Mr Jurie Wessels has 25 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), Arcadia Minerals Ltd (AM7.Asx) 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, the Indian sub-continent and Europe, and explored and developed a number of mining projects to successful conclusion.
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mr Ciganek has worked in the mining sector for more than 30 years. His experience spans working in mining operations, project finance, M&A and the equity capital markets. Mr Ciganek is a mine engineer and holds an MBA. He was an executive director for BurnVoir Corporate Finance, where he headed the Perth business of BurnVoir, which included providing financing and structuring advice, as well as arranging debt and equity financings for capital intensive projects. Mr Ciganek has experience in a range of roles covering business development, research and analyses, and mining engineering.
Michael is an Australian executive and Accountant with over 18 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) and a non-executive director of Arcadia Minerals Ltd (AM7.Asx).