Board and Management

Board and Management

Mr. (Joseph) Yosse Goldberg, Chairman

Mr. Goldberg has a successful international career in Property Development in the UK, Spain, USA and Canada. Mr. Goldberg has also been a consultant and major shareholder in a number of companies and helped companies create a foothold in countries such as PNG, Indonesia, Cameroon, South Africa and Turkey. Mr Goldberg has also consulted to Sydney Gas Limited, Blue Energy Limited, Kimberley Diamond Company NL, Sundance Resources Limited, CuDeco Limited, Gindalbie Metals Ltd about resource projects such as iron ore, oil and gas bed methane and copper. Recently Mr Goldberg has been engaged in establishing a major thermal, cooking oil and gas project in Indonesia requiring major infrastructure and financing.

Mr. Goldberg is currently a Non Executive Director of ASX Listed Company South Pacific Resources (ASX:SPB).

Dr Andrew Firek

Dr Firek holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Energy. He has been involved in the minerals exploration, mining and processing industry at operational and executive levels for over 25 years.

He worked in Europe and Africa as a United Nations expert in fossil fuels, mineral processing and energy generation. He was a Group Leader at the CSIRO, Division of Fossil Fuels in Sydney and was engaged in developing technologies to produce liquid fuels from coal. He was a Project Director at Memtec Ltd, following which he joined Pancontinental Mining Ltd where he was a Research and Development Manager involved in substantial mineral resources projects including base and precious metals, uranium and the technology development and commissioning of a $220 million magnesia production facility near Rockhampton in Queensland. He worked on site during construction and commissioning for 12 months. He was a founding director of three ASX-listed companies and managed coal, iron ore, base and precious metals exploration, feasibility studies and financial negotiations for projects in Australia, South America and China (Inner Mongolia).

Dr Firek is the former Chief Executive and director of Coalworks Ltd taken over by Whitehaven Ltd in 2012 and a former executive director of Allegiance Mining NL and Zelos Resources NL. Currently he is a non-executive director of ASX-listed company Wollongong Coal Limited.

Mr Matthew Morgan, Managing Director

Mr Morgan holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology), is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM), and has over 20 years’ experience in mine geology, quality control and mining engineering, and mine management roles in coal, gold, antimony, and iron ore mining & exploration, both open-cut and underground. Mr Morgan recenty resigned as a non-executive director of ASX-listed company Gold Mountain Ltd (ASX:GMN).

His previous management experience includes open cut roles with BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Theiss, and Underground Mine Manager for Mandalay Resources and was previously exploration manager for Coalworks Limited prior to the 2014 takeover by Whitehaven Coal. Mr Morgan has previously worked within Australia as well as in Malaysia, Mongolia, & Papua New Guinea.

Mr Geoff Kidd, Director

Mr Kidd has over 35 years’ experience working in senior positions in and around the mining industry. He has fulfilled successful roles as Managing Director, Director, Chief Operating Officer, Operations Manager, General Manager, Engineering Manager, Project Manager and Regional Manager of mining companies or leading consultants to the mining industry.

He was previously Chief Operating Officer for Coalworks Limited prior to its takeover by Whitehaven and has worked successfully on numerous aspects of mining developments in all states of Australia and in Irian Jaya, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, South America, China, and the USA.
Mr Kidd was a founding Director and Partner of Sedgman & Associates (later Sedgman Limited) and a founding Director of Mineral Control Instrumentation Pty Ltd, (later Scantech Limited) a company which commercialised CSIRO inventions for the mining industry.

He has a long background in successfully managing the risks associated with managing, studying, designing, purchasing, building, and commissioning new mines together with the expansion & optimisation of new and existing mine developments.

Mr Kidd was the inaugural Chairman of Austmine, a Federal Government initiative to export Australian mining expertise and services. He has also been a member of Australian trade delegations and he has chaired a number of mining industry professional bodies and associations.

Matt Suttling Chief Financial Officer

Mr Suttling formerly of BDO Accountants, is a Chartered Accountant in Public Practice. He has practiced in the corporate mining and commercial sectors for many years including management accounting,  IPOs, financial modelling and resource related work.

Mientze Tang, Company Secretary

Ms Tang has been involved as an executive, company secretary and commercial manager with a listed resource and private equity group specialising in mining, capital-raising and IPOs. Ms Tang has practiced as a solicitor in large and boutique legal firms in funds management, commercial, corporate and capital raising/ IPOs. She was also an in-house corporate lawyer with a large financial services company.