Zeffron is a geologist with over 20 years of experience in the resources sector working on resource projects from greenfields exploration, discovery, definition and feasibility, construction, production to closure.

Zeffron was most recently Managing Director of ASX listed Kopore Metals Limited (Previously Metallum Ltd) which had a number of development and operational projects in Chile. He has also held senior management positions with Cleveland Mining Ltd and Ashburton Minerals Ltd, developing projects in Brazil.

Zeffron has a Bachelor of Applied Geology (Honours), a Masters of Business Administration from Curtin University and is a member of the Australia Institute of Geoscientists.


John is currently the Chairman of Tesoro Limited and was previously a director of ASX listed XTD Limited.

John is a Partner at Azure Capital Limited and has over 15 years of experience in corporate advisory, focusing mainly on equity financing transactions across a range of industries including mining, technology, general industrials, biotech and infrastructure. He has advised local and international clients on transactions ranging from private capital raisings for early stage companies through to strategic and transformational capital raisings for established businesses.

Ms Young’s background includes more than 20 years’ experience across a range of sectors, including technical engineering, project evaluation, strategy, business development, growth, marketing, commercial, client management, governance and human resources.

Prior to this, she held senior growth and business development executive roles with leading professional services firms PwC and EY.

Ms Young is Non-Executive Chair of ChemX Materials Ltd, Non-Executive Director of Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT), and sits on the boards of Wesley College WA and the Energy Club of WA. Ms Young was a Non-Executive Director of Primero Group Limited which was acquired by NRW Holdings for A$100m.

She holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) Hons from the University of Queensland, a Post Grad Dip Ed from the University of Western Australia, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Mr Putland has more than 30 years’ experience in mining operations, joint ventures and corporate management in Australia, Africa and the Americas, over a wide range of commodities.

Mr Putland is principal of LJ Putland & Associates, a private mining consultancy company which was founded in 2002, providing advisory and consultancy services in mining project and company evaluation and due diligence appraisals with a focus on corporate growth. During this period, he was Managing Director of a privately-owned exploration company with joint venture interests in Africa.

Prior to this, he held corporate and senior management roles in IAMGOLD, AurionGold, Delta Gold and Pancontinental Mining. He is a Member of AusIMM and a Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Putland is a Non-Executive Director of Breaker Resources Limited (ASX:BRB) and WA Kaolin Limited (ASX: WAK). Previously, he was Non-Executive Director of Pacific Energy Limited which was acquired by the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) for A$422m for its global infrastructure fund.

He holds degrees in Mining Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering, Western Australian School of Mines) and a Masters in Science (Mineral Economics, Western Australian School of Mines).

Geoff is a geologist with over 25 years of international resource sector experience as a geologist, project manager and fund manager. Previously he worked in Private Equity (AUM USD800 million) and as a Director of Societe General’s Mining Finance Team in New York. Operational roles include Project Manager, Senior Mine Geologist and Mine Geologist for Ivanhoe Mines, Lion Ore International and Western Mining Corporation. Geoff holds a Bachelors degree in Geology, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

Shannon is a qualified lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in corporate law and compliance.

She is currently non-executive director of ASX listed companies Vmoto Limited and Kapore Metals Limited and company secretary to a number of public unlisted and listed companies.

She has significant experience in a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including strategy, remuneration, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets, risk management and compliance, regulation and corporate governance, both in Australia and internationally. Shannon is a qualified lawyer, Chartered Secretary and graduate of the AICD’s Company Directors course.

She is a past recipient of the West Australian Women in Mining scholarship and was selected for the AICD Chairman’s Mentoring Program.

Administrative, management and development professional with experience in Chile.

He has worked on numerous resource projects from greenfields exploration, discovery, production, closure, retreatment and tailings reclamation. Part of the development team with Fortescue Metals Group during development of its Pilbara mining operations, he has 10 years of resource sector experience.

Sergio has represented numerous foreign companies investing into resource projects in Chile and was Commercial Manager of Metallum Chile Ltd. where he was involved in the acquisition and development of their operation in Chile. Prior to this he was General Manager of Acorn Mining Chile Ltd and Country Manager for Cleveland Mining Chile Ltd.

Sergio has a Business Management degree from Universidad del Desarrollo and is a member of the civil police and a military reserve officer.

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