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Neil Warburton

Non-Executive Chairman
Assoc. MinEng WASM, MAusIMM, FAICD

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Mr Warburton has worked in the mining industry his entire career in roles ranging from underground miner through to senior mining engineer and executive directorships managing large mining and contracting companies. He has over 35 years of experience in all areas of mining operations.

Mr Warburton has held senior positions with mining contractor Barminco Limited, culminating in his appointment to Chief Executive Officer in 2007. During his five years in the role, he successfully grew the company into Australia and West Africa’s largest underground hard rock mining contractor with annual revenues of more than AUD$800 million.

Prior to joining Barminco, Mr Warburton held several senior corporate positions including serving as Managing Director of Coolgardie Gold NL from 1990 to 1995. Mr Warburton started his career with Western Mining Corporation as a graduate mining engineer and progressed to Manager of Open Pit and Underground Operations.

Mr Warburton is a graduate of the Western Australian School of Mines with an Associate Degree in Mining Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM), Chairman of the Australian Mining and Prospectors Hall of Fame Foundation, Councillor of the Western Australian School of Mines Alumni association and serves as a director on a number of smaller private companies. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Australian Mines Limited, Independence Group Limited and Namibian Copper NL.

The Hon. Cheryl Edwardes AM

Non-Executive Director

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Ms Edwardes is a Commissioner on the WA Football Commission and a member of the Foreign Investment Review Board.  She is also a Company Director on a number of ASX Boards, private companies and not-for-profit associations. A solicitor by profession, Ms Edwardes is a former Minister in the Court Government with extensive experience and knowledge of WA’s legal and regulatory framework relating to mining projects, environmental, native title, heritage and land access. During her political career, Ms Edwardes held positions as the first female Attorney General for Western Australia, Minister for Environment and Labour Relations, and was the Member for Kingsley for nearly 17 years.

Ms Edwardes chaired Atlas Iron through it’s near death experience and remains a Director on the Board. She also chairs Vimy Resources Limited (ASX.VMY), a development company in uranium; the Port Hedland International Airport, a joint venture company between AMP Capital and Infrastructure Capital Group; and is a director of AusCann Group Holdings Limited (ASX.AC8), a listed medicinal Cannabis company.

Ms Edwardes is a Senior Advisor in the Public and Government Affairs team at FTI Consulting, assisting clients with a range of complex statutory approvals required for resources and infrastructure projects. Ms Edwardes was awarded an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016 for “significant service to the people and Parliament of Western Australia, to the law and to the environment, and through executive roles with business, education and community organisations.”

Ms Edwardes was also named in the 100 Women of Influence 2016, inducted into Western Australian Women’s Hall of Fame 2016 and was a finalist in the Women in Resources Award 2015.

James Gurry

Non-executive Director

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Mr James Gurry was appointed to the Board on 18 September 2019.

Mr Gurry is a leading equity analyst with extensive research experience in the iron ore sector.  His most recent role was as Director – Corporate & Investment Bank, and Head of Natural Resources Equity Research with Deutsche Bank Equities Australia, and previous roles have included equity research with Credit Suisse Equities in both Sydney and London where he was Head of Mining Company Research.  He started his career in the Transaction Advisory Services Division of Ernst & Young, Melbourne.

My Gurry is also a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.  Mr Gurry is currently a member of the Member of PIOP Infrastructure Committee and Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

Qualifications: B.Com (Hons), CA (ANZ).

Amy Jiang

Non-Executive Director
BA, GAICD and GIA(Affiliated)

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Ms Jiang has more than 13 years’ experience in management and corporate governance within the mining and resources sector.

Ms Jiang is currently company secretary and executive manager of OCJ Investment (Australia) Pty Ltd, the second largest shareholder of Flinders Mine Limited.

Ms Jiang is a member and graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors and an affiliate member of the Governance Institute of Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Management and Performance Studies) from The University of Sydney and is currently in her final year of a Juris Doctor at The University of Sydney. In addition, Ms Jiang is currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management at the Governance Institute of Australia.

Michael Wolley

Non-Executive Director
BE (Chemical and Materials, 1st Class Hons), Masters of Management

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Mr Wolley holds a first class honours degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering (University of Auckland) and a Masters of Management (Macquarie Graduate School of Management).

Mr Wolley had a 15 year career with Mobil Oil Australia in a range of roles including engineering, operations, strategic planning and business development in Australia and New Zealand. In 1995 he left Mobil to pursue opportunities in Asia Pacific and worked in a number of senior executive roles in the manufacturing and industrial sectors including a period as President of BlueScope Steel China.

In 2007 he returned to the resources sector as Chief Operating Officer for Lynas Corporation, an ASX 100 business, and subsequently into the gold sector in ASX-listed gold development businesses.

He was appointed Vice President Corporate Development for the Todd Corporation in 2011. In February 2013 he was appointed to the role of Vice President Minerals and moved to Sydney in July 2013.

Mr Wolley is a Director of Wolf Minerals, an ASX-listed resources business. He is a member of the AICD and the NZICD. He holds dual Australian and New Zealand citizenship.

Dr Andrew Whitehead

General Manager
Bachelor of International Business (Honours), PhD International Management & Economics

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Dr Whitehead has more than 20 years’ experience across mining, resources, banking, finance, manufacturing, advisory and government and in multiple jurisdictions including China.

Most recently, Dr Whitehead managed a private junior mining company Stable Resources Pty Ltd with assets in Africa. Dr Whitehead has a PhD from Flinders University Adelaide in economics and international business management, specialising in China trade and business.

Shannon Coates

Joint Company Secretary

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Ms Coates holds a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University and has over 20 years’ experience in corporate law and compliance.

She is a Chartered Secretary and currently acts as Company Secretary to a number of ASX-listed companies.

Ms Coates is a Director of Perth-based corporate advisory firm Evolution Corporate Services, which specialises in the provision of company secretarial and corporate advisory services to ASX-listed companies.

Sarah Wilson

Joint Company Secretary

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Ms Wilson is a Corporate Advisor with Evolution Corporate Services Pty Ltd and has over 8 years’ experience in company secretarial, corporate advisory and corporate governance roles which have included the provision of company secretarial services to resource companies. Ms Wilson holds a Certificate in Governance Practice and is a Certified Member of the Governance Institute of Australia.