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Board of Directors

Dr Ian Burston Non-Executive Chairman and Director

Dr Burston has more than 30 years of top level experience in Western Australian and international iron ore mining and export sales. He has held executive management and Board positions with some of WA’s largest and most successful mining operations.

Dr Burston previously served on the board of African Iron Limited as Chairman and on the board of Fortescue Metals Group Limited. He was also involved in a number of mining services companies as Non-Executive Chairman of NRW Holdings and as a board member of Mincor Resources NL.

During his career, he has developed several multi-million tonnes per year exporting operations with outstanding track records in maximising production, transport efficiencies and project development.

Dr Burston has also held major roles in industry associations and local government. He was awarded Citizen of the Year (Industry and Commerce) 1992, Member of the Order of Australia (General Division) 1993, and Honorary Doctor of Science (Curtin) 1995. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Australia, the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Martin Wood Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Martin started his career at NM Rothschild, Standard Bank and Benfield, working in the resource finance and advisory departments and being responsible for over $2Bn worth of transactions at these institutions. In 2003 he rowed the Atlantic solo and, on his return, established Vicarage Capital Limited, a UK based brokerage specialising in O&G, precious & base metal focused exploration, development and production stage companies, with assets located across the globe.

Martin holds a BA and MBA from Exeter University and is a former Chairman of the Association of Mining Analysts.

Mr Don Carroll Non-Executive Director

Mr Carroll is a former executive with BHP Billiton with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, principally overseas in Asia, the United States and West Africa.

During this time he was responsible for the early development of the Kalimantan coal projects, the marketing of minerals in Asia, including China, and was the President for BHP Billiton in Japan and India. He was also the CEO for the Guinea Alumina project in West Africa.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Mining Engineering from Sydney University, is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Michael Tilley Non-Executive Director

Michael is the Chairman and a founding director of Terrain Capital. He has worked in the accounting and finance industries for more than 45 years and has a broad range of senior advisory and project management experience in all facets of corporate finance. His primary responsibility is the strategic leadership of Terrain Capital’s business. Michael is currently Chairman of Dacland Pty Ltd. He was formerly a director of Elysium Resources Limited, Vision Super Pty Ltd, Industry Fund Management Pty Ltd Investor Advisory, Yarra Valley Water Ltd and South Australian Tourism Commission, Oliver Hume Corporation Ltd and Free Eyre Ltd.

Mr Michael Arnett Non-Executive Director

Michael Arnett has over 25 years of experience as a Lawyer, Corporate Adviser and Director of professional service firms and publicly listed companies. He is a former consultant to, partner of and member of the Board of Directors and national head of the Natural Resources Business Unit of the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright (formerly Deacons). Michael has been involved in significant corporate and commercial legal work for the resource industry for over 25 years and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (BCom / LLB) degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia. 
Mr Arnett has extensive board and management experience in energy and professional services organisations with significant experience in the corporate, commercial, mining and resources sectors. Michael was previously the Executive Chairman of ASX listed New Guinea Energy Limited and is currently the Chairman of ASX listed NRW Holdings Limited.