Michael (Mike) Young
BSc (Hon), MAIG
Mike is a geologist and graduate of Queens University, Canada with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geological Sciences. His experience includes base metals, iron ore, uranium and gold, with a strong focus on mine-camp exploration, resource definition, and mine development. Mike became the Managing Director of ASX-listed BC Iron Ltd in 2006. During his tenure, BC Iron successfully made the transition from an exploration company to its current position as a significant iron ore producer.
Mike is currently the Managing Director and CEO of Vimy Resources (ASX: VMY), a Western Australian uranium development company.
Mr Young is also a participant in the Youth Focus - Ride for Youth (2017, 2106 and 2015) which raises funds for the prevention of youth suicide and self-harm.
Richard has experience as a Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer and non-executive Director for listed and unlisted companies. He brings experience in the execution and integration of mergers, acquisitions and other major corporate transactions and has been involved in a number of business areas as diverse as healthcare, construction and engineering, mining technology and information services. His roles within these businesses have included operational management, implementing organic growth strategies and acquisitions and assisting with capital raisings.
Richard is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Empired Ltd (ASX: EPD).
Greg graduated as a geologist from the Australian National University in Canberra and has since worked in a number of different commodities and mineral provinces across a broad portfolio of grass roots to development projects. He has been involved as a director with various junior mining companies including IPO’s, providing technical expertise in exploration, project management and acquisitions. Greg has extensive experience in the exploration and delineation of mineral resources and has lead successful teams in the discovery of new gold, iron ore and base metal resources. Professional highlights include involvement in the discovery of the 2.3Moz Centenary Deposit at the Darlot Gold Mine in the Eastern Goldfields, WA and the 40Mt Mount Caudan Iron Ore Deposit in the southern Yilgarn, WA.
Greg is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and has a current Directorship with Blackham Resources Limited (ASX: BLK).
Dr Jon Hronsky
BAppSci, PhD, MAIG, FSEG
Jon has more than 30 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry, primarily focused on project generation, technical innovation and exploration strategy development. Jon has worked across a diverse range of commodities and has particular expertise in targeting for nickel sulfide and gold deposits. His targeting work led to the discovery of the West Musgrave nickel sulfide province in Western Australia.
Jon is currently Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Exploration Targeting in Western Australia and Chairman of the Australian Geoscience council. He was the 2009 Society of Economic Geology Distinguished Lecturer. Jon is one of the Principals at geological consultancy Western Mining Services. Prior to joining WMS, Jon was Manager-Strategy & Generative Services for BHP Billiton Mineral Exploration and before that, Global Geoscience Leader for WMC Resources Ltd.
B. Com, CA
Phil Warren is a chartered accountant and executive director of corporate advisory firm Grange Consulting Group with over 18 years of experience in finance, accounting and corporate roles in Australia and Europe. He has specialised in company valuations, mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, debt financing, financial management, corporate governance and company secretarial service for a number of public and private companies.
Phil has established a number of ASX listed companies from initial unlisted shell seed raisings through to asset acquisitions leading to ASX listings. He continues to act as corporate advisor to some of these companies and currently sits on a number of unlisted company boards in his capacity as finance director. Other current directorships include non-executive director of ASX listed Rent.com.au (RNT).
Steven is a Corporate Advisor at Grange Consulting Group, where he specialises in corporate advisory, company secretarial and financial management services. He is a Chartered Accountant and since joining Grange he has been involved in various private and seed capital raisings as well as successful ASX listings, whilst also providing company secretarial and financial management services to both ASX and unlisted public companies.
Prior to joining Grange, Steven started his career in the Perth office of Pitcher Partners where he spent several years in their corporate re-structuring division.
Dr Zoran Seat
BScGeol (Hons), PhD (Geol), MAIG
Zoran is a geologist with a strong technical background in nickel exploration, and significant experience in the management, leadership and execution of exploration strategies. For the past 3 years, Zoran has been the Exploration Manager for Norilsk Nickel Australia where he was responsible for all of Norilsk’s Australian nickel, gold and base metal exploration activities. Prior to his current role, he fulfilled various exploration roles with BHP Billiton Minerals Exploration, Hancock Prospecting, BHP Billiton Nickel West and Mincor Resources NL.
Zoran has a Bachelor of Science in Geology (Hons) and a PhD in Geology, both from the University of Western Australia. Significantly, Zoran’s PhD thesis focussed on Nebo-Babel, examining the geology and Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation of the Nebo-Babel intrusion. Following completion of his PhD, Zoran worked as a Geoscientist for BHP Billiton at the West Musgrave Project.