Board & Management

Nicholas Mather

Non-Executive Chairman
BSC (HONS, GEOL), MAUSIMM

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Nick Mather’s special area of experience and expertise is the generation of and entry into undervalued or unrecognised resource exploration opportunities. He has been involved in the junior resource sector at all levels for more than 25 years. In that time he has been instrumental in the delivery of major resource projects that have delivered significant gains to shareholders. As an investor, securing projects and financiers, leading exploration campaigns and managing emerging resource companies Mr Mather brings a wealth of valuable experience.
Mr Mather is currently an Executive Director of SolGold plc (AIM), Managing Director and co-founder of DGR Global Limited (ASX), Executive Chairman of Armour Energy Limited (ASX), Non-Executive Director of Aus Tin Mining Limited (ASX), IronRidge Resources Ltd (AIM) and Lakes Oil NL (ASX).
As an Executive Director (and co-founder) of Arrow Energy NL until 2004, Mr Mather was responsible for the generation of its Surat Basin Coal Bed Methane project. Arrow Energy was taken over in 2010 for $3.5 billion.
Mr Mather has also been a Non-Executive Director of Ballarat Goldfields NL, having assisted with the recapitalisation of the company in 2002. Ballarat Goldfields was recently taken over by Lihir Gold Limited at a value in excess of $300 million.

Brian Moller

Non-Executive Director
LLB(HONS)
 

Brian Moller

Brian Moller is a corporate partner in the Brisbane based law firm HopgoodGanim. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1981 and has been a partner since 1983. He practices almost exclusively in the corporate area with an emphasis on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions.
He holds an LLB Hons from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association.
Mr Moller acts for many public listed resource and industrial companies and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the board particularly in the corporate regulatory and governance areas.
Mr Moller is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed DGR Global Limited Limited, Platina Resources Limited and AusTin Mining Limited, and SolGold plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM).

Neil Stuart

Non-Executive Director
 

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Mr Neil Stuart is a highly experienced exploration geologist with over 40 years of experience in the minerals industry. Earlier in his career, he worked with Utah Development Company (for uranium base metals and coal) with activity in all states of Australia, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Madagascar and Indonesia, and then managed a highly successful coal exploration program for Marathon Petroleum Australia Ltd.
In 1979, he established a geological consultancy based in Brisbane and has since undertaken assignments for numerous major and junior mining companies. Since 2000, he has been heavily involved in project delineation and acquisition in Australia and Argentina. As a founding Director of Oroplata Ltd, Mr Stuart was instrumental in acquiring the highly prospective Cerro Negro Epithermal Gold Project from MIM Holdings Ltd and advancing the project until the company merged with Andean Resources Ltd, which was itself taken over by the large Canadian miner, Goldcorp in 2010 for $3.7 billion.
Mr Stuart was also a co-founder of ASX and TSX listed Orocobre Limited, which is now developing the Salar Olaroz lithium project in north-west Argentina. Production of battery-grade lithium carbonate is expected to begin at the project before the end of 2014. In the last three years, Mr Stuart has served on the boards of Axiom Mining Ltd; Bowen Energy Ltd; Orocobre Ltd; OGL Resources Limited; and Elementos Limited.

David Mason

Executive Director
 

David Mason

 

Mr Mason has a broad business, corporate and mining background achieved through working in the exploration and mining industry for 35 years throughout Australasia, Asia and Africa. David is a Director of Intra Energy Corporation Limited (ASX:IEC), a coal producer in East Africa. Prior to this, David had roles as Managing Director of Overseas & General Limited (ASX:OGL) an Indonesian mining company, and Operations Director of Haddington Resources (now Altura Mining, ASX:AJM) a diversified resource company, which took over the resource investment and mining service companies of Minvest International, a group he co‐founded and managed. David was formerly General Manager of the Swabara Group, which developed the Adaro Indonesia coal mine, the MHU coal mine, a suite of Indonesian exploration assets and mining service companies.
David holds a BSc (Hons) and a PGradDipBA from UQ and an MBA from USQ. He is a Fellow of the AusIMM (CP Mgt) and a member of AICD.

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Karl Schlobohm

Company Secretary
B.COMM, B.ECON, M.TAX, CA, AICD
 

Karl Schlobohm

 

Karl Schlobohm is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries and businesses. He has extensive experience with financial accounting, corporate governance, company secretarial duties and board reporting. Over the past 5 years, Mr Schlobohm has acted as CFO and/or Company Secretary for a number of ASX-listed resource companies including Linc Energy Limited, Discovery Metals Limited and Meridian Minerals Limited.
He is currently the Group Company Secretary for DGR Global (ASX:DGR), AusTin Mining (ASX:ANW), Armour Energy (ASX:AJQ) and SolGold (LSE/AIM:SOLG) and IronRidge Resources Ltd (LSE/AIM:IRR).

Priy Jayasuriya

Chief Financial Officer
B.COMM, CA
 
Priy Jayasuriya

Priy Jayasuriya is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in public practice and has broad experience over a number of industries. He has worked as a chartered accountant in Australia, Singapore and the United States of America and brings a range of expertise in the areas of due diligence, internal control, corporate governance, international financial reporting and statutory compliance.
Having started his career with Ernst & Young, Mr Jayasuriya has gained significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, with a strong background in financial management and reporting. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Mr Jayasuriya works closely with the CEO and Company Secretary on the day to day financial affairs of the company.