Board and Management

Mr Robert Downey


Mr Downey was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in December 1999. In 2001 Mr Downey joined Blakiston & Crabb, an independent resource / corporate / commercial law firm based in Perth.  While at Blakiston & Crabb, Mr Downey specialised in advising oil and gas and mining companies in relation to a wide range of legal issues, including initial public offerings; prospectuses for equity and debt raisings, takeovers and reverse takeovers, schemes of arrangement and other types of corporate transactions.

Mr Downey also developed an expertise advising both Australian and foreign incorporated entities on dual listings and cross jurisdiction capital raising and listing rule advice particularly with respect to the TSX-V and AIM markets. Following this experience Mr Downey acted as General Counsel for a Canadian oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in Europe and Africa overseeing the dual listing on the TSX-V and AIM, the raising of £50 million and the subsequent takeover of the company by way of scheme of arrangement.

Mr Brendan Cummins

Technical Director

Mr Cummins has over 25 years of global experience in the minerals industry as both a mine and exploration Geologist. Mr Cummins graduated from The University of Western Australia with First Class Honours in Geology in 1993 and is a current member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG). Mr Cummins is a Competent Person across a broad range of commodities with the majority of his experience being in mineral exploration, resource discovery and definition, feasibility related studies, project evaluation and acquisition. During the early years of his career he had a strong focus on gold exploration but has since diversified working in base metals, bulk commodity and industrial minerals throughout Australia and locations overseas.

Mr Cummins has worked in junior companies to mid tiers and in joint ventures with the majors, gaining an excellent appreciation for the dynamics and requirements of working in both small and large team environments. More recently Mr Cummins has been heavily involved in project development activities including stakeholder and Heritage engagement, liaison with regulatory bodies overseeing environmental and other statutory approvals engaging with the EPA, DWER, DMIRS (environment and safety) and associated technical studies.

Mr Gino D’Anna


Mr D’Anna is a founding Director and Shareholder of the Company. Mr D’Anna has significant primary and secondary capital markets experience and has extensive experience in resource exploration, public company operations, administration and financial management.

Mr D’Anna has experience in Canadian Government and First Nations relations in the mining sector and has worked in numerous jurisdictions including Australia, Botswana, Namibia and Canada. In addition, Mr D’Anna has been involved in the exploration and development of many projects including new discoveries and the continued development of existing discoveries. Mr D’Anna is currently an executive director of MetalsTech Limited (ASX: MTC) which is developing the Sturec Gold Mine in Slovakia, and a director of Metals Australia Ltd (ASX: MLS) which is developing the high-grade open cut Lac Rainy Graphite Mine located in Quebebc, Canada. Mr D’Anna was also a founding shareholder and founding Executive Director of Atrum Coal Limited (ASX: ATU) which is developing the Elan Hard Coking Coal Project, located in Alberta, Canada.

Mr Paul Fromson

CFO / Company Secretary

Mr Fromson, B.Com, CPA, AICD, is a finance professional who has more than 30 years industry experience, including over 23 years with ASX listed resource companies. He has held a variety of senior positions including Company Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and Director in exploration and mining companies.

Mr Fromson’s resources experience extends over a number of commodities and he has worked on multinational joint ventures such as the Boddington Gold Mine and Worsley Alumina Projects through to a significant gold producer and a variety of exploration companies on projects within Australia and overseas.

Mr Fromson brings extensive experience in corporate matters, ASX listing rules and all forms of capital raising.

He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Certified Practising Accountant and a Licensed Tax Agent. Mr. Fromson holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Western Australia.