Mr Ian Middlemas
B.Com, CA | Chairman
Mr Middlemas is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He worked for a large international Chartered Accounting firm before joining the Normandy Mining Group where he was a senior group executive for approximately 10 years. He has had extensive corporate and management experience, and is currently a director with a number of publicly listed companies in the resources sector.
Mr John Welborn
B.Com, CA, MAICD, SA Fin, JP | Managing Director and CEO
Mr Welborn has extensive experience in the natural resources sector as a senior executive and in corporate management, finance and investment banking. Most recently Mr Welborn was the Managing Director of a resources company focused on bulk commodities. Previously, Mr Welborn was the Head of Specialised Lending in Western Australia for Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd. Mr Welborn has more than 15 years’ experience in national and international professional services and management consulting firms.
Mr Welborn is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and holds memberships with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Welborn is also a Director of Rugby WA Ltd and a Commissioner of Tourism in Western Australia.
Mr Rob Behets
B.SC. (HONS.) FAUSIMM, MAIG | Non-Executive Director
Geologist with over 30 years’ experience in the international mining industry. He held an executive position at Western Metals Corporation (later BHP) and was later MD of Mantra Resources and Papillon Resources. He is currently Director of several international listed mining companies. He contributes with a strong combination of technical, commercial and managing capacities and broad experience on exploration, resource and reserves estimation, feasibility studies and mining on a vast range of metals. Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), he is member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and was member of the Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee (“JORC”).
Mr Mark Pearce
B.Bus, CA, FCIS, FFin | Non-Executive Director
Mr Pearce is a Chartered Accountant and is currently a director of several listed companies that operate in the resources sector. He has had considerable experience in the formation and development of listed resource companies and has worked for several large international Chartered Accounting firms. Mr Pearce is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.