Board and Management Profiles

Maurice Feilich

Executive Chairman

Mr Feilich has been involved in investment markets for ~30 years, commencing his career as an Institutional derivative broker at McIntosh Securities (later Merrill Lynch) in 1998. He joined Tricom Equities in 2000 as Head of Equities, and in 2010, became a founding partner of Sanlam Private Wealth. Mr Feilich has a track record of success and solid networks in the small resources sector.

Steve Promnitz

Managing Director

Mr Promnitz was previous Managing Director of Lake Resources NL, a lithium brine developer. He successfully secured the lithium assets for Lake Resources in 2016, and developed the previously untested Kachi lithium brine project in Argentina with new technologies to a stage where most project financing is indicatively in place for its development. In the process, he took a $1 million market value private company, using new exploration models and ESG friendly extraction techniques, to form an ASX 200 Company with a strong balance sheet and a market capitalisation of ~$A2.1 billion at the time of his departure.

Prior to Lake Resources, Mr Promnitz worked in the gold sector with major and mid-tier producers as well as across the battery minerals of copper, nickel and rare earths, and the broader natural resources and energy sector, with a focus on South America, South-East Asia and Australia. Previously he was CEO of small/mid-tier companies and has held senior management roles with global resource companies (Rio Tinto, WMC) and senior corporate finance roles with major banks (Westpac, Citigroup). He holds a BSc (Hons) from Monash University.

Roger Jackson

Non-Executive Director

Mr Jackson is a qualified geologist with a career spanning more than 25 years, Roger has considerable experience in mineral exploration, mine management, mining services and the marketing of mineral concentrates.

Mr Jackson was a founding director of privately owned Central Gold Mines and Bracken Resources, which refurbished and re-started the Georgetown and Hillgrove gold plants. He was also the founding director of Hellyer Gold Mines and driver behind the recommissioning of the Hellyer polymetallic concentrator. He is a long-standing Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member of the Australian institute of  Geoscientists, Fellow of the Geological Society of London and Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgists.

Dan Smith

Non-Executive Director & Company Secretary

Mr Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts, is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. He has 14 years’ primary and secondary capital markets expertise, and has advised on and been involved in a number of IPOs, RTOs and capital raisings on the ASX and NSX.

Mr Smith serves as non-executive director and/or company secretary of a number of companies on ASX and AIM.