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Mr Oliver is a geologist with 20 years of experience in the international resources industry working for both major and junior companies. He has substantial experience in the design and evaluation of resource definition programmes as well as co-ordinating all levels of feasibility studies. He has direct experience with bulk commodities having led large scale resource definition projects for Rio Tinto Iron Ore and in his role as a director of Celsius Coal Ltd.
Mr Oliver has spent recent years evaluating and assessing several projects across Africa including being responsible for the identification, acquisition and development into production of the Konongo Gold Project while Managing Director of Signature Metals Ltd. He is also fluent in Portuguese having lived and worked in Portugal while managing exploration across a range of commodities for Iberian Resources.
Mr Jurie Wessels has 23 years’ experience in the exploration industry and co-founded a number of exploration and mining companies, including Bauba Resources Ltd (BAU.J), GoldStone Resources Ltd (GRL.L) and Vanadium Resources Ltd. Mr Wessels has significant experience in the sourcing and assessment of exploration and exploitation projects and in the governance, funding and management of resource companies. Mr Wessels explored for various minerals in Africa, South America and Europe and practised as a minerals lawyer up to 2003 but still is admitted as an attorney (non-practising) and a notary of the High Court of South Africa.
Nico van der Hoven
Mr Nico van der Hoven is a businessman and entrepreneur holding degrees in Commerce (BCom) & Law (LLB) and has over 30 years' experience in exploration and mining, having co-founded and operated 5 mines over this period. Nico is also the founding member of Hernic Chrome, Bauba Resources Ltd (BAU.J), Vanadium Resources (Pty) Ltd and GoldStone Resources Ltd (GRL.L). He currently acts as Chairman of Bauba Resources Ltd, an active chrome mining company and platinum explorer. As Chairman of an active miner Mr Van Der Hoven has hands-on local experience in mining, beneficiation and shipping to export markets that will be invaluable in progressing the project. In addition, Mr Van Der Hoven brings skills with exposure to marketing and trading a wide range of commodities including negotiating offtake agreements.
Michael is an Australian executive and Accountant with over 16 years’ experience across a range of industries. Michael previously held a senior management role in Australia for Songa Offshore (listed Norwegian Oil and Gas drilling company), where he assisted with the start-up of the Australian operations and managed the finance team for a two rig operation with multi-hundred million dollar revenues. Prior to that Michael had worked in Australia and London for other large organisations overseeing various finance functions.
Michael is currently a director and owner of a number of successful private businesses all under his personal management. During the past five years Michael has held directorships in several ASX listed companies and is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Raiden Resources Limited (ASX: RDN).