Board of Directors

Mr Russell Krause
Executive Chairman

Mr Krause was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Company on 30 June 2013 and Executive Chairman on 14 November 2017. Mr Krause has over 25 years’ Executive Management and Director level experience in a range of corporate advisory, stockbroking, and investment banking roles with some of Australia’s leading financial services firms. Mr Krause also has extensive experience in the resources sector providing equity capital markets, capital raising and corporate advisory services to a range of ASX listed mining and energy companies. Mr Krause is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Austex Oil Limited (ASX:AOK) and Non-Executive Director of ELK Petroleum Limited (ASX:ELK) and a Director of Novus Capital Limited.
Mr Roland Nice
Non-executive Director

Mr Nice was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 30 June 2013. Mr Nice is a Metallurgical Engineer with over 45 years’ experience. Mr Nice has a strong track record in mineral processing and metallurgy, most recently as a consulting Metallurgical Engineer in the role of Senior Associate for Behre Dolbear Australia, where he was involved in due diligence activities and consulting on some of the world’s largest poly-metallic, gold and uranium projects including Newcrest’s Cadia, Ridgeway and Telfer gold projects, Barrick’s Cowal gold project, LionOres’s Thunderbox gold project and numerous other non-ferrous metal mining projects. Mr Nice’s work as a consultant has included specific experience in tungsten processing. Prior to this, Mr Nice was the Principal at a technical consulting firm, R.W. Nice and Associates, which followed approximately 20 years in a range of roles with Pancontinental Mining Limited, including General Manager Technology and Metallurgy. While with Pancontinental, Mr Nice was intimately involved in the test work and feasibility studies that led to the development of the Paddington and Kundana gold mines (3.0 Mtpa), the Jabiluka uranium project, the Thalanga Cu-Pb-Zn mine, the QMAG magnesia operation and the Wodgina tantalum operation. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, a Life Member the Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, a member of the American Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, a member of the Australian Institute of Minerals Valuers and Appraisers and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Mr Stephen Layton
Non-executive Director

Mr Layton has over 35 years’ experience in Equity Capital Markets in the UK and Australia. Starting as a Jobber (market marker) with BZW on the floor of the London Stock Exchange from 1980 to 1986, Mr Layton became a Member of the London Stock Exchange in 1985. Since migrating to Australia in 1986 Mr Layton has worked with various stockbroking firms and/or AFSL regulated Corporate Advisory firms. Having raised capital for many ASX listed companies, including the Company, Mr Layton has a depth of knowledge that only comes from a thorough immersion in the industry. Mr Layton specializes in capital raising services and opportunities, corporate advisory, facilitation of ASX listings and assisting companies grow. Mr Layton has held both Principal and Director roles in his advisory career and his Professional Associations include SAFAA. Mr Layton is also currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed New Age Exploration Limited [ASX:NAE].