DIRECTORS & MANAGEMENT
The Hon. Cheryl Edwardes AM
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.
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).
JD, BA, GAICD and FGIA
Ms Jiang has more than 15 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 Mines Limited.
Ms Jiang is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor, both from 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
Mr Harris is an experienced Mining Industry Company Executive and Director. He is a chemical engineer with a BSc ChE from the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada, Reno. Mr Harris has served as CEO, COO, and CFO in mining and metals companies around the world and has worked and lived in the USA, South Africa, Russia, and Australia. He is a world recognised vanadium industry veteran and has a strong understanding of the resource sector from both a technical and financial perspective.
Mr Harris is currently Non-executive Director of U.S. Vanadium LLC, Australian Vanadium Ltd (ASX.AVL), Queensland Energy & Minerals and an independent technical and executive consultant to GSA Environmental Limited in the United Kingdom. Recent roles include interim CEO and Managing Director and Non-Executive Director at Atlas Iron; Non-Executive Director of Paladin Energy; Chief Executive & Chief Operating Officer at Atlantic Ltd; Advisory Board Member and Vanadium Consultant for Blackrock Metals; Vice President & Head of Vanadium Assets at Evraz Group; Managing Director at Vametco Alloys; and CEO and CFO of Strategic Minerals Corporation.
BE (Chemical and Materials, 1st Class Hons), Masters of Management
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.
Mr Foster is an experienced senior executive and has held a number of leadership and strategic business development roles in the energy, infrastructure and financial markets industries. He was previously CEO of King Country Energy Limited and Independent Director and Interim CEO of NZX listed NZ Windfarms Limited. He formerly held senior investment banking, corporate finance and equity capital markets roles at Macquarie Bank and ABN AMRO NV.
Mr Foster is currently General Manager, Business Development for the Todd Corporation, an Independent Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu and Advisory Committee member of Forest Partners Fund Limited Partnership investment fund.
Mr Foster holds a Bachelor of Forestry Science, has completed the AVIRA Programme at INSEAD and is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
Mr Foster is a nominee Director of the Company’s largest shareholder, TIO (NZ) Limited.
Dr Andrew Whitehead
Bachelor of International Business (Honours), PhD International Management & Economics
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.
Joint Company Secretary
LLB, BA (Jur), AGIA, ACIS and GAICD
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.
Joint Company Secretary
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.