Chairman and Managing Director
Mr Underwood is a geologist with over 18 years’ experience in exploration, prospecting and mining. He has been involved in nickel, gold, copper and cobalt discoveries and the development of numerous prospects over a variety of commodities.
Between 2010 and 2018 Mr Underwood worked for prospector and mining entrepreneur Mark Creasy as General Manager of several private companies. He has a wide range of skills including the strategic growth and commercialisation of mineral assets at different stages of development.
Mr Underwood played a key role in the discovery of the Silver Knight nickel-copper-cobalt deposit in the Fraser Range and the discovery of Galileo’s Mission Sill cobalt resources.
Mr Underwood has a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Geology from the University of Auckland, and a Master of Science (Distinction) in Mineral Economics from Curtin University.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Noel O’Brien is a metallurgist with wide international and corporate experience. After a career spanning 40 years in Australia and Africa he established Trinol Pty Ltd, a Perth based consultancy, to provide process and project development services over a broad range of commodities.
Mr O’Brien has been actively involved with projects containing manganese, iron ore, gold, base metals, and the battery metals including lithium, graphite and cobalt.
He has served on the board of a number of ASX listed companies over the past 9 years and is currently a technical advisor to several listed companies with early to advanced stage projects.
Mr O’Brien has a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a Fellow of the AusIMM.
Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary
Mr Whyte is a CPA and a Chartered Secretary (FCIS). He has over 25 years’ commercial experience in the financial management, direction, and corporate governance of ASX listed companies.
Mr Whyte has held senior executive roles on a broad range of Australian listed entities with operations in Australia and overseas in the mining exploration, mining services, power infrastructure and technology development industries.
Mr Whyte has served as a Director and Company Secretary on multiple ASX listed company boards over the past 10 years.