Executive Director, Walkabout Resources Ltd
30 years’ experience within investment banking, stockbroking, large Australian corporates and the resources, oil and gas industry, including directorships of ASX listed companies.
Prior to joining Walkabout as Executive Chairman he held the position of Executive Director with Strategic Capital Management and Executive Director of the ARIE FUND, an absolute return International Equity Fund.
Previous roles included directorships at boutique investment banking organisations PCF Capital and Argonaut Capital, both based in Perth, Western Australia.
Mr Benson has cross border experience on Aim in UK and has listed numerous ASX companies including resources companies with assets in Africa, Europe and SE Asia; resources and oil and gas service companies; and managed and funded a private copper operation in Zambia. In addition, he spent 2 years with a division of The Wood Group; a London based engineering oil services Company. Trevor holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Western Australia.
CEO & Managing Director, Black Rock Mining Ltd
John de Vries is Chief Executive Officer of Black Rock Mining, a Tanzanian graphite development company developing the Mahenge project in the Morogoro region of Tanzania. John is a Mining Engineer with over 35 years-experience in business development, project development and operations. Previously, John was General Manager Technical Services with St Barbara and integral in the 2014 turnaround. John has held positions at BHP Ni West, and was Global Business Manager, Advanced Mining Solutions with Orica Mining Services. John’s geographic experience includes Africa, the Pacific, the FSU, North America and South America.
Chief Operating Officer, IronRidge Resources Ltd
With over 21 years’ of exploration, project studies and commercial experience in both the junior and major arena, Len Kolff has a proven track record in Africa, Europe and Australia. A key member of the Simandou iron ore discovery team and a grassroots iron ore discovery in Liberia, Len is an accomplished and proven explorer. Also accredited with the discovery of Cu-Au mineralisation at Northparkes, he has made discoveries and value-added in a diversity of geological settings. Len holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London and a Masters of Economic Geology from CODES, University of Tasmania. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Society of Economic Geologists and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and currently resides in Brisbane, Australia
Managing Director, Base Resources Ltd
Tim is an experienced mining executive, with a career spanning more than 20 years in senior resources-sector roles both in Australia and overseas. He has been Managing Director of Base Resources Limited since the Company’s inception in May 2008. During this time, it has acquired, designed, funded, developed and successfully operationalized the US$310 million Kwale Mineral Sands Project, Kenya’s first large scale mining project. It has also now acquired the world-class Toliara Sands Project in Madagascar.
Tim is also the Chairman of the Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group (AAMEG), the peak body representing Australian companies engaged in the development of Africa’s resource industry.
Managing Director, BlackEarth Minerals NL
With more than 30 years’ experience within the resources industry, Mr Revy is considered a corporate and project development specialist with an extensive international network in the mining sector. Having held senior operational and corporate positions within reputable organisations, including GRD Minproc, WorleyParsons and Ferrum Crescent, Mr Revy is now, as Managing Director of BlackEarth NL overseeing its development and listing on the Australian Stock Exchange. Currently, he is also chairman of Empire Resources and the rural and remote mentoring charity, True Blue Dreaming.
CEO & Managing Director, Cardinal Resources Ltd
Archie Koimtsidis has for the last 20 years been involved in all facets of gold exploration, discovery, production and refining in West Africa and South America.
His most recent appointment prior to joining Cardinal was as the Deputy Country Manager of Ghana for PMI Gold Limited, a joint TSXV and ASX listed company. During this time he was responsible for all field operational matters including coordination of exploration, drilling programs and human resource management relating to that company’s projects in Ghana.
Archie has been instrumental in acquiring the Ghanaian projects on behalf of Cardinal and has a unique knowledge and understanding of geopolitical and operational matters relating to resource projects in West Africa.
Managing Director, Battery Minerals Limited
David Flanagan is a geologist with more than 25 years’ experience in the multi commodity mining and mineral exploration industry in Australia, Indonesia and Africa.
David has a BSc Mining & Minerals Exploration Geology, undertaken at Curtin University, School of Mines in Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
David was appointed as Chancellor of Murdoch University in 2013.
During 2014, David was named the Western Australian of the Year and Western Australian Business Leader of the Year. He was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship in 2013 and remains active in the not for profit sector.
In January 2018, David was awarded the prestigious Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia Award.
Managing Director, MOD Resources Ltd
Mr Hanna is a geologist with over 35 years’ experience experience in a wide range of activities including project acquisitions, exploration, development, mining and corporate growth. Julian was previously Managing Director of substantial Australian nickel miner Western Areas for 12 years before joining MOD Resources as Managing Director in 2013. MOD’s primary focus is to develop the T3 Copper Mine in Botswana and explore the vast ~11,518km2 surrounding licence holding in the centre of the Kalahari Copper Belt.
Managing Director, Golden Rim Resources Ltd
Craig Mackay is a geologist with 26 years’ experience and holds Bachelor of Applied Science – Applied Geology, Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Science degrees. He is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr Mackay has held positions with a number of major resource companies, including Shell, Acacia Resources and AngloGold. Mr Mackay has been a director of Golden Rim since 8 October 2004 and Managing Director since 19 February 2007.
Managing Director & CEO, Resolute Mining Ltd
John Welborn has extensive experience in the resources sector as a senior executive in corporate management, finance and investment banking. Prior to his current appointment, John was the Managing Director of Equatorial Resources. Previously he was the Head of Specialised Lending in Western Australia for Investec Bank (Australia). John has more than 15 years’ experience in national and international professional services and management consulting firms. In addition to his extensive corporate career, John is a former Wallabies rugby player, a Director of Rugby WA and is a Commissioner of Tourism in Australia. John is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and holds memberships of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.