Board of Directors

Mr Russell Krause
Executive Chairman

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 Director of ASX-listed Oil & Gas producer, Austex Oil Limited (ASX:AOK), Singaporean registered AuzMinerals Resources Group Pte Ltd, and Novus Capital Limited.

On 14 November 2017 Mr Krause assumed the role of Executive Chairman whilst executive replacement options to complement the Company’s diversification and growth opportunities are completed.
Mr Roland Nice
Non-executive Director

Mr Nice is a metallurgical engineer with over 45 years’ experience with a strong track record in mineral processing and metallurgy. Most recently Mr Nice acted 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, LionOre'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.

Mr. Nice holds a B.Sc (Metallurgical Engineering) from Queen’s University, Canada, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Engineers and the Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, 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 and is currently Head of Equity Capital Markets with Fiscus Capital Pty Ltd, an associate of Nexia Australia. Having raised capital for many ASX listed companies, including Carbine, 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, with his most recent role as a Director and Principal of Melbourne Capital Limited and his Professional Associations include Master Stockbroking – MSAFAA.