Non Executive Chairman
Mr Nitschke is a mining engineer with over 35 years' experience in the mining industry including operating at executive levels in large resource companies. Recent roles include Executive General Manager (EGM) Projects and Technical Services for OZ Minerals Limited, EGM Australian Operations for Oxiana Limited, EGM Development for Newmont Australia and EGM Western Australia for Normandy Group. Significant projects managed by Mr Nitschke include the development of the Prominent Hill Copper Gold Project, the Golden Grove Underground Zinc Operation and the Sepon Copper Expansion Project.
Mr Meadows holds a Master of Applied Science in Metallurgy, is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a recipient, in 2007, of the Mine Manager of the Year Award through the Sydney Mining Club.
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 of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.Most recently Neil has worked with the Australian Premium Iron Ore Joint Venture on mine infrastructure. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Queensland Nickel, subsequent to the sale of the business by BHP Billiton. He was the Managing Director of Gladstone Pacific Nickel whilst the company was listed on the London AIM and was also the General Manager of the Yabulu Refinery site for BHP Billiton.
Non Executive Director
Stephen Hunt has significant minerals marketing experience gained from more than 15 years with BHP. Stephen had his own trading business, Standout Enterprises Ltd whereby minerals are traded worldwide and in particular into China. In addition, Stephen resides in South Australia and is also a Director of Uranex Limited.
Song Yuan Gang is the Chairman of privately owned Chinese company Sichuan Taifeng Group. Song Yuan Gang has grown Sichuan Taifeng into a successful diversified group with trading, real estate and mining divisions. Song Yuan Gang has not held a directorship in any listed entity in the past three years.
Ms Benda is credentialed and highly experienced across business, law and finance. She has worked for top International legal and professional services firms in senior positions including Mallesons King & Wood and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She practices as an Investment Banker with global US and French banks advising ASX200-300 companies across equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions, specialising in the mining and resources sector. Ms Benda has also served as an Executive General Manager across operations, finance and corporate services. Ms Benda has been as Executive Director and Head of Corporate Finance for a stockbroker. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Applied Finance and is a graduate of Havard Business School AMP.
Ms Benda is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a board member (WA) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managment. Ms Benda is also currently on the boards of the Australia Youth Orchestra and chairs charity, Ready to Work Inc.
Mr Constable is a Canadian-based exploration geologist and investor relations specialist with over 40 years’ experience as a director and senior executive with Canadian-listed mining companies, specialising in mineral exploration, marketing and communication. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree, Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr. Constable has a track record of success in helping grow small exploration and mining companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) into successful major mining companies. He listed Normandy Mining on the TSX in 1997 and served as Vice President Investor Relations for the Americas until Normandy’s acquisition by Newmont Mining in 2002. From 2002-10, Mr. Constable was Vice President Investor Relations for FNX Mining Company listed on the TSX. Currently Mr Constable serves as a non executive director of Sandspring (TSXV: SSP), U3O8 (TSXV: UWE), Woulfe Mining (TSXV: WOF) and Tiger Springs (ASX/TSX:TGS). He has previously served as a director of dual-listed entities Magma Metals (ASX/TSX: MMW) and Moly Mines Limited (ASX/TSX: MOL).
Stuart is a chartered secretary with over 25 years in senior commercial roles. He was previously Company Secretary with Anvil Mining Limited for almost six years, prior to which he held senior positions with Ok Tedi Mining Limited, Ernst and Young and HSBC.
Chief Financial Officer
Phil is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years experience in accounting and finance roles. He commenced his career at a large international accounting firm and has since gained corporate experience with both Australian and international listed companies.
General Manager Cairn Hill Project
Simon has 20 years practical mining experience in operations and project development across a range of commodities throughout Australia. He has been working on the Cairn Hill Project since August 2008 – taking the project from the final project approvals, contract tenders and finally project commencement. Prior to that he was Mining Manager for Mt Gibson Mining at Tallering Peak, and prior to that he worked for a number of companies including Onesteel (South Middleback Ranges), Newmont (Granites), Normandy, Henry Walker and Eltin.
General Manager, Exploration & Business Development Africa
Mike is a qualified exploration geophysicist and lawyer. His most recent roles have been Managing Director of exploration companies, TNT Mines Limited and Alchemy Resources Limited, where he successfully acquired and built strategic land positions in highly prospective mineral regions and oversaw early exploration drilling programs. Prior to these roles, Mike held senior management positions with North Limited and Oxiana Limited.
General Manager - ProjectsStewart is a process engineer with over twenty years experience in many facets of the mining industry including both operations and project development. Prior to joining IMX Resources he held various management positions with Continetal Nickel Limited and Sedgman Limited. Previous to this he was a part owner of Intermet Engineering Pty Ltd, an engineering consulting and contracting firm focused on the development of small to medium sized mineral processing projects globally, which was purchased by Sedgman in 2007. His experience includes multiple projects in Southern and Eastern Africa including Kasese Cobalt in Uganda, Dikulushi Copper and Kinsevere Copper in the DRC and Bwana Mkubwa Copper in Zambia, as well as projects in Asia, Australia and South America.
Mr Watkins holds a BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from Curtin University of Technology (1991) and is a Fellow of the AusIMM.
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