Directors & Management

William Johnson holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University, England and an MBA from Victoria University, New Zealand.  His 30-year business career spans multiple industries and countries, with executive/CEO experience in mineral exploration and investment (Australia, Peru, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Oman, North Africa and Indonesia), telecommunications infrastructure investment (New Zealand, India, Thailand and Malaysia) and information technology and Internet ventures (New Zealand, Philippines and Australia). 

Mr Johnson is a highly experienced public company director and has considerable depth of experience in corporate governance, business strategy and operations, investment analysis, finance and execution.

William M. Johnson

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
 

Peter Smith has 35 years’ experience in mineral exploration having worked for Normandy, Pasminco, BHP-Billiton and Cliffs Natural Resources.  Mr Smith has held exploration management positions in ASX-listed NGM Resources Limited (ASX:NGM) and NYSE-listed Cliffs Natural Resources (as Regional Exploration Manager for Australia and Oceania) and has been a Director of Volta Mining Limited (ASX:VTM) and Castillo Copper Limited (ASX:CCZ). 

 

Mr Smith brings a broad range of skills and experience in mineral exploration.

Peter C. Smith
 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 

Farooq Khan is a qualified lawyer having previously practised principally in the field of corporate law.  Mr Khan has extensive experience in the securities industry, capital markets and the executive management of ASX-listed companies.  In particular, Mr Khan has guided the establishment and growth of a number of public listed companies in the investment, mining and financial services sector. 

 

He has considerable experience in the fields of capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and investments.

Farooq Khan 
 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 

Victor Ho has been in Executive roles with a number of ASX-listed companies across the investments, resources and technology sectors over the past 21 years.  Mr Ho is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and previously had 9 years’ experience in the taxation profession with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and in a specialist tax law firm. 

 

Mr Ho has been actively involved in the investment management of listed investment companies (as an Executive Director and/or a member of the Investment Committee), the structuring and execution of a number of corporate, M&A and international joint venture (in South America (Peru, Chile and Argentina), Indonesia and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia and Oman)) transactions, capital raisings and capital management initiatives and has extensive experience in public company administration, corporations’ law and ASX compliance and investor/shareholder relations. 

Victor P.H. Ho

COMPANY SECRETARY
 

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