Board and Management
Mr Edwards is a Geologist and Economist with over 25 years’ experience in senior management roles within both the public and private sectors. Mr Edwards worked for Barclays Australia in their Commercial and Corporate Finance department before returning to university to complete a Bachelor of Science Geology. Mr Edwards then spent eight years as an Exploration and Mine Geologist, principally working in Australia with a focus on Archaean gold and base metals. Over the past 10 years, Mr Edwards has held numerous Executive and Non-Executive Director roles, predominantly with ASX-listed companies and most recently was Non-Executive Chairman of Firefly Resources Limited (ASX:FFR) which successfully merged with Gascoyne Resources Limited (ASX:GCY).
Mike has been involved in numerous ASX listings and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Greenstone Resources (ASX:GSR), Non-Executive Director of Metal Hawk Ltd (ASX:MHK) and Non-Executive Director of De.Mem Pty Ltd (ASX:DEM).
Mr Edwards holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance) from Curtin University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Western Australia.
Mr Cox is an exploration geologist with over 12 years’ experience in the management of green fields and brown fields exploration. Mr Cox has held various project and senior positions across a number of ASX listed companies and his passion for mineral exploration has resulted in multi commodity experience, including nickel, lithium, gold and uranium in various mineralisation styles and models. Mr Cox holds a BSc majoring in economic geology and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
As Technical Director, Mr Cox will have oversight and be responsible for managing the Company’s exploration activities at the Company’s 80% owned Nevada Lithium Project in Nevada (US), the Saints Nickel Project (100%), the Leinster Nickel Project (100%), the Nepean Nickel Project (including the Kangaroo Hills Lithium Project) (80%) in Western Australia, and the Arden, Bonaventura and Torrens East REE-Zinc-Copper Projects (90%) in South Australia.
Mr Eton is a well-respected finance executive with over 35 years’ extensive experience in corporate finance within the minerals industry. His previous full-time role was as CFO and Company Secretary of sulphide nickel producer, Panoramic Resources Limited (ASX:PAN) (Panoramic) from 2003 to 2020 in which he was instrumental in the financing, construction and development of the Savannah Nickel Project and the acquisition and subsequent development of the Lanfranchi Nickel Project, which saw the company reach a market capitalisation exceeding $1 billion in 2007. Prior to Panoramic, he held corporate finance roles with various other resource companies, including diversified metal producers, MPI Mines Limited (MPI) and Australian Consolidated Minerals Limited (ACM). Trevor is currently Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Sunrise Energy Metals Limited (ASX:SRL), the owner of the Sunrise Nickel Project near Parkes in central New South Wales.
Trevor holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree with a major in Economics from the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), New Zealand, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Melbourne Business School and is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AFAIM).
Paul has over 20 years of mining experience, excelled in multiple disciplines including general management, operational management, technical leadership, project/studies management, business improvement, mineral resource evaluation, and mine planning. He has contributed significantly to the growth and success of various organisations within the mining industry, including senior operational roles with renowned companies such as Leighton Holdings, HWE Mining, and Fortescue Metals Group (FMG). Prior to joining FBM, Paul held senior executive positions at Mineral Resources Limited (MinRes) (ASX:MIN), where he showcased his leadership abilities as Chief Executive – Commodities. He also held the position of Chief Executive – Lithium at MinRes, demonstrating his deep knowledge and experience in the lithium sector.
Paul is currently Non-Executive Director of Jindalee Resources Limited (ASX: JRL).
Paul holds a Masters in Mine Engineering (M.Eng) from Federation University in Victoria and possesses mechanical trade qualifications.