BOARD

Robert Martin

Executive Chairman

Mr Martin has over 20 years’ experience across the mining services, supply chain and capital markets sectors. Mr Martin has owned and operated a highly successful mining services company which became a leading provider of products and services to the mining industry and operated globally with offices across Australia and internationally. After 7 years of revenue and profitability growth and expansion into multiple countries, Mr Martin’s company was acquired by a prominent Perth business for an undisclosed multi-million dollar sum. Mr Martin runs a family office in Western Australia with a focus on investing and supporting emerging private and public businesses, and currently holds the position of non-executive director at PARKD Limited and was the former non-executive chairman of publicly listed JV Global Limited.

Mr Aaron Banks

Managing Director

Aaron Banks is a specialist business consultant with over 20 years’ experience in contract negotiations and business development including senior roles in sales, marketing and construction management. Since 2015 as Founder and Managing Director of Australian Silica Pty Ltd, Aaron has developed extensive relationships with glass companies, ceramics manufacturers and multiple commodity trading houses across the Asia Pacific region In 2016 he discovered what has become to be known as one of the largest high-grade silica sand resources in the world. While on the board of Australian Silica, he successfully negotiated the sale of the Muchea Silica Sand Project to VRX Silica (ASX:VRX) in 2017, which helped pivot VRX from a base metals explorer to a silica sand explorer.

Leonard Troncone

Non-Executive Director

Mr Leonard Troncone is a senior finance executive with over 35 years’ hands-on experience in the Australian corporate environment, with experience gained in a range of industries including mining, mineral exploration, mine development and oil and gas, diversified engineering, manufacturing and construction, financial services and private investment. Mr Leonard Troncone holds a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University of Technology (formerly the Western Australian Institute of Technology).

Mr Troncone has been involved with initial public offerings, capital raisings and the arrangement of debt facilities to fund major acquisitions and projects. He has made transformative contributions to newly listed entities including the delivery and creation of strong shareholder wealth in the years post-initial public offer at both United Group Limited and Decmil Group Limited (formerly Paladio Group Limited). Mr Troncone has previously been involved in the preparation of long-term strategic plans with the single objective of delivering shareholder wealth through revenue growth, profitability growth, return on shareholders’ funds, share price growth, increasing market share, competitor analysis, industry trends and acquisition targets.

Mr Leonard Troncone is currently the chief executive officer, chief financial officer and company secretary at PARKD Limited (ASX: PKD), having previously been the chief financial officer of a large, private, vertically integrated manufacturing group, undertaking a leading role in the trade sale of that business to an international private equity group.

Dr Ian Wilson

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Wilson is an economic geologist with over forty five years’ international experience in industrial minerals. He has held key technical and management positions in a major publically listed mining and construction enterprise, was a Senior Scientific Officer in what is now the British Geological Survey, and has been an independent consultant since 2001. His experience spans the range from exploration and resource estimation to project development and production, and includes global and regional marketing for a wide variety of industrial minerals, including kaolin, halloysite, calcium carbonate, talc, bentonite, barytes, magnesite, and others. He has authored many articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been a regular contributor to Industrial Minerals magazine for over 17 years. He was formerly Secretary of the Mineralogical Society of London (Clay Minerals Group) and has been the convenor of several international conferences on clay minerals. In 2009 he was awarded the Hal William Hardinge Award by SME in recognition of his services to the industrial minerals industry.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Mr Tony Andrews

Tony is an experienced Senior Executive and manager with a broad skillset including time at BHP Billiton Global Supply as Manager of Commercial optimisation of Emerging Markets, BHP Billiton Iron Ore as Group Manager of Supply where he provided both strategic oversight, people leadership, direct process development and management to deliver continuous improvement in all commercial business processes including labour management, sourcing, payment and supply chain management for 8 sites across the Pilbara and at the Hot Briquetted Iron Plant at Port Hedland.

Tony was also Group Supply Manager at Barminco Underground Mining Services was engaged via Supply Chain Services of Australia to deliver strategic supply chain consultancy and establish 3PL for the Roy Hill iron ore mining project (Greenfield) and most recently as Logistics, Contracts Manager and Group Supply Manager at Syrah Resources Limited who were establishing world’s largest graphite mine 475kms from the coast in Northern Mozambique which required negotiation and implementation for $100M USD logistics services contracts, and a further $150M USD worth of contracts for Bulk Fuel Supply, Construction of the Fuel farm, Laboratory Services, Mining Services and Mobile Equipment Support. Tony harnesses a wealth of experience across all aspects of procurement and logistics forecasting, planning and contract negotiations both at global and local project level to ensure optimal quality standards and competitive pricing across the entire logistics supply chain. Specific experiences include international multi-country and multi-cultural procurement tender negotiations, direct experience in capital infrastructure procurement and large scale multi-jurisdictional freight contracts.Tony’s experience also includes procurement of equipment fleets, facilities consumables, catering and camp supplies and the distribution of consumables and perishables across multiple locations (including across national borders). Tony is currently studying Bachelor of Law at Edit Cowen University has a Master of Science (Logistics Science), from the Florida Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science (Computing Science) University of NSW and Graduate Diploma in Logistics Executive Development, US Army Logistics Management College (Nominated to Commandant’s Honours List)

ADVISORS TO THE BOARD

Mr Murray Lines

Murray has a broad experience in the fields of mineral exploration, feasibility studies, due diligence, mineral processing / classification, industrial mineral reviews, strategic planning/technical marketing of industrial minerals, and mining and metallurgical management. In his experience, Murray has carried out work for Rio Tinto (Australia & Canada) on monazite. He also has experience in deposits of heavy mineral sands in Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, China (Hainan Island), and Indonesia (Kalimantan/Sampit). Known as a specialist in heavy mineral sands having assisted large and small companies and chaired and given presentations at Australian Mining Journal meetings for more than 15 years as well as Industrial Minerals conferences globally. Murray also has close relationships with buyers of kaolin and silica (among many other industrial minerals) throughout Asia including China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea.