Directors Profiles

Mr Eamon Hannon - Managing Director/CEO

Mr Hannon, a geologist and Fellow of the AusIMM, has a wealth of experience within the minerals industry from grass roots exploration through to project development. Having previously worked for Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG) from early 2004 to late 2012 in the role of Director, Exploration and Evaluation, he lead the teams to delineate in excess of 10 billion tons of iron ore resources and greater than 1 billion tons of iron ore reserves.

With over 20 years of experience, Mr Hannon has explored for and developed gold, base metals and industrial materials over 4 continents and more than 10 countries including Tanzania, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia. He was integral to the major mining development of the Svartliden gold mine in Scandinavia. In addition, Mr Hannon was the Director for the Bankable Feasibility Study of Fortescue Metals Group's Solomon mine. The Solomon mine at 60 million tons per annum iron ore production was the single biggest tonnage start up mine in Australia's mining history. The feasibility was signed off for construction by the Fortescue Board with full Environmental Approval in under 18 months.

 

Mr Seamus Cornelius - Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Cornelius brings to the Board over 25 years of corporate experience in both legal and commercial negotiations. Mr Cornelius has been living and working as a corporate lawyer in China for 17 years. He has been based in Shanghai and Beijing since 1993. From 2000 to 2010 he was an international partner with one of Australia’s leading law firms and specialized in dealing with cross border investments, particularly in energy and resources. Mr Cornelius has for many years advised large international companies on their investments in China and in recent years has advised Chinese state owned entities on their investments in natural resource projects outside of China including in Australia.

 

Mr Anthony Maslin - Non-Executive Director

In his six years as a stockbroker at Hartley Poynton Stockbrokers in Perth, Mr Maslin was instrumental in the capital raisings and promotion of several resource development companies. In the subsequent seven years in his role as founding Managing Director of Solar Energy Systems Ltd (Now Solco Ltd (ASX Code: SOO)) he had significant experience in capital raisings and management of both people and projects. Mr Maslin has also worked as a corporate promotion consultant to a number of listed companies. He held the position of Managing Director of Buxton Resources from December 2010 to October 2014.

 

Mr Feng (Frank) Xue - Non-Executive Director

Mr Xue is an experienced mining executive and entrepreneur based in Shanghai. He currently serves as one of the experts on the strategic decision committee of China CEFC Energy Company Limited and as the General Manager of Projects Management & Procurement Center of China CEFC Energy Company Limited.

 

Mr Stuart Fogarty - Non-Executive Director

Mr Fogarty has over 20 years of exploration experience with BHP Billiton and Western Mining Corporation. Stuart was BHP's Senior Exploration Manager for North and South America and currently serves as the Managing Director of Duketon Mining.

Mr Fogarty has a very strong background in nickel exploration, having commenced his career at Kambalda Nickel Operations in 1994. He has had senior roles with  BHP including Senior Geoscientist for nickel exploration in the Leinster and Mt Keith region, Project Manager WA Nickel Brownfields and Regional Manager Australia - Asia where he was responsible for $100 million per annum exploration budget.

More recently, Mr Fogarty was a Non-executive Director of Windward Resources during the successful takeover of the company by Independence Group.