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Dale Rogers

Executive Chairman

A Mining Engineer with over 30 years experience in the mining industry and a strong operating and technical background, having experience in Operations Management, Project development and start-ups, Project optimisations, improvement programmes and organisational development. His working experience includes operational roles from Underground Miner to Operations Manager level in the gold industry being responsible, at one time, for management through to P&L, of gold operations encompassing three operating mills processing a combined total of +4 million tonnes per annum, being fed by three underground and five open cut gold mines.

Mr Rogers has been responsible for the commencement and development of half a dozen underground mines and a similar number of open cut mines in Australia and overseas.

In addition to his operational experience he has managed Scoping and Bankable Feasibility Studies and then subsequently been responsible for financing, construction and developement of several projects. With experience in debt and equity raising, toll treatment agreements, negotiating off-take agreements and mezzanine financing, IPO's, risk management, shareholder and stakeholder relations, government liaison and project approvals, negotiating development, finance and taxation agreements, mergers, takeovers, acquisitions and divestments, joint ventures and valuations.

Mr Rogers was Managing Director of a junior resources company when it went from a market capitalisation of $40m to just under One billion dollars over a period of four years. He was the founding Chairman of  Primary Gold Limited and  Phoenix Gold Limited, recently acquired by Evolution Mining.

Dennis Wilkins B.Bus, AICD, ACIS

Company Secretary

Mr Wilkins is the founder and principal of DWCorporate Pty Ltd a leading privately held corporate advisory firm servicing the natural resources industry.   

Since 1994 he has been a director of, and involved in the executive management of, several publicly listed resource companies with operations in Australia, PNG, Scandinavia and Africa. From 1995 to 2001 he was the Finance Director of Lynas Corporation Ltd during the period when the Mt Weld Rare Earths project was acquired by the group. He was also founding director and advisor to Atlas Iron Limited at the time of Atlas’ initial public offering in 2006.

Since July 2001 Mr Wilkins has been a running DWCorporate Pty Ltd where he advises on the formation of, and capital raising for, emerging companies in the Australian resources sector.

He is currently non-executive Chairman of Australian listed company Key Petroleum Limited and non-executive director of Enterprise Metals Ltd.

Jamie Cullen B Com; CA; F Fin; FAICD AGIA ACIS

Non-Executive Director

Mr Cullen has broad commercial and practical experience in growing businesses domestically and internationally, both organically and through acquisitions, with a focus on the resource sector. He is currently Managing Director of Pacific Energy Ltd, an ASX listed power station owner and operator, primarily servicing the mining industry. From 1995 to 2014 he was Managing Director of two ASX listed companes which serviced the mining and oil and gas industries until they were acquired under formal takeover offers.

In the ten years prior to his CEO roles, he was a finance executive in the motion picture industry in Los Angeles and before that was with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Australia and the USA.

Mr Cullen is a qualified Chartered Accountant with considerable Financial and Corporate Governance experience.and has served as a Director of several listed companies.He is also on the board of two not-for-profit organisations.
 

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