain processing and fertiliser companies. 

 

Mr Mark Pearce
Non-Executive Director

Mr Pearce is a Chartered Accountant and is currently a Director of several listed companies that operate in the resources sector. He has had considerable experience in the formation and development of listed resource companies and has worked for several large international Chartered Accounting firms. Mr Pearce is also a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Mr Sam Cordin
Company Secretary

Mr Cordin is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He commenced his career with a large international Chartered Accounting firm and has since worked in the corporate office of a number of listed companies that operate in the resources sector