Michael Brown Non-Executive Director Read profile

Michael Brown has significant international mining experience working with multinational mining operators. He has a unique skill set in executing construction projects, strategic business development and health, safety and environmental control.

 

Prior to joining Pala, Michael was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of De Beers Consolidated Mines where he was responsible to the board for all operations in South Africa; including production at five separate mines; planning and execution of construction projects; strategic business development and health; and safety and environmental control. He is currently Managing Director, Technical and Operations Team at Pala Investments and a Director of Sierra Rutile Ltd.

 

Michael is a registered Professional Engineer (Pr. Eng) with the South African Council of Professional Engineers and a member of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Evgenij Iorich Director Read profile

Mr. Iorich is a Vice President at Pala Investments, a multi-strategy investment company dedicated to investing in, and creating value across the mining sector in both developed and emerging markets. Mr. Iorich has been with Pala Investments since 2006 and his investment experience at Pala includes oil and gas, base metal and bulk commodity investments, and his commodity experience extends across a broad range of bulk commodities, precious and base metals. Prior to joining Pala, Mr. Iorich was a financial manager at Mechel, the Russian metals and mining company, where his responsibilities included all aspects of budgeting, forecasting and financial modeling. Mr. Iorich is currently a Director of Serinus Energy and Peninsula Energy Limited (a public corporation which trades on the ASX).

 

Mr. Iorich graduated from the University of Zurich with a Masters of Arts degree.

Robin Widdup Non-Executive Director Read profile

 

Managing Director of Lion Manager Pty Ltd a role which he has held since founding Lion Selection Group in 1997.  Prior to Lion Robin worked for Australian stockbroker JB Were & Son as a mining analyst.

 

A geologist with 40 years of international mining and business experience.  He currently serves as a director of Lion Selection Group and One Asia Resources.

James Askew Chairman Read profile

Jim Askew is a mining engineer with over 35 years of international mining and business experience, leading numerous mining service and mining companies.


He has served as Director, President and Chairman of International Mining and Finance Corporation (IMF) since January 1997, also as Managing and Chief Executive Officer.


Jim currently serves as a director of Evolution Mining Ltd., OceanaGold Corporation, Nevada Copper, and Syrah Resources. He founded Golden Shamrock Mines, James Askew & Associates (Australian Mining Consultants - AMC) and co-founded Ausdrill.

Chris Castle Non-Executive Director Read profile

 

Chris Castle is a chartered accountant with more than 38 year’s experience in the investment and corporate finance sectors.

 

His mining and mineral exploration background includes projects with Amoil NZ, Kanieri Gold Dredging and Australian Anglo-American. His investment sector experience includes Brierley Investments and Regina Confections/Charter Corporation Group.

 

Chris is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of both Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited and associated company Aorere Resources Limited. Both are NZX listed.  He is also a Director of ASX listed King Solomon Mines and Fiji based oil and gas explorer Akura Limited

Martyn Buttenshaw Non-Executive Director Read profile

 

 Mr. Buttenshaw is a Vice President with Pala Investments Limited, a substantial shareholder of AMR. He has been involved in a number of Pala’s largest investments and has substantial experience working with mining companies on strategy, business growth and mergers and acquisitions.

 

Previously, Mr. Buttenshaw has held senior positions with Anglo American and Rio Tinto. He holds an MBA with distinction from the London Business School and a MEng in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London. Mr. Buttenshaw is currently a director of Melior Resources.

Michael Brown Non-Executive Director Read profile

Michael Brown has significant international mining experience working with multinational mining operators. He has a unique skill set in executing construction projects, strategic business development and health, safety and environmental control.

 

Prior to joining Pala, Michael was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of De Beers Consolidated Mines where he was responsible to the board for all operations in South Africa; including production at five separate mines; planning and execution of construction projects; strategic business development and health; and safety and environmental control. He is currently Managing Director, Technical and Operations Team at Pala Investments and a Director of Sierra Rutile Ltd.

 

Michael is a registered Professional Engineer (Pr. Eng) with the South African Council of Professional Engineers and a member of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

James Askew Chairman Read profile

Jim Askew is a mining engineer with over 35 years of international mining and business experience, leading numerous mining service and mining companies.


He has served as Director, President and Chairman of International Mining and Finance Corporation (IMF) since January 1997, also as Managing and Chief Executive Officer.


Jim currently serves as a director of Evolution Mining Ltd., OceanaGold Corporation, Nevada Copper, and Syrah Resources. He founded Golden Shamrock Mines, James Askew & Associates (Australian Mining Consultants - AMC) and co-founded Ausdrill.

Evgenij Iorich Director Read profile

Mr. Iorich is a Vice President at Pala Investments, a multi-strategy investment company dedicated to investing in, and creating value across the mining sector in both developed and emerging markets. Mr. Iorich has been with Pala Investments since 2006 and his investment experience at Pala includes oil and gas, base metal and bulk commodity investments, and his commodity experience extends across a broad range of bulk commodities, precious and base metals. Prior to joining Pala, Mr. Iorich was a financial manager at Mechel, the Russian metals and mining company, where his responsibilities included all aspects of budgeting, forecasting and financial modeling. Mr. Iorich is currently a Director of Serinus Energy and Peninsula Energy Limited (a public corporation which trades on the ASX).

 

Mr. Iorich graduated from the University of Zurich with a Masters of Arts degree.

Chris Castle Non-Executive Director Read profile

 

Chris Castle is a chartered accountant with more than 38 year’s experience in the investment and corporate finance sectors.

 

His mining and mineral exploration background includes projects with Amoil NZ, Kanieri Gold Dredging and Australian Anglo-American. His investment sector experience includes Brierley Investments and Regina Confections/Charter Corporation Group.

 

Chris is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of both Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited and associated company Aorere Resources Limited. Both are NZX listed.  He is also a Director of ASX listed King Solomon Mines and Fiji based oil and gas explorer Akura Limited

Robin Widdup Non-Executive Director Read profile

 

Managing Director of Lion Manager Pty Ltd a role which he has held since founding Lion Selection Group in 1997.  Prior to Lion Robin worked for Australian stockbroker JB Were & Son as a mining analyst.

 

A geologist with 40 years of international mining and business experience.  He currently serves as a director of Lion Selection Group and One Asia Resources.

Martyn Buttenshaw Non-Executive Director Read profile

 

 Mr. Buttenshaw is a Vice President with Pala Investments Limited, a substantial shareholder of AMR. He has been involved in a number of Pala’s largest investments and has substantial experience working with mining companies on strategy, business growth and mergers and acquisitions.

 

Previously, Mr. Buttenshaw has held senior positions with Anglo American and Rio Tinto. He holds an MBA with distinction from the London Business School and a MEng in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London. Mr. Buttenshaw is currently a director of Melior Resources.