Chairman and Managing Director
Mr Underwood is a geologist with over 18 years’ experience in exploration, prospecting and mining. He has been involved in copper, gold, nickel 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 exploration companies. During this time Mr Underwood’s responsibilities included the exploration of the Fraser Range tenements surrounding the Nova mine site as well as the development of Galileo’s projects near Norseman.
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.
Mr O’Brien is a metallurgist and processing expert with over 40 years’ experience in the design and construction of mineral processing plants. He has a deep understanding of metallurgy and possesses processing expertise in smelting, gravity separation, flotation, leaching and solvent extraction.
He was formerly Managing Director in South Africa for SNC-Lavalin Inc, a leading global engineering and construction group, and was responsible for delivering base metal smelters and refinery projects across Africa.
Mr O’Brien is currently a Technical Director of Metals Tech (ASX:MTC) and Non-Executive Director at Mali Lithium Limited (ASX:MLL).
Mr O’Brien holds a Metallurgical Engineering degree from the University of Melbourne, an MBA from Witwatersrand University 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 is currently a Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary of Aurora Labs Ltd (ASX: A3D).