Antony (Tony) Sage 

Executive Chairman (BCom, FCPA, CA, FTIA)

Mr Sage is an entrepreneur with over 36 years of experience in corporate advisory services, funds management and capital raising, predominantly within the resource sector. Mr Sage is based in Western Australia and has continued to be involved in managing and financing listed mining and exploration companies with a diverse commodity base.

Mr Sage has developed global operational experience within Europe, North and South America, Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Middle East.

Mr Sage currently holds the position of Executive Chairman of ASX-listed CuFe Ltd (ASX: CUF) and European Lithium Limited (ASX: EUR).

Paul Berend

Executive Director / CEO

Mr Berend brings over 20 years of experience in the iron ore and steel industry acquired in blue chip as well as junior mining companies worldwide. His previous corporate roles include GM Business Development for Rio Tinto Iron Ore and GM Corporate Strategy for ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel producer. Paul has also worked for Hatch (director advisory services for Australasia), McKinsey & Company and Partners In Performance.

Paul has a successful track record in identifying and developing early-stage mining projects and is the founder and historic CEO of Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd (a titano-magnetite project in New Zealand ASX: MKR).

He has worked extensively with private equity and specialised funds to identify and develop early-stage mining projects and turn around undervalued producing mineral assets.

Paul has an MBA from HEC (Paris, France), a MSc and DEA (~PhD) in chemical process design and chemistry from ENSIC (Nancy, France), a bachelor’s in applied mathematics and algebra from Harvard University, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Timothy Paul Turner

Non-Executive Director (B Bus (Acc), FCPA, CTA, Registered Company Auditor)

Timothy Turner is the senior partner of accounting and advisory firm, HTG Partners. Mr Turner heads the audit and assurance division and is responsible for the issue of audit opinions for self-managed superannuation funds through to full reporting entities. He also has in excess of 30 years’ experience in business development, structuring and general business advice.

Timothy has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), is a Registered Company Auditor, ASIC Approved SMSF Auditor, a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Tax Institute of Australia.

With over 15 years’ experience on listed company boards and 30 years’ experience in the Australian accounting, taxation and business fields, Mr Turner brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in corporate compliance, governance and business consultancy.

Paul Vermeulen 

General Manager Technology and Steel Markets (B.Eng Met, MAusIMM, MAIST)

Paul Vermeulen is a Metallurgical Engineer with over 25 years of experience in iron ore mining, processing and steel production. Paul established Vulcan Technologies in 2007, which provides technical consulting services to iron ore majors, iron ore juniors, engineering firms and steel makers in the field of mineral beneficiation, metallurgical test work, steel plant design, decarbonisation of steel making operations, mineral resource definition and project management.

His previous operational roles include Blast Furnace Manager at Iscor South Africa (now Arcelor-Mittal), where he managed one of the largest blast furnaces in the southern hemisphere. Subsequently, Paul worked for five years at Rio Tinto Iron Ore as Principal Technical Marketing where he played a key role in developing high value iron ore products for steel mills, including the benchmark Rio Tinto ‘Pilbara Blend’.

Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering with post-graduate Refractory Materials specialisation from the University of Pretoria.

Melissa Chapman

Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary (B.Com, CPA, AGIA/ACIS, GAICD)

Co-founder and Executive Director of Bellatrix Corporate Pty Ltd with over 20 years’ experience in the accounting and company secretarial professions. She has significant experience including in Perth and London serving ASX/LSE listed and private companies.

Catherine Grant-Edwards

Joint Company Secretary (B.Com, CAANZ)

Catherine has over 20 years’ experience in the accounting and company secretarial professions with ASX/LSE-listed and private companies. She has practiced at Ernst & Young and is a co-founder and Executive Director of Bellatrix Corporate Pty Ltd.