Board and Management

Kell Nielsen

Chief Executive Officer and
Executive Director

BSc(Geol), MSc(MinEcon), MAusimm

Kell Nielsen is an Australian Geologist with over 25 years’ experience in project generation, exploration and development across a broad range of minerals including gold, copper and base metals. Kell has worked extensively in Australia, Mongolia, West and East Africa and Myanmar covering a diverse range of experiences and roles from grass roots exploration to being at the forefront of discoveries and managing large resource development teams for Placer Dome (Wallaby resource definition >10Moz Au) and consulting to BHP Billiton’s iron ore and coal divisions.

In more recent years, Kell has been active in generating large resource projects for listed companies that are being mined today or are likely to be developed in the future, such as the large Ngualla Rare Earth Deposit (Tanzania, ASX:PEK), Selenge Iron Project (Mongolia) and the Diamba Sud Gold Project (Senegal, ASX:CHZ). Kell provides extensive experience accrued from management, technical directorships and consulting roles within ASX listed companies and global project acquisitions.

Marcello Cardaci

Non Executive Director
B.Juris, LLB, B.Com

Marcello Cardaci is a partner in the Australian legal practice of Gilbert + Tobin. Mr Cardaci holds degrees in law and commerce and is experienced in a wide range of corporate and commercial matters with a particular emphasis on public and private equity raisings and mergers and acquisitions. Gilbert + Tobin specialises in the provision of legal advice to companies involved in various industries including resources and manufacturing. Mr Cardaci is a director of Style Ltd (17 May 2013 to current) and was formerly a director of Sphere Minerals Limited (2 June 1999 to 17 November 2010), Tianshan Goldfields Limited (2 February 2009 to 13 November 2010), Forge Group Limited (4 June 2007 to 24 October 2013) and Lemur Resources Ltd (8 November 2010 to 5 November 2013).

John A G Seton

Non Executive Director
LLM (Hons)

John Seton is an Auckland based solicitor with extensive experience in commercial law, stock exchange listed companies and the mineral resource sector. He is chief executive officer of TSX and ASX listed Besra Gold Inc, a former director of Besra (July 1999 to February 2012), former director and chairman of ASX listed Summit Resources Limited (until May 2007), Zedex Minerals Limited (resigned January 2010) and NZX listed SmartPay Limited (resigned January 2011). John holds or has held directorships in several companies listed on the ASX and NZX including Kiwi Gold NL, Kiwi International Resources NL, Iddison Group Vietnam Limited and Max Resources NL. John was also the former chief executive of IT Capital Limited, former Chairman of the Vietnam/New Zealand Business Council and former Chairman of The Mud House Wine Group Limited, an unlisted public company. Mr Seton also holds a number of private company directorships.

Eryn Kestel

Company Secretary

Eryn Kestel has over 28 years corporate experience that includes over 13 years’ in the role of company secretary for ASX listed entities. She is a Certified Practicing Accountant.