Directors and Management

Farooq Khan

FK (2)

Chairman and Director
Appointed Chairman –  18 December 2015
Director – 1 October 2015
Qualifications  LLB, BJuris (UWA)

Experience
Mr Khan is a qualified lawyer, having previously practised principally in the field of corporate law. Mr Khan is a previous Director of Strike Resources (1999-2011) and has extensive experience in the securities industry, capital markets and the executive management of ASX listed companies. Mr Khan has guided the establishment and growth of a number of public listed companies in the investment, mining and financial services sectors. He has considerable experience in the fields of capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and investments.

In particular, Mr Khan founded and concluded a number of successful Initial Public Offers in Australia in the technology and mining sectors. He has also guided the establishment and growth of a number of public listed companies in the investment and financial services sectors.

Mr Khan is Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Queste Communications Ltd (QUE) and also Executive Chairman of both Orion Equities Limited (OEQ) and Bentley Capital Limited (BEL).

William Johnson

Managing Director
Appointed Managing Director – 25 March 2013
Previously served as:
Non-Executive Director 1 May 2010 to 17 January 2013
Executive Director 14 July 2006 to 30 April 2010 and 18 January 2013 to 24 March 2013
Qualifications MA (Oxon), MBA

Experience
Mr Johnson holds a Masters degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University, England and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Mr Johnson began his career in resource exploration and has since held senior management and executive roles in a number of public companies in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Mr Johnson has acted as an executive and non-executive director of a number of ASX listed resource exploration and development companies and brings a considerable depth of experience in business strategy, investment analysis, finance and execution. Mr Johnson is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr Johnson is also currently an Executive Director of Bentley Capital Limited (ASX:BEL) (appointed 2009) and Keybridge Capital Limited (ASX:KBC) (appointed 29 July 2016).

Victor Ho

Director and Company Secretary

Appointed  Director – 20 January 2014
Company Secretary – 30 September 2015
Qualifications BCom, LLB (UWA), CTA

Experience
Mr Ho has been in company secretarial/executive role with a number of public listed companies since early 2000. Previously, Mr Ho had 9 years experience in the taxation profession with the Australian Tax Office and in a specialist tax law firm. Mr Ho has been actively involved in the structuring and execution of a number of corporate transactions, capital raising management matters and has extensive experience in public company administration, corporations law and stock exchange compliance and shareholders relations.

Mr Ho is an Executive Director and Company Secretary of Queste Communications Ltd (ASX:QUE) and Orion Equities Limited (ASX:OEQ). He is also the Company Secretary of Bentley Capital Limited (ASX:BEL) and Keybridge Capital Limited (ASX:KBC).

Malcolm Richmond

(Independent, Non-Executive Director) 

Appointed
Non-Executive Director – 25 October 2006,
Previously served as:
Chairman – 13 July 2011 to 18 December 2015
Qualifications BSc Hons (Metallurgy) and B. Comm. Merit (Econs) (UNSW)

Experience
Mr Richmond has 30+ years’ experience in the resources industry with the Rio Tinto and CRA Groups where he held a number of positions including: Vice President, Strategy and Acquisitions; Managing Director, Research and Technology; Managing Director, Development (Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd) and Director of Hismelt Corporation Pty Ltd.  He was formerly Deputy Chairman of the Australian Mineral Industries Research Association and Vice President of the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy.  Mr Richmond has also served as a Member on the Boards of a number of public and governmental bodies and other public listed companies. He is a qualified metallurgist and economist with extensive senior executive and Board experience in the resource and technology industries both in Australia and internationally. His special interests include corporate strategy and the development of markets for internationally traded minerals and metals – particularly in Asia. He served as Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Management and School of Engineering, University of Western Australia until January 2012. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering, a Fellow of Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of Strategic Planning Institute (US). Mr Richmond is Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and is member of the Audit Committee.  He is also a nominee director on the Board of Cuervo Resources Inc. (CNSX:FE) for Strike Resources Limited. Mr Richmond is also currently a Non-Executive Director of Advanced Braking Technology Ltd (ASX:ABV) (appointed 2006) and Non-Executive Director of Argonaut Resources Ltd (ASX:ARE) (appointed 16 March 2012).

Matthew Hammond

Non-Executive Director

Appointed 25 September 2009
Qualifications BA Hons (Hist, Econs) Bristol

Experience
Mr Hammond is the Group Managing Director of Mail.ru, one of the largest European internet businesses.  Prior to that he was Group Strategist at Metalloinvest Holdings, where he had responsibility for part of the non-core asset portfolio.  Prior to joining Metalloinvest, Mr Hammond was a director at Credit Suisse, where he worked for 12 years as an investment analyst.  During his time with Credit Suisse Mr Hammond was ranked number 1 eight times in the Extell, Institutional Investor and Reuters analyst surveys. Mr Hammond is also a Non-Executive Director of Mail.ru (appointed 2011), Puricore Inc. (LSE:PURI) (appointed 2010) and Nautilus Minerals Inc. (CA:NUS) (appointed 2009).