Board & Management 2018-03-23T14:08:17+00:00

Board and Management

Tony SageTony Sage
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Sage has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate advisory services, funds management and capital raising predominantly within the resource sector. Mr Sage is based in Western Australia and has been involved in the management and financing of listed mining companies for the last 18 years. Mr Sage currently holds the position of Executive Chairman of ASX listed Cape Lambert Resources Limited and Cauldron Energy Limited and Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed Fe Limited. He is also the Non-Executive Director of International Petroleum Limited.

Steve KeslerSteve Kesler
Chief Executive Officer

Dr Kesler has more than 35 years’ experience in the mining sector with both major and junior mining companies. Dr Kesler has experiencein all phases of the mining industry from exploration through to managing operations in multiple commodities notably uranium, copper, nickel, zinc, coal/lignite, gold/silver and iron ore. He has lived and worked professionally for mining companies in Namibia, South Africa,Chile, Philippines, UK, USA, Canada and Colombia.
Dr Kesler has considerable public company board and company leadership experience including previous roles as CEO and director for TSX and AIM listed Greystar Resources, President of Mining for URS Corporation (NYSE), Executive Director at Billiton plc which was listed on the Main Market and JSE prior to the takeover by BHP, CEO and director at Pacific Nickel Limited (ASX), CEO at Minera Doña Ines de Collahuasi Ltda (Chile), General Manager and director of Rossing Uranium Limited (Namibia) and Vice President of Business Development for Minera Escondida Ltda (Chile).
Dr Kesler holds a B.Sc (Mining Engineering) and Ph.D. (Mineral Technology) from Imperial College and the Advanced Management Programme from Templeton College, University of Oxford and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Malcolm DayMalcolm Day
Non-Executive Director

Mr Day holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Surveying and Mapping. Mr Day was the founder and inaugural Managing Director of which listed on ASX in June 1999. In October 2010 was privatised. Prior to founding in 1996, Mr Day worked in the civil construction industry for ten years, 6 of which were spent in senior management as a Licensed Surveyor and then later as a Civil Engineer. Whilst working as a Surveyor, Mr Day spent 3 years conducting mining and exploration surveys in remote Western Australia. Mr Day is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Day is the Managing Director of ASX listed entity Delecta Limited (ASX Code: DLC).

Stefan MüllerStefan Müller
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Müller has extensive financial markets and investment banking knowledge and experience built over his 25-year career. Mr. Müller is CEO and founder of DGWA Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wertpapieranalyse GmbH, a boutique European investment and financial markets consulting firm for national and international SMEs based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Mr. Müller graduated a banker and began his career at Dresdner Bank AG as senior vice president of global equity trading. He held senior positions with Equinet AG, Bankhaus Sal Oppenheim (largest European private bank at that time) as Head of global proprietary trading and managing partner at Proprietary Partners AG, a Swiss based hedge fund advisory company.

Mr. Müller holds a supervisory board position with Agrarius AG an agriculture based business listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and also consults for various companies, institutions and federal organisations regarding their investment strategy.

Melissa ChapmanMelissa Chapman
CFO & Company Secretary

Melissa is a certified practising accountant with over 14 years of experience in the mining industry. She has worked extensively in Australia and the United Kingdom including five years as Group Financial Controller for the Beny Steinmetz Group. Melissa has a Bachelor of Accounting from Murdoch University and has been a member of CPA Australia since 2000. Melissa has completed a Graduate Diploma of Corporate Governance with Chartered Secretaries of Australia Ltd.

Dietrich WankeDietrich Wanke
General Manager, Austria

Mr Wanke has more than 30 years’ experience in management at operational level for underground and open cut mines. Mr Wanke has held statutory positions as registered manager under the applicable mining acts in several countries and commodities, notably gold/silver, nickel, diamonds, coal and iron. Mr Wanke has lived and served professionally for mining operations in Germany, Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Sierra Leone. Mr Wanke has managed mining operations through all phases, starting from greenfield exploration to full scale production as well as extension of existing mines.

Mr Wanke currently holds a position as General Manager for Marampa Iron Ore in Sierra Leone and has worked in the past as General Manager for Tolukuma Gold Mines in Papua New Guinea, Mine Manager for Atlas Iron in Western Australia, Technical Services Manager for Thiess (hard coal) in Indonesia, Mine Manager for Kimberley Diamonds in Western Australia, Technical Services Manager for Lightning Nickel in Western Australia, Technical Director for LMV, an engineering/surveying service provider for coal mines in Germany and Technical Services Manager and Licensed Surveyor for Laubag (lignite) in Germany.

Mr Wanke holds a Mine Engineering/Mine Surveying degree from Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, a licensed Mine Surveyor’s certificate in Germany and 1st class Mine Manger’s certificates in Western Australia and Papua New Guinea.

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