Martin Rowley graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1975. Chairman of the Company since October 2007; Retired executive Director of Business Development of First Quantum Minerals Ltd. from January 2007 to December 2017; Chief Financial Officer of First Quantum Minerals Ltd. from December 1997 to January 2007; Non-executive Chairman and a director of Lithium One Inc from November 2009 to July 2012. Non-executive Chairman and a director of Galaxy Resources Limited since November 2013.
Interim CEO and Director
Mark Frewin is the Interim CEO of the Company and he has been a Director since September 2005; Vice-President Legal Affairs of the Company from 2010 to 2017; Head of Legal Affairs of the Company from 2007 to 2010; Director of Caledonian Consultancy Limited since June 2013. Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP (Law Firm) from January 2006 to June 2013. Director of Giyani Gold Corp. from 2012 to 2016 and Chairman of Westbridge Energy Corp. from 2012 to 2015.
Jorge Estepa has served as Corporate Secretary of the Company since 2004 and Director since 2015. He is a University of Toronto graduate who has Der 25 years experience with publicly traded companies, serving in both investor relations and corporate administrative and development capacities. Mr. Estepa is and has been over the past 23 years an officer and/or director of numerous minerals resource public corporations listed on stock exchanges in Canada.
Paul Matysek has been a Director of the Company since October 2007; Mr. Matysek is a geologist/geochemist by training, a successful entrepreneur and creator of shareholder value with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Since 2004 as either CEO or Executive Chairman, Mr. Matysek has sold five publicly listed exploration and development companies, in aggregate worth over $2 billion. Mr. Matysek is the Chairman and CEO of Gold X Mining Corp. since March 2020; Chairman of Nano One Materials Corp since 2016, and Executive Chairman and Director of Victory Metals Inc. since January 2019
Elia N. Shikokongo has been a Director of the Company since June 2019. Mr. Shikongo is the Managing Partner of Shikongo Law Chambers since 1998. Chairperson of Craton Mining and Exploration (PTY) Ltd. since 2014, Phincon Enterprises (PTY) Ltd. since 2014, and of Mineral Ancillary Rights Commission since 2012. President of Namibia Employers Federation since 2017. Board member of HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA from 2012 to 2016.