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Directors and Management

Michael Rosenstreich

(Managing Director), BSC (Hons), MEE, FAusIMM, MAICD

Mr. Rosenstreich has a technical background but has worked in corporate finance and management
of listed companies over the past 30 years. Mike has a unique combination of technical and
commercial skills, including:

• 13 years as an exploration and mine geologist in senior roles;
• 6 years as a resource financier with NM Rothschild & Sons;
• 2 years as a technical consultant with Snowden and independently; and
• 9 years through to 2013 as Managing Director of ASX listed Bass Metals from pre IPO stage through exploration success and culminating in over 5 years of base and precious metals


John Kenny

(Non-Executive Director) B. Com (Hons), LLB

Mr Kenny is a lawyer with a specialised interest in venture capital, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in public equity fundraisings and the pricing of equity, debt and derivative securities.


Rowan Caren

(Director and Company Secretary) B.Com, CA

Mr Caren holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.   

He was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in Australia and overseas for six years and has been directly involved in the minerals exploration industry for a further 14 years.  Mr Caren provides the Company secretarial and corporate advisory services.


John Chisholm

(Chief Geologist) B.Sc (Hons), PhD., FAusIMM, F.AIG

Geologist Dr Chisholm has a wide experience in exploration geology and exploration management having worked as lecturer at the University of Western Australia and Curtin University prior to working for various international mining companies.

Dr Chisholm is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy with Chartered Practising status in Geology. He was one of the first geologists in Australia to have been awarded Practising Chartered Status in geology by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy which is the highest level of recognition that can be attained by professional geologists.

In 1984 he joined Western United Mining Services Pty Ltd during which time as managing director he managed a large group of geoscientists and was involved in the discovery of the Transvaal and Bounty gold mines. Dr Chisholm has over 25 years experience in the mineral industry including the evaluation of exploration data, mineral resources and ore reserves.


Ayman Ayyash

(Middle East and North Africa Consultant) BSc CEng (Hon), M EIA

Ayman Ayyash holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (Hons) from the South Dakota State University.  He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Engineers.

He has 26 years of experience as a professional engineer, having worked in various parts of the world including the USA, Australia, Gulf Arab states and North Africa where he was employed by a number of major international companies including Du Pont and BHP.

Mr Ayyash has a sound knowledge of the commercial and political environments in North Africa and the Middle East (MENA).