Board of Directors
Peter has over 25 years' experience in the legal, natural resources and banking sectors with a particular expertise in capital markets, mining, commodities and African related matters.
He has worked in London for several prestigious investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital, Lehman Brothers and Macquarie Bank, with a focus on Commodities and Equity and Debt Capital markets. He has extensive on-the-ground African mining, oil & gas and infrastructure experience as the Senior Negotiator and Advisor for Power, Mining and Infrastructure at Industrial Promotion Services, the global infrastructure development arm of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) whilst resident in Nairobi, Kenya.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia and is a Graduate of the Securities Institute of Australia, with national prizes in Applied Valuation and Financial Analysis. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors' course.
Peter is also an independent Non-Executive Director of ASX listed, AVZ Minerals Limited (ASX: AVZ).
Mr Pattison has over 20 years’ experience in the resources sector from both a corporate finance and operational perspective. Qualified as chartered accountant, he has extensive experience in operations, finance, strategy and corporate finance.
Mr Pattison is also currently Executive Chair at Industrial Minerals Ltd (ASX:IND) and PC Gold Pty Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of Firebird Metals Ltd (ASX:FRB) and Firetail Resources Ltd.
Mr Smyth has over 25 years of experience in the fund management, capital markets and corporate finance of the venture capital and resource sectors, and has been principal in the foundation and startup of many exploration successes through to production both on the ASX and TSX.
His experience includes specialist sector fund management, specializing in the microcap and venture capital area of the commodity sectors, and he has assisted in raising over $500m of capital raising for junior resource companies. He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, (Bachelor of Commerce) and completed postgraduate studies in Economics at Oxford University (Pembroke College).
He is currently non-executive director of Amani Gold (ASX), Allup Silica (ASX), and Nubian Resources (TSX), and non-executive chairman of Norseman Silver (TSX) and Orange Minerals (ASX).