directors

JONATHAN MURRAY
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Murray is a partner at law firm Steinepreis Paganin, based in Perth, Western Australia. He has significant experience in advising on initial public offers and secondary market capital raisings, all forms of commercial acquisitions and divestments and providing general corporate and strategic advice. Prior to his commencement at Steinepreis Paganin in 1997, he practiced law for two years at national law firm Clayton Utz. Mr Murray graduated from Murdoch University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce (majoring in Accounting). He is also a member of FINSIA (formerly the Securities Institute of Australia).

 

DAMIAN HICKS
Executive Director

Mr Hicks holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Western Australia, is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from FINSIA, a Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice from Chartered Secretaries Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. Mr Hicks is Executive Director of ASX listed Hannans Ltd, Chairman of advisory firm Corporate Board Services and fertiliser technology company Errawarra Resources Ltd.  

AMANDA SCOTT
Technical Director - Swedish Subsidiary Companies

Ms. Scott has been Exploration Manager and Exploration Consultant for the Group since 2008 and was appointed a director of Critical Metals Scandinavia AB in 2014 and Kiruna Iron AB in 2016. Amanda played an integral role in the development of Hannans Ltd (ASX:HNR) West Australian portfolio, is credited with the discovery of high grade iron mineralisation at the Jigalong Project in the East Pilbara of Western  Australia and developed the Scandinavian portfolio of projects. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from Victoria University of Wellington, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, owner of consulting firm Scott Geological and is a Swedish citizen.

MARKUS BACHMANN
Non-Executive Director

Mr Markus Bachmann holds a Master (MA) in Business and Economics (cum laude) from the University of Berne, Switzerland. Markus started his career in the corporate finance department of the Credit Suisse Group, before joining SBC Brinson Asset Management Emerging Markets team in 1997. There he was assigned responsibility for the analysis and portfolio management for the equity markets of Greece, Portugal, the Middle East (including Israel) and Africa. In 2000 he joined Coronation Fund Managers in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2001 he recieved the S&P Award for the best performing large cap equity unit trust in South Africa. Markus co-funded Craton Capital in 2003. He is the Manager of the Craton Capital Precious Metal Fund and the Global Resources Fund.

KRIS GRAM
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Gram graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 2000 with a MA in Management. After spending 5 years with Capgemini Consulting as a strategy consultant he joined the corporate finance team at the Norwegian investment bank Pareto. At Pareto, Mr Gram has focused on equity- and bond capital raisings, IPO’s and M&A for mining companies. As a Partner at Pareto Mr. Gram originated and managed several large scale international transactions. Mr Gram is currently the MD of a family owned investment company.

OLOF FORSLUND
Non-Executive Director

Mr Forslund is a geophysicist and has extensive international experience in the mineral exploration industry, particularly in the development and application of geophysical instruments and radar technology. His assignments have covered activities in Sweden, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Belgium, Italy, France, Canada and the USA. Mr Forslund commenced with SGU in 1966 and during the period 2003 - 2007 Mr Forslund was Regional Manager of the Geological Survey of Sweden' Mineral Resources Information Office in Mala, Sweden (www.sgu.se). Mr Forslund was a founding shareholder and President of MALÅ GeoScience (www.malags.com) between 1994 and 1998. MALÅ is currently the global leader in the design and manufacture of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) systems.
 

MINDY KU
Company Secretary

Mrs Ku, is an associate of CPA Australia, holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing from the University of Greenwich and has a diverse experience in finance, compliance, information technology, marketing and management, both in Australia and internationally. Mindy is Managing Director of advisory firm Corporate Board Services which provides ASX listed,  public and private companies in multiple jurisdictions with financial management and corporate governance advice.