Director Profiles

Declan Franzmann Non-executive Director

Mr Franzmann is a mining engineer with more than 17 years experience in operational mine management and engineering roles in Australia. His previous experience includes general and mining management roles at a number of gold, copper and base metal underground and open pit mines in Australia. Mr Franzmann operates Crosscut Consulting, a consulting company providing mine engineering and geology services.

Peter Drobeck Non-executive Director

Mr Drobeck was appointed non-executive director effective 22 November 2012.

Mr Drobeck is a Denver based geologist with over 30 years experience in exploration and mining, much of this in Latin America. Peters broad experience encompasses roles as:

  • Manager New Projects, Silver Standard Resources, current - responsible for new project generation;
  • Sr. Vice President, Exploration & Business Development with AuRico from 2008-2011 where he built the exploration division staff to 28 geologic professionals with a land position of 295,000 hectares, annual drill programs of 200,000m, and annual budgets of $40M in Mexico;
  • Independent consulting from 1999 to 2006, which included discovery of the Vicuna Project "Filo del Sol" breccia pipe Cu-Au-Ag deposit that straddles the Chile - Argentina border for NGEX Resources;
  • Senior District Geologist for Newcrest Resources in Chile from 1995 to 1999, where he led the discovery team at the Caspiche Au-Cu porphyry through mapping, geophysics and drilling.

Robert Anderson Company Secretary

Mr Anderson is a Chartered Accountant and has 20 years experience as an accountant and was previously CFO/Company Secretary for a number of ASX listed resource companies, responsible for the day to day finances of the companies. He has extensive knowledge of the requirements of the ASX and the Corporations Act.

Anthony Cipriano Non-executive Director

Anthony is a Perth based Chartered Accountant with 27 years’ experience as an accountant working at Deloitte until his recent retirement. This included nearly 15 years as a partner, the last 12 years as leader of Deloitte’s Perth Tax Practice, a member of the Deloitte National Tax Executive and most recently Deloitte National Tax Leader for Energy & Resources. Anthony has significant experience working across tax, accounting, legal and finance aspects of corporate transactions on both a national and international level. He is also a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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