Tim Wither is a mining executive with over 20 years experience in the resource sector, both domestically and internationally, with key involvement in the development of several greenfield base metal projects. Mr Wither has held various senior executive and strategic leadership roles in Australia, India, Africa, South America, with publicly listed companies on both the ASX and TSX.
Tim is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an MBA from Curtin Graduate School of Business, Graduate Diploma of Mining, Graduate Diploma in Natural Resource Law, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mine Engineering and Surveying from the WA School of Mines. He is also a candidate for Master of Commercial and Resources Law at University of WA.
Steve Zaninovich is a highly qualified and experienced Engineer with over 25 years’ project management experience in Australia and overseas. He was previously Project Director for Tawana Resources, and was responsible for the delivery of the Bald Hill Lithium Project (WA), commissioning and handover. Previously, he was Vice President of Major Projects and part of the Executive Management Team at Teranga Gold Corporation and Chief Operating Officer with Gryphon. Mr Zaninovich is currently a Non-Executive Director of Canyon Resources Ltd and Indiana Resources Ltd and was previously an Executive Director with Lycopodium Minerals and Non-Executive Director with Centaurus Metals, Gryphon Minerals and Orway Minerals Consultants.
Martin Janes has joined the board as a Non-Executive Director. Mr Janes is a senior mining executive with over 28 years’ experience. Until recently, Martin was Chief Executive Officer of Terramin Australia Limited (ASX: TZN), a position he commenced in June 2013 after holding the position of CFO from August 2006 to December 2010. Martin previously worked at ASX listed uranium company Toro Energy Limited (ASX: TOE), where he held the position of General Manager – Marketing and Project Finance. Martin has a strong finance background with expertise in equity, debt, project financing tools and commodity off-take negotiation.
Graham McGarry is an experienced and seasoned ‘hands on’ miner, with a track record in turning early‐stage projects into viable and attractive investment propositions. Mr McGarry spent eight years with Amalg Resources NL as Managing Director, and was responsible for the development of the Eloise Copper Mine in Queensland from ‘bare paddock’ to an underground mine producing 500,000 tpa of copper/gold ore. Mr McGarry has developed numerous successful mining projects across Australia. Graham is the Executive Chairman/Managing Director of Beacon Minerals Limited (ASX: BCN).
Mr Gregor Bennett is an accomplished gold and nickel exploration geologist with over 12 years experience. At Rox Resources (ASX:RXL), Gregor led the geology team increasing the Youanmi Gold Project resource from 1,190koz Au to 3,200koz Au over a 3-year period and was integral in the discovery of the Fisher East nickel deposit and definition of the 80kt Ni resources. Gregor was also a key member of the team that defined the ~174kt Ni Odysseus nickel sulphide deposit in the Leinster region of Western Australia. Mr Bennett has a BSc, Double Major in Geology and Geophysics from Victoria University, Wellington New Zealand.
Rajita Alwis has over 20 years experience in the accounting profession. Ms Alwis has provided company secretarial and CFO services to a number of ASX listed companies. She is highly experienced in governance, financial reporting, corporate advisory and corporate compliance. Ms Alwis has been a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for over 15 years and regularly conducts workshops for the CA Program which covers corporate governance, ethics, corporate social responsibility and business finance.
Rajita has a Bachelor of Laws from University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Accounting.