Directors and Management

 

Stephen Bizzell

Non-Executive Chairman

Stephen is Chairman of boutique corporate advisory and funds management group Bizzell Capital PartnersHe is highly experienced in the fields of corporate restructuring, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions and has over 20 years corporate finance and public company management experience in the resources sector in Australia and Canada. Stephen was previously an Executive Director of Arrow Energy from 1999 to until its acquisition in 2010 by Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina for $3.5 billion. Stephen was instrumental in Arrow’s corporate and commercial success and its growth from a junior explorer to a large integrated energy company.  Stephen spent his early career in the corporate finance division of Ernst & Young and the tax division of Coopers & Lybrand and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  He is also a director of Queensland Treasury Corporation.  During the past three years Stephen has also served as a Director of the following ASX listed companies: Laneway Resources Ltd (since 1996), Bow Energy Ltd (2004 to 2012), Dart Energy Ltd (2006 to 2013), Hot Rock Ltd (2009 to 2014), Diversa Ltd (since 2010), Stanmore Coal Ltd (since 2009), Titan Energy Services Ltd (since 2011), Armour Energy Ltd (since 2012) and UIL energy Ltd (since 2014).

 

David Christensen

Managing Director

David Christensen is an experienced mining executive, with recent successful experience managing exploration, mining and marketing operations.  Prior to founding the Company, David served as Chief Executive Officer of Adelaide‑based companies, Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd and Quasar Resource Pty Ltd.  While at Heathgate and Quasar, his responsibilities included overseeing Australian operations, including the Beverley uranium mine, as well as the expansion into new projects with the discovery and development of the Four Mile deposit and numerous joint ventures.  David’s experience also includes serving as President of Nuclear Fuels Corporation, a trading and marketing company, where he managed a multi‑million dollar uranium portfolio and was responsible for developing sales strategy, executing trades and swaps and negotiating all contracts.  David commenced his career as an attorney in California and London offices of international law firm Latham & Watkins, where he advised on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.  David was educated at Cornell University (BA, Economics and Classical Civilizations), the University of California, Los Angeles (JD) and the Universitá di Bologna (Fulbright Fellow).

 

Geoff McConachy

Executive Director


Geoffrey McConachy is an accomplished geologist with over thirty years of Australian and international experience in the mining industry assessing a wide range of commodities.  Prior to joining the Company, Geoffrey worked for Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd and Quasar Resources Pty Ltd, where his roles included Managing Director, Exploration.  While at Heathgate and Quasar, Geoffrey led the exploration and development team in the discovery, definition and evaluation of four uranium deposits including the Four Mile deposit, for which he was co-honoured with the Prospector of the Year award from the Australian Association of Mining & Exploration Companies. His experience includes instrumental roles in the discovery of the Fosterville gold deposit in Victoria and the Potosi base metal deposit in New South Wales.  Geoffrey is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a former Director of the Uranium Information Centre.

 

Richard Keevers

Non-Executive Director


Mr. Keevers has over 40 years of experience in the resource sector, having previously held senior executive positions with Broken Hill South Limited and Newmont Mining Limited.  Mr Keevers’ experience includes advancing multiple producing mines from discovery phase through development, including the Telfer gold and copper mine, the Phosphate Hill phosphate mine and the Baal Gammon copper mine.  Mr Keevers also was a substantial shareholder of and served as an executive director for Pembroke Josephson Wright Limited, an Australian share brokerage firm.  Mr Keevers has served on boards of several ASX-listed resource companies, and he is currently a non-executive director of Santana Minerals Limited.  Mr Keevers also serves as chairman of unlisted Eyre Peninsula Minerals Proprietary LimitedRichard is a graduate of the University of New England, NSW (BSc, Geology), and is a fellow of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

 

Andrew Martin

Non-Executive Director


Andrew Martin is an executive with Deutsche Bank.  Andrew has worked in a banking or advisory capacity for over 15 years, generally within the infrastructure, utilities and natural resources sectors and in recent years, has advised on transactions within these sectors.  Andrew has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney and is a founder and Alternate Director of ASX listed Stanmore Coal Limited (having been a Director from 2009 to 2014) and unlisted St Lucia Resources International Pty Limited.

 

Chris Anderson

Non-Executive Director

Chris Anderson is an experienced geophysicist with over 30 years in mineral exploration in Australia and abroad. His recent experience includes an instrumental role in the 2005 discovery of the Carrapateena copper-gold-uranium mine in South Australia. His earlier experience includes acting as Placer Pacific’s Exploration Manager for Eastern Australia, where he was instrumental in the discovery of the Kalkaroo copper-gold-molybdenum deposit in South Australia.  Mr Anderson’s significant international experience includes recent geophysical interpretation in Zambia for Equinox Resources Ltd., and in Tanzania for North Mara Gold Mines, where he contributed to the discovery of the one million ounce Gokona gold deposit. From 2005 to 2010 Chris served as executive director of ASX listed Stellar Resources Ltd., with exploration interests in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.  Chris is a graduate of Adelaide University (BSc, Geology and Geophysics) (Hons), and is a fellow of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

 

Angelo Gaudio

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary


Angelo Gaudio has significant experience in senior financial positions within the resource sector.  Prior to joining the Company in 2011, he served as Vice President, Finance and Administration with Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd, for which he managed accounting, financial affairs and procurement since the inception of the Beverley uranium mine in 1999.  Angelo is a qualified accountant with over thirty‑five years of finance, management and accounting experience.  His expertise includes corporate finance, risk management and financial reporting, as well as corporate development and Native Title relations.  Angelo is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants and a Certificated member of the Governance Institute of Australia.