Mr Mason has more than twenty years’ experience working for global investment banks such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Renaissance Capital and more recently, Royal Bank of Canada in senior leadership roles focused on the natural resources sector and spanning equities, derivatives and capital markets. Prior to this Mr Mason worked for over five years as a technical project manager for Fluor Corp on the development of nickel and copper assets near Auroch’s existing operations, including the development of the Murrin Murrin nickel mine in Western Australia and the Olympic Dam copper expansion project in South Australia.
Mr Platel is a geologist with over 20 years’ experience in the minerals industry, in both mining and exploration roles across a wide range of commodities. Recently, Mr Platel has worked as an independent strategic consultant focusing on project evaluation, prior to which he spent 12 years in South America in mining and exploration. He has a proven track record of exploration success having discovered and developed several major deposits including the world-class Santa Rita Nickel deposit (>1Mt contained Ni metal).
Chris is a multidisciplinary global metals and mining professional with formal qualifications in geology and mineral economics. Having initially focussed on building a solid technical foundation with industry majors such as Barrick Gold and Fortescue Metals Group, Chris later joined Appian Capital Advisory widely recognised as a leading mining focused private equity fund where he refined his investment skills, market knowledge and strong industry relationships.
Mr Bahen Is a Chartered Secretary and a member of the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA) and also holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Finance. He commenced his career in audit and assurance with a chartered accounting firm and is currently a Company Secretary to a number of ASX listed companies that operate in the resource sector.