Board and Management

Tony SageTony Sage
Executive Chairman

Mr Sage has more than 35 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 22 years. Mr Sage has operated in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Romania, Russia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo, South Africa, Indonesia, China and Australia. Mr Sage currently holds the position of Executive Chairman of ASX listed Fe Limited and Executive Director of ASX listed Cyclone Metals Limited.

Dietrich Wanke
Chief Executive Officer

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.

Michael Carter
Non-Executive Director

Mr Michael Carter graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1998 with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting and finance. Mr Carter also completed a graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment at Finsia in 2002. Mr Carter is experienced in structuring corporate transactions, focusing on junior resource companies, and has also worked in ongoing corporate advisory roles with numerous ASX listed entities over the last 18 years. Mr Carter has been employed as a stockbroker since 1999 and was previously a director of Indian Ocean Capital. He is currently an associate director of CPS Capital Group.

Malcolm DayMalcolm Day
Non-Executive Director

Mr Day holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Surveying and Mapping. Mr Day commenced his career working 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).

Mykhailo Zhernov
Non-Executive Director

Mr Zhernov has a track record of twenty years in the financial sector of Ukraine, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe. Currently, Mr. Zhernov serves as the managing partner at Millstone & Co Investment Company, a private investment company specializing on investment, asset and capital management in Central and Eastern Europe. He was the founder and head of ALTERA FINANCE (altera-finance.com), the member of the supervisory boards of the insurance companies VUSO (vuso.ua), INNEX Stock Exchange, the head of the private banking in PJSC DIAMANTBANK.

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. 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.

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