Board of Directors
John Young (Executive Director)
B.AppSc (Geology), MAusIMM
Mr Young is a highly experienced geologist who has worked on exploration and production projects encompassing gold, uranium and specialty metals, including tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum and lithium. Mr Young’s corporate experience includes appointments as Chief Executive Officer of Marenica Energy Limited and CEO and Director of Thor Mining PLC. Mr Young was Pilbara Minerals Exploration Manager from June 2014 until August 2015, appointed Technical Director in September 2015 and transitioned to Non-Executive Director in July 2017 until his resignation in April 2018. Mr Young is also a Non-executive director of AIM listed Mosman Oil and Gas.
NEIL BIDDLE (Executive DIRECTOR)
BAppSc (Geology), MAusIMM
Mr Biddle is a geologist and Corporate Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has over 30 years’ professional and management experience in the exploration and mining industry. Mr Biddle was a founding Director of Pilbara Minerals Limited, serving as Executive Director from May 2013 to August 2016, serving as a Non-Executive Director from August 2016 to 26 July 2017. Throughout his career, Mr Biddle has served on the Board of several ASX listed companies, including Managing Director of TNG Ltd from 1998 - 2007, Border Gold NL from 1994 - 1998 and Consolidated Victorian Mines from 1991 – 1994.
Rowan Johnston (Executive Director)
BSc (Mining Engineering), first class mine managers certificate
Mining Engineer and experienced executive director, most recently being the Managing Director of Excelsior Gold Limited. Previous positions included Acting CEO and Executive Director of Operations for ASX listed Mutiny Gold Limited prior to the takeover by Doray Minerals Limited, previously Executive Director of Integra Mining.
Tony Leibowitz (Director, Non-Executive Chairman)
Mr Leibowitz has over 30 years of corporate finance, investment banking and broad commercial experience and has a proven track record of providing the necessary skills and guidance to assist companies grow and generate sustained shareholder value. Previous roles include Chandler Macleod Limited and Pilbara Minerals Limited, where as Chairman and an early investor in both companies, he was responsible for substantial increases in shareholder value and returns. Mr Leibowitz was a global partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Peter Buttigieg (Non-Executive Director)
B App Sc. (I.T)
Peter is an IT Processional with over 30 years experience. Peter is the Founder and Managing Director of RMS (Aust.) Pty Ltd, a successful and widely used business that designs IT Systems for the global hospitality, mining, defence and shopping centre industries.
Melbourne based, Peter holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Information Technology) and graduated with Distinction from Monash University.