board and management

Matthew Hansen

Chief Executive Officer

Matt is a Noongar man and lawyer with over 10 years broad experience. For the past 6 years Matt has acted as a sole practitioner advising on energy, resources and regulatory matters providing legal advice to resources companies, such as Northern Star Resources, Billabong Gold, Western Areas and De Grey Mining. Matt has also completed in house roles with Newmont Asia Pacific, Sodexo and Rio Tinto Exploration. Prior to this Matt held the role of Legal and Indigenous Affairs Manager at New Standard Energy. As well as his general commercial skill-set, Matt has extensive expertise in relation to native title, Indigenous affairs, and land access matters. Matt holds a Directorship with MADALAH, not-for-profit providing scholarships to WA Indigenous secondary students to attend private schools.

Barnaby Egerton-Warburton

Non-Executive Chairman

Barnaby has over 20 years of trading, investment banking, international investment and market experience with positions at JP Morgan, BNP Equities (New York) and Prudential Securities (New York). An experienced investment banker and corporate advisor, having held managing director and non-executive director positions in the investment banking, oil & gas and resource sectors. He holds a degree in economics, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Emmanuel Correia

Non-Executive Director

Emmanuel Correia has over 25 years’ public company and corporate finance experience in Australia, North America and the United Kingdom and is a founding director of Peloton Capital and Peloton Advisory. Emmanuel is an experienced public company director/officer and, prior to establishing Peloton Capital in 2011, he was a founder and major shareholder of Cardrona Capital which specialised in providing advisory services to the small/mid cap market in Australia.

John Hebenton

Non-Executive Director

John has over 40 years of experience as Managing Director/CEO, Director, and Project Manager in the Resources Industries across Australia, China, Turkey, Germany, UK, Kyrgyzstan, and India covering every project phase from exploration to production. A focus has been the development of global-scale iron ore assets including exploration, mining, downstream processing, off-take, logistics, and funding. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an engineering graduate from Curtin University, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, and a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.

Nick Payne

Exploration Manager

Nick has over 20 years of experience in the global resource industry having worked for Anglogold, BHP, Cliffs Natural Resources, Mount Gibson Iron, Boart Longyear, and Imdex Limited in a range of roles from Senior Mine Geologist, Senior Exploration Geologist, Exploration Manager, Business Development Manager, and Global Product Manager both within Australia and Canada primarily within the iron ore and gold sectors and with experience in copper and coal.

Nick has significant experience in the exploration for and development of iron ore deposits globally and has conducted iron ore and copper exploration programs throughout the Kimberley. Nick has a strong background in exploration strategy and management as well geometallurgy, budgeting, contractor management, stakeholder engagement, and safety and environmental management. Nick also has significant experience in business development, due diligence, and merger and acquisition assessment and has sat on several Joint Venture boards both in Australia and Canada.