DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT
MR ADAM SCHOFIELD – Dip (MechEng)
Mr Schofield is a mining company executive with over 20 years experience in the resources sector in Australia and Africa. He has significant experience in conducting feasibility studies and taking projects from feasibility stage into operations. His experience is predominantly in Mineral Sands, Gold, REE, Copper, and Iron Ore. Adam was the founder and a Non-Executive Director of Kingfisher Mining Limited (ASX:KFM) and was the Executive Director and CEO of Nelson Resources Limited (ASX:NES) for 6 years.
MR ANDREW TAPLIN – B MechEng (Hons), MBA, GAICD
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr Taplin is a mining professional with over 30 years of extensive leadership, strategic, operating, and large-scale infrastructure project experience including 25 years with Rio Tinto. He has had significant experience in senior government stakeholder engagement in multiple geographies, regulatory and legislative approvals and a demonstrated track record of delivering social consensus to operate successfully. His experience includes operating and developing infrastructure across North & South America–USA, Canada and Peru, Africa, Europe and Australia. This includes large scale mine, port, & rail project development, operations, maintenance, engineering and reclamation in Australian, African, Canadian and US geographies. Additional experience includes extensive health, safety, social and environment management. His commodity experience includes iron ore, copper, gold, coal and phosphate.
Andrew’s leadership style has a focus on culture, diversity, inclusivity and safety.
MR GREG JONES – B App Sc (Geol) (Hons), FAusIMM
Mr Jones has over 25 years’ experience primarily as a mineral sands Geologist. Most of his career has been with Iluka Resources in senior resource estimation/management roles and in the capacity of Competent Person for the reporting and management of Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves. He has helped develop a number of new discoveries into reportable Mineral Resources including Jacinth-Ambrosia. He is a 20 year member of the AusIMM, holding the grade of Fellow, sitting on review committees and has published multiple technical and resource estimation mineral sands papers. For the past seven years, Greg has held various consulting roles, firstly establishing GNJ Consulting Pty Ltd specialising in geological, geometallurgical and resource estimation consulting services to the mineral sands sector, then joining IHC Robbins where he is currently the Commercial and Business Development Manager.
MR WAYNE RICHARDS – B Sc (Metallurgy)
Non-Executive Director (Independent)
Mr Richards has fulfilled senior Executive roles over the past 35 years, with companies such as BHP Billiton, Anaconda Nickel, Queensland Nickel, Brockman Resources and a suite of additional Small Cap ASX and JSE- listed companies. Formerly the Managing Director of Brockman Resources, Mr Richards was responsible for the development of the Marillana – 20 Mtpa Iron Ore Project in the Pilbara. Wayne’s 35 years of mining, mineral processing and strategic financing expertise has been invaluable in the advancement of the respective studies, project construction and commissioning activities of these companies. These skills have culminated in the fulfilment of Executive Project Director roles with both Minprovise International Ltd and Strike Resources Ltd. Mr Richards is currently performing the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Burley Minerals.