Mark ConnellyNon-Executive Chairman
Mark is a seasoned financial and commercial executive with extensive resource industry experience with several successful resource development and mining companies across multiple jurisdictions. Mark’s impressive trac340k record for deal making in Africa includes the US$570 million merger of Papillon Resources with B2 Gold Corp in October 2014 and the USD$600 million merger of Adamus Resources with Endeavour Mining in September 2011. More recently Mark was the Chairman of ASX listed West African Resources through the development, construction and commissioning of the Sanbrado mine in Burkina Faso, West Africa’s newest gold producer.
Mark is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), a Member of the Australian Institute of Management (AIMM) and a Member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME).
Mark currently holds a number of other directorships in resource companies.
Dr. James WarrenExecutive Director
Dr. James Warren is a geologist with 15 years of multi-commodity experience spanning greenfield prospect generation to operational roles in open pit and underground projects.
Dr. Warren holds a PhD in Geology from the University of Western Australia focusing on a mineral systems approach to exploration targeting and was also part of the Mineral and Hydrothermal Geochemical team at CSIRO.
Dr. Warren was Exploration Manager at Echo Resources and oversaw the exploration strategy and growth of Echo’s resource base to over 1.8 Moz and the eventual $240m takeover by Norther Star.
Following his time at Echo, Dr. Warren was instrumental in establishing the private enterprise Tali Resources Pty Ltd, a spin out from Agrimin Ltd. At Tali, Dr. Warren was critical in establishing the geological framework to mineralisation in the West Arunta Orogen and drove project generation and acquisition. Ultimately, Tali reached a $55m farm-in agreement with Rio Tinto to search for IOCG deposits in the West Arunta, while WA1 Ltd successfully listed on the Tali assets not subject to the Rio Tinto farm-in.
Dr. Warren holds roles as Chief Technical Officer for Marquee Resources Ltd (ASX: MQR) and is a Non-Executive Director of Pure Resources Ltd (ASX: PR1).
Chris ZielinskiNon-Executive Director
Mr Zielinski is a corporate lawyer with over 10 years’ experience and is a director of Nova Legal (a Perth based corporate law firm). Mr Zielinski graduated from the University of Notre Dame Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) in June 2006.
Mr Zielinski has a wide range of experience in all forms of corporate and commercial law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, regulatory compliance and commercial transactions – particularly in the resources and technology sectors in the ASX listed environment.
Anna MacKintoshCompany Secretary
Mrs. Anna Maria Mackintosh, B.Com (UWA) CPA also serves as Company Secretary of Marquee Resources Ltd (ASX:MQR), Global Oil & Gas Ltd (ASX:GLV) and Prominence Energy NL (ASX.PRM). She has over 32 years commercial experience including 11 years with BHP, 10 years with AFSL holder Kirke Securities Ltd as Compliance Manager, Finance Manager and Responsible Executive. Mrs. Mackintosh was previously the Company Secretary/CFO of Kalia Limited (ASX:KLH) (2009 -2018 formerly GB Energy Limited), Applabs Technologies Ltd (ASX.ALA) , XTV Limited (ASX.XTV), TAO Commodities Ltd (ASX.TAO) and Financial Controller at Force Commodities Ltd.