Mr Kevin Nichol - Chairman

After finishing his honours thesis in the energy sector, Kevin worked as a financial analyst for the late Kerry Packer's private company, Consolidated Press Holdings Pty Ltd (now Consolidated Media Ltd). In the mid 80s he joined Norths Stockbrokers, where he learnt his trade in the marketplace as an advisor. Kevin also spent several years on the trading floor of the Sydney Futures Exchange and traded commodities as well as interest-rate futures for several banking houses.

Recently, Kevin has been involved in raising funds for several mining floats, as well as associated corporate advisory roles in other listed companies. In October 2008 he left his latest role as founding Managing Director of listed Bowen Energy Ltd and has concentrated on companies involved in the mining industry.

Kevin has been involved in corporate, institutional and private client advisory roles as well as research for several broking and investment houses during the past 25 years. He is widely experienced in the equities market with substantial capital raising experience, in particular in the resource sector. He brings to the Board many years of market knowledge.

Peter Avery – Non-Executive Director

Peter Avery has over 20 years professional experience within the stockbroking industry. During the previous 10 years, Peter has held a senior role as a private client advisor at Perth broking firm, DJ Carmichael (DJC). Prior to joining DJC, Peter developed specialist skills as an equity advisor at Todd Partners managing client portfolios.

Peter’s industry experience includes extensive capital raisings within the resource and mining sectors and he holds a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University.

Michael Trifunovic - Non-Executive Director

Michael began his career in the financial markets as a stock/options operator working in the trading room of Bain & Co which subsequently became Deutsche Bank. During this period Michael learned the foundations of financial markets and their workings as well as trading. Subsequently, Michael was recruited to work at Morgan Stanley where he was the Head Institutional Operator and played an instrumental role in establishing the Morgan Stanley equity trading business in Sydney. While at Morgan Stanley he moved to a number of key roles which included institutional sales trading, portfolio and transition management as well as arbitrage.

On leaving Morgan Stanley, Michael completed a full time MBA at the AGSM. Michael then began work at Russell Investment Group as Manager of Portfolio Implementation and most recently he held the role of Portfolio Manager. While at Russell Investment Group, he played a key role in building the business in Sydney, managed numerous investment assignments on behalf of clients as well as establishing a number of investment funds.

Michael has been directly involved in financial markets for the last 15 years, and brings with him a broad range of knowledge and experience both from investment banking and funds management.

David Reagan - Non Executive Director

Melanie Leydin - Company Secretary