Dave is a qualified mining engineer with 20 years’ experience in Africa and Australia. He is a highly experienced underground mining specialist with a first class honours degree in mining engineering from the University of New South Wales and a graduate diploma in applied finance and investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and a Western Australian first class mine managers certificate of competency.
Dave is currently the Managing Director of ASX listed Calidus Resources Limited and AIM listed Keras Resources, which are Australian Gold and Togo Manganese exploration and mining companies.
Dave is a member of the Audit & Risk, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Keith has almost 30 years’ experience in stockbroking and funds management. He has been largely involved in the funding and promoting of resource companies listed on the ASX, AIM and TSX. He has advised various companies on the identification and acquisition of resource projects and was previously employed by one of Australia’s then largest funds.
Until recently, Keith was the Non–Executive Chairman of ASX listed Talga Resources Limited. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Calidus Resources Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited.
Keith is a member of the Audit & Risk and Nomination Committees.
Richard is the General Manager of Geomet s.r.o., the Company’s wholly owned Czech subsidiary, and is a highly experienced Czech mining executive. He holds a Masters Degree in Mining Engineer from the Technical University of Ostrava in Czech Republic. He is the former Chief Project Manager and Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer at OKD. OKD has been a major coal producer in the Czech Republic. He has almost 30 years of relevant industry experience in the Czech Republic.
Richard also has experience as a Project Analyst at Normandy Capital in Sydney as part of a postgraduate programme from Swinburne University. He has held previous senior positions within OKD and New World Resources as Chief Engineer, and as Head of Surveying and Geology. He has also served as the Head of the Supervisory Board of NWR Karbonia, a Polish subsidiary of New World Resources (UK) Limited. He has an intimate knowledge of mining in the Czech Republic.
Kiran is currently Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company’s largest shareholder, Cadence Minerals.
Kiran holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Geology) from the Camborne School of Mines and an MBA (Finance) from CASS Business School. He has extensive experience in the mineral resource industry working in both operational and management roles. Kiran spent the first four years of his career in exploration, mining and civil engineering before obtaining his MBA. He has served as a director of a number of public companies in both an executive and non-executive capacity.
Kiran is the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Julia Beckett, CSA(Cert)
Julia holds a Certificate in Governance Practice and Administration and is a Certificated Member of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Julia is a corporate governance professional, having worked in corporate administration and compliance for the past 10 years. She has been involved in business acquisitions, mergers, initial public offerings and capital raisings, as well as statutory and financial reporting.
Julia is currently Company Secretary of Drake Resources Limited and Doriemus PLC.
Chief Operating Officer
Neil has previously held the positions of Chief Operating Officer at Karara Mining Ltd, Managing Director of IMX Resources Limited and worked with the Australian Premium Iron Ore Joint Venture on mine infrastructure. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd, subsequent to the sale of the business by BHP. Neil was also previously the General Manager at the Murrin Operation for Minara Resources Ltd, a position he held for almost five years.
Neil holds a Masters of Applied Science in Metallurgy from the South Australian Institute of Technology, and was the recipient of the Mine Manager of the Year Award through the Sydney Mining Club in 2007. He was the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy North Queensland Resources Industry Professional of the Year in 2009. His technical qualifications are supported by a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from Charles Sturt University, along with a Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Grant is one of the world’s foremost lithium metallurgists and he’s played a significant role in the Company’s successful PFS.
Grant was previously Manager Lithium Chemicals for Talison Lithium and was involved in the management of the Talison Lithium Carbonate Plant from Scoping Study to Definitive Feasibility Study. He was involved in the design and technical direction of the Talison Test Facility and has more recently been a technical consultant on the Sonora Lithium Project in Mexico.
Grant has had previous roles with UGL, SNC Lavalin, CleanTeq and Ausenco.
Dr Pavel Reichl
Pavel has over 15 years’ experience in precious, base and PGE metals exploration and production and has a PhD from University of Montana.
Pavel was formerly Business Unit Manager of a Canadian listed minerals exploration company responsible for Europe and Central Asia. He was the former head of the Newmont acquisition program in Eastern Europe and exploration manager for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
Pavel is fluent in English, Czech and Russian.
Chief Financial Officer
James is a CPA and Chartered Company Secretary with 20 years’ international experience in the mining industry.
James is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Keras Resources Plc (AIM). Prior to this he was CFO of Straits Resources Limited, an ASX200 diversified mining group, and CFO and company secretary of SGX listed Straits Asia Resources where he was integral to its development as a 10 million tonne per annum coal producer in Indonesia.
James has experience working in debt and capital equity markets, tax strategy, mergers and acquisitions and in corporate governance.