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Board of Directors


 


Board of Directors


John Barbante : Chief Executive Officer

John is qualified in engineering, business management, finance and psychology. He has 25 years experience in a wide range of businesses including manufacturing and consulting. Most recently John has held leadership roles within the mining arm of a global engineering consultant, highly ranked among the leading engineering consulting firms and ranked highly within the NYSE Fortune 500. John has the following qualifications and experience:

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgical Engineering (RMIT)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (1st Class Honours in Psychology)
  • Master of Engineering Science (Metallurgy) (University of Melbourne), PhD (Metallurgy) (RMIT)
  • Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment (Securities Institute of Australia, now known as FINSA)
  • Masters of Business Management – University of Ballarat
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies – University of Adelaide

Experience

25 years in the mining industry, including

  • 5 years in mining project development as a consultant
  • 6 years as a business manager and analyst
  • 7 years as a process engineer, metallurgist and technologist

Michael Nesbitt : Chief Operating Officer

Michael is qualified in engineering and project management, he has a background in mineral resource development projects with skills in engineering, project, construction and general business management. He has a detailed knowledge of scoping, prefeasibility and feasibility studies, site investigation, design and construction of major mining, civil infrastructure, petrochemical and industrial projects. Michael has the following qualifications and experience:

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil, Hons)(University of Adelaide)
  • Masters in Project Management (University of Sth. Aust.)

Experience

30 years in construction industry, including

  • 3 years in executive management of construction
  • 12 years in mining project development as a consultant
  • 8 years in petrochemical construction project management and engineering
  • Copper-gold projects construction at Olympic Dam and Northparkes Mines
  • Iron ore projects in the Pilbara, Coal projects in the east coast

 

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