Board & Management

Mr Brendan Jesser, Non Executive Director

Experience : Brendan has over 16 years experience in direct financial markets, stockbroking and corporate advisory, and has supported numerous listed and unlisted mining and industrial entities by providing both capital and corporate advisory services.

Directorships in listed entities : Nil

Mr Tim Staermose, Non-Executive Chairman

Experience : Tim has more than 20 years’ experience in equity capital markets and equity research. He worked at international sell-side equity brokerage firms in South Korea and Hong Kong, including Banque Indoseuz and Lehman Brothers. Tim has also worked as an independent researcher and stock-picker for a series of private research firms, including ones focused specifically on natural resources, gold, and mining investments. Tim currently serves as Chief Investment Strategist for soverignman.com.

Mr.Tolga Kumova, Non-Executive Director

Experience : Mr Tolga Kumova has 15 years’ experience in stockbroking, corporate finance and corporate restructuring, and has specialised in initial public offerings and capital requirements of mining focussed companies. He has raised in excess of $500 million for mining ventures, varying from inception stage through to construction and development. Mr Kumova was the founding shareholder of Syrah Resources in 2010 and served as an executive Director from May 2013 to October 2016, and as Managing Director from October 2014 to October 2016. During his tenure at Syrah Resources, Mr Kumova led the business from resource stage through to full funding through to development, gaining experience negotiating offtake agreements with numerous globally recognised counterparties.

Ms Melanie Leydin, Company Secretary

Qualifications : B.Bus (Acc), C.A

Experience : Ms Leydin is a Chartered Accountant and is a Registered Company Auditor. She Graduated from Swinburne University in 1997, became a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and since February 2000 has been the principal of chartered accounting firm, Leydin Freyer.

In the course of her practice she audits listed and unlisted public companies involved in the resources industry. Her practice also involves outsourced company secretarial and accounting services to public companies in the resources sector. This involves preparation of statutory financial statements, annual reports, half year reports, stock exchange announcements, and quarterly ASX reporting and other statutory requirements.

Ms Leydin has 20 years experience in the accounting profession and is a director and company secretary for a number of oil and gas, junior mining and exploration entities listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.