Mr Harper is chairman of Tietto. He has been a director of Blackwood Capital since 2002 and prior to that spent 15 years with NM Rothschild in the US, UK and Australia in M&A and resources finance. Blackwood Capital has raised over $1 billion for small caps since inception. Mr Harper (through Blackwood Capital) financed West African Resources (ASX: WAF) and was chairman from 2009 to 2015.
Founder of Tietto Minerals. Bachelor, Master and PhD in Mining Engineering. Fellow of AusIMM and Chartered Professional Engineer of Institution of Engineer, Australia. Over 25 years practical experience in mining engineering and mineral exploration in Australia, China, Africa and Canada. Dr. Wang’s recent professional experience includes Managing Director for an ASX listed junior mineral resources company, senior technical and management roles in mining houses (St Barbara, Sons of Gwalia, BHP Billiton and China Goldmines PLC etc.) He has been working on a variety of mineral commodities including coal, gold, nickel, iron, copper, lead & zinc, molybdenum and oil sands etc.
Mr Strizek is a resource industry professional with over 25 years in the industry with experience in gold, base and technology metal projects. Mr Strizek has worked as an executive with management and Board responsibilities in exploration, feasibility, finance and development ready assets across Australia, West Africa, Asia and Europe. Mr Strizek was Managing Director of Vital Metals Limited, an ASX listed company from 2011 to 2019.
Mr Xu has enjoyed a successful career in the natural resources industry over the last 25 years. Mr Xu led China and CNNC in its launch into the international resource industry with a number of first breakthroughs in Chinese mining industry, including first trade investment in alumina of Alcoa, first international project finance for mining in China and first international company mining in China. He was a keynote speaker at the opening session of PDAC 2010 in Canada. He is now actively involved in research on Chinese mining reform and regarded as a leading authority in this area.
Paul has more than thirty years experience within the mining industry serving on a number of Board of Directors and holding senior management positions in various countries around the world predominantly in Australasia and Africa. Paul has been Exploration Manager, West Africa for Newcrest Mining Ltd since 2015, and prior to that was CEO of Ampella Mining Ltd from 2008 until 2014 when Ampella was acquired by Centamin PLC. Paul led Ampella in discovering and growing the 3.25 million oz Konkera resource at the Batie West Project in Burkina Faso.
Matthew is a professional company secretary and is a Fellow and active member of Governance Institute Australia (GIA). Mr. Foy was previously a senior adviser at the ASX and has 15 years’ experience in facilitating the listing and compliance of companies on the ASX.