Directors & Management
Mr. Buttenshaw is currently a Managing Director with Pala Investments Limited. Mr Buttenshaw has over twelve years of direct mining experience and is a former Senior Mining Engineer at Rio Tinto Mineral’s borax operations, overseeing all aspects of mine planning at its US and international mining operations. Mr. Buttenshaw is currently a director of Sierra Rutile Ltd and has extensive experience advising Sierra Rutile (a UK listed rutile and ilmenite producer) on strategic mine planning, business improvement and project feasibility studies. Mr. Buttenshaw holds an MBA (with distinction) from the London Business School and a MEng (First Class) in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, and London.
Director & CEO
Mr. McCauley was formerly Managing Director of Belridge Enterprises Pty Ltd, the former owner of the Goondicum Project. Mr. McCauley has substantial mining experience and has been involved in the development of several major mining projects in Australia and Argentina, including turnaround and organizational restructuring. Mr. McCauley was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Norton Goldfields Limited from September 2007 until June 2010 during which time he was also Managing Director for a nine month period of restructuring. Mr. McCauley served as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Felix Resources Ltd, an ASX listed coal mining company, from October 2003 to February 2007 during which time it went from a market cap of $35 million to a market cap of over $1 billion.
Mr. McCauley has previously been a director of several AIM and ASX listed mining and exploration companies. Mr. McCauley completed an Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2003, holds an MBA from Bond University in Australia (with Majors in Finance and Accounting) and has a Bachelor of Mining Engineering (Hons.) from the University of Queensland.
Mr. Tibriwal has more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience as well as broad experience in the resources sector. Mr. Tibriwal is a chartered accountant and earned an MBA in Finance from Newport University. Mr. Tibriwal is also a graduate from Mumbai University and spent 10 years at Ernst & Young, with the last four years as a partner before setting up his own financial consulting services group. Mr. Tibriwal was also formerly the chief financial officer of Carpathian Gold Inc. and Gravitas Financial Inc.
Mr. Lloyd is an experienced corporate finance adviser and has served as a director of a number of listed and unlisted companies in the minerals, energy and engineering services sectors. His board experience includes roles as Chairman, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Takeover Response Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. He is currently the non-executive Chairman of global engineering services company Ausenco Pty Ltd and a non-executive director of the Australian bauxite producer Metro Mining Limited. Mr Lloyd has also held senior executive roles with a number of Australian resource companies including RGC Limited where he was integrally involved in the merger of that company with Westralian Sands Limited to form Iluka Resources Limited in 1998. Mr Lloyd is based in Sydney, Australia.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Mattiske has over 15 years of financial experience working for private and public companies in the mining, engineering and technology industries. He has extensive knowledge and understanding of the business and assets of the Company having been involved with the Goondicum Project since 2012. Mr Mattiske graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney and has completed the CPA Australia program.