Board of Directors

JOHANN JACOBS

Executive Chairman
B.Acc., MBL.

Johann has over 35 years’ experience in the resources industry in Australia, South Africa and Indonesia. He is also non-executive director of ASX listed Magnis Resources Ltd (ASX: MNS) (formerly Uranex Limited).

CHRIS ELLIS

Executive Director
BSc Hons

Chris has over 35 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industry in Australia and overseas. He was a founding member and Executive Director of coal mining company Excel Coal Limited, which became Australia’s largest independent coal mining company before being acquired by Peabody Energy Inc. in October 2006. Chris commenced his career in the UK coal industry, followed by positions within Shell’s exploration group in Southern Africa and CRAE in Western Australia. He has also held senior positions for BP Coal (London and USA), Agipcoal Australia and for the Stratford Joint Venture. Chris has core skills in geology, mining engineering and minerals processing, mainly in the coal industry with some experience in tungsten, gold, base metals and diamonds. He has had overall responsibility for the design and engineering of four new mines during his career with Excel. Chris is a
Non-Executive Director of Ausquest Limited (ASX: AQD).

ALLAN DAVIES

Independent Non-Executive Director
BE (Mining), GAICD

Allan is a mining engineer and has over 40 years’ experience in the Australian and international coal and metalliferous mining industries. He is a registered mine manager in Australia and South Africa. Allan was a founding Director of Excel Coal Limited and as Executive Director – Operations for Excel Coal Limited, Allan had direct responsibility for operations and construction projects. From 2000 until early 2006, Allan worked for Patrick Corporation as Director, Operations. In addition, he was an Executive Director of Whitehaven Coal from February 2009 until November 2012 and a Non-Executive Director of QR Limited and QR National Limited (now called Aurizon Ltd) from October 2008 until December 2011. Previously a Non-Executive Director of Qube Holdings, he was appointed Chairman in June 2017 (ASX: QUB).