Mr Ian Hastings
Mr Hastings is a corporate advisor with many years’ experience in the field of finance, investment, securities markets compliance and regulation and has almost 30 years’ experience in the finance industry and regulatory bodies. He is a former Member of the ASX and former Principal of several ASX Member Stock Brokers. Mr Hastings is a Practitioner Member (Master Stockbroking) of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.
Mr Andrew Draffin
Non-executive Director & Company Secretary
Mr Draffin is a Chartered Accountant who operates a accounting and corporate advisory firm in Melbourne. Andrew is a Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of listed, unlisted and private companies operating across a broad range of industries. His focus is on financial reporting, treasury management, management accounting and corporate services, areas where he has gained over 18 years’ experience.
Mr Ian Richer
Mr Richer is an Engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in operations, project management and construction on a range of significant mining projects. He played a role in the Goldsworthy iron ore projects, laterite nickel projects in Indonesia and Queensland, mineral sands projects in New South Wales, titano-magnetite mining and processing in New Zealand and various domestic and offshore aluminium and copper – uranium projects. His technical and commercial expertise was gained in organisations including Consolidated Goldfields, INCO, Fluor International, Dravo Corporation and Minproc. Specific nickel sulphide experience was gained through active involvement at Widgiemooltha. Mr Richer has served more than 10 years as a director in banking and corporate finance, with Chas, Society Generale and as a consultant to the World Bank.
Dr Andy Wilde
Dr Wide is currently an Executive-Director of Thunderbird Metals Pty Ltd, which provides exploration services to the Company and access to their highly regarded team of specialists.
The Company welcomes the appointment of Dr Wilde who will provide invaluable exploration oversight with particular focus on the Company’s major project, North Arunta.
Andy’s career in metal exploration and research has spanned over 35 years. His experience includes senior roles at BHP Minerals, Birimian Resources, Deep Yellow ltd, Gold Fields and Paladin Energy, working in numerous countries and for various commodities including gold, uranium, lithium base-metals and coal. He is currently exploration manager for Birimian Resources where he is responsible for doubling the resource at the Goulamina lithium project in Mali and also managing Birimian’s Malian gold projects.
His academic experience includes teaching of various geoscience courses at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman and leading projects of the co-operative research centre in predictive mineral discovery. He has consulted to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency and is an adjunct senior research fellow at the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Exploration Targeting.
He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a former AIG board member (having held the titles of Vice President and Secretary). He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and of the Society of Economic Geologists as well as a Registered Professional Geoscientist with AIG.