The Directors and key management of the Company are:
(a) Michael Tilley, Chairman;
(b) Charles Schaus, Chief Executive Officer;
(c) Benjamin Bell, Non-executive Director;
(d) Yew Fei Chee, Non-executive Director;
(e) Kok Hou Leong, Non-executive Director;
(f) Ching Hong Loong, Non-executive Director and
(g) Oliver Carton, Company Secretary.
Directors and Key Personnel
The Company is managed by the Board of Directors. The Board presently comprises 5 Directors. Biographies of the Directors, CEO and the Company Secretary are outlined below:
Michael Tilley, Chairman
Michael Tilley is the Chairman and a founding director of Terrain Capital Limited. He has worked in the accounting and finance industries for more than 40 years and he has a broad range of senior advisory and project management experience in all facets of corporate finance. Michael is or has previously served as Director of Yarra Valley Water Limited, a member of Vision Super Pty Ltd and the Industry Fund Management Pty Ltd Investor Advisory Board. Michael also served on the boards of a number of exploration and mining companies during his long career and was a director of North Queensland Metals from 2006 – 2010. He is currently a non-executive director of Kogi Iron Limited, an ASX-listed company with the intent to build a cast steel plant on the Agbaja Plateau in Kogi State, Nigeria.
Charles Schaus, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Schaus is a company Director and geologist with significant corporate and technical experience in the metals and mining industry. He has held key technical positions in WA mining companies including Newmont, Newcrest, Eagle Mining and consulted in Ghana for 18 months. In 2003 Charles founded Aurox Resource (MD) and in 2010 successfully merged the company with Atlas Iron in a scheme of arrangement valuing Aurox at over $130 million. Charles spent the following 5 years as Chairman of Plymouth Minerals (now Infinity Lithium).
Benjamin Bell, Non-executive Director
Mr. Bell is a geophysicist and geologist with 20 years’ experience in the minerals industry. Mr Bell joined Australian Mines in November 2011 as CEO and was subsequently appointed MD in January 2012. Ben was pivotal in increasing the market capitalisation of Australian Mines Limited from less than $10m when he joined to a recent peak of over $300m. Previously, Mr Bell was CEO of Ausgold Ltd and has held senior exploration roles in other ASX-listed gold and base metal explorers.
Yew Fei Chee, Non-executive Director
Mr. Chee has extensive experience in the iron ore mining industry in Malaysia. He has undertaken various iron ore mining and processing projects since the early 2010’s and have built up his reputation and portfolio in the industry in Malaysia. Presently he is the controlling shareholder and CEO of Fortress Mining Sdn Bhd, a company incorporated in Malaysia. Fortress Mining is currently mining and exporting high grade iron ore concentrate from its Bukit Besi Mine in Terengganu, Malaysia to steel mills in China. Over the years, Mr. Chee has developed a wide network of contacts in the mining industry in Malaysia.
Ching Hong Loong, Non-executive director
Mr. Loong is presently the Group General Manager of Selangor Dredging Berhad, a property development company listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. He also holds directorship in the subsidiary and associated companies of Selangor Dredging Berhad. Mr. Loong is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.
Kok Hou Leong, Non-executive director
Mr. Leong graduated from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering in year 2000. Soon after his graduation, he joined the Intergreen Group of companies in Malaysia. Presently, he is the managing director the Intergreen Group. The Intergreen Group is a leading supplier of steel-related products, services and solutions in Malaysia. Its products are sourced from all over the world, ranging from ferrous and non-ferrous scraps, iron ore, ferro alloys, coke, anthracite, refractories, primary and secondary steel products, aluminium ingots, steel mill related products and equipment for metallurgical industries. Intergreen Group’s business network covers the ASEAN, South Asia, North Asia, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and the European Union regions.
Oliver Carton, Company Secretary
Oliver is a qualified lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in a variety of corporate roles. He is currently a director or company secretary of a number of listed, unlisted and not for profit entities such as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Australian Mines. He currently runs his own consulting business, and was previously a Director of the Chartered Accounting firm KPMG. Prior to that, he was a senior legal officer with ASIC.