Our Company

Board and Management

Mr. Alex Passmore

- B.SC (HONS) GRADDIPAPPFIN GAICD
Chief Executive Officer

Mr Alex Passmore is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is a qualified geologist with extensive corporate experience. Mr Passmore holds a Bachelor of Science with first class honours in Geology from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia. Following early work as a geologist with WMC Ltd, Mr Passmore has spent much of his career in the finance industry focussed on the resources sector. Mr Passmore’s past positions have included Head of Research at Patersons Securities Ltd (now Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Limited) and Executive Director, Institutional Banking & Markets Division at Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd.

Mr Passmore is an experienced corporate executive and company director with recent appointments including Managing Director of Rox Resources Ltd, Chairman of Cannon Resources Ltd, Managing Director of Cockatoo Iron NL, Non-Executive Director of Aspire Mining Ltd, Non-Executive (and Executive) Director of Equator Resources Ltd / Cobalt One Ltd which merged with TSX-listed First Cobalt Corp) and CEO of Draig Resources Ltd (now Bellevue Gold Ltd).

Mr Passmore is currently a director of the following listed entities: Pearl Gull Iron Ltd and Blencowe Resources Ltd (London-listed).

Mr Rick Crabb

- B JURIS (HONS) LLB MBA FAICD
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Crabb has been involved over the last 30 years as a director and strategic shareholder in many public companies operating in Australia, Asia and Africa (including Mali and Burkina Faso). For over 20 years he was chairman of ASX/TSX listed uranium miner Paladin Energy Ltd which built 2 uranium mines (in Namibia and Malawi) and at various times had advanced projects in Australia, Niger and Canada.

Mr Crabb has a legal background with experience centred on mining, corporate and commercial law. Over a career spanning from 1980 to 2004 as a solicitor, Mr Crabb was partner of Robinson Cox (now Clayton Utz) and Blakiston & Crabb (now Gilbert and Tobin), advising on numerous resource development projects in Australia, Asia and Africa for clients including Australian, Canadian, European and Japanese based multinationals, as well as Perth based entrepreneurial companies operating in Australia and overseas. In 2001 he led a team of international lawyers on a World Bank project to rewrite the mining and related environmental and fiscal laws of Ghana which successfully saw a renewal of Ghana’s mining industry.

Mr Crabb has been a WA Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). He was awarded the AICD Gold Medal in 2021 for services to the business community and AICD. He holds degrees of Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Honours), Bachelor of Laws and Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.

Mr Crabb is currently a director of the following listed entities: Eagle Mountain Mining Limited and Leo Lithium Limited.

Mr Malcolm Randall ​

- DIP APPLIED CHEM, MAICD
Non-Executive Director

Mr Randall holds a Bachelor of Applied Chemistry Degree and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has extensive experience in corporate, management and marketing in the resource sector, including more than 25 years with the Rio Tinto group of companies.

His experience extends over a broad range of commodities including iron ore, diamonds, base metals, coal, uranium, and industrial minerals both in Australia and internationally.

Mr Randall is currently a director of the following listed entities: Argosy Minerals Limited and Hastings Technology Metals Limited.

Mr Frank DeMarte

- B.BUS FCIS FAICD
Director & Company Secretary

Mr DeMarte is an experience mining executive with over 39 years of experience working with natural resources companies in Australia. His experience has covered a diverse range of commodities including gold, base metals, iron ore, uranium and diamonds. Mr DeMarte has held executive positions with a number of listed mining and exploration companies and is currently an Executive Director, Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Mr DeMarte has extensive experience in areas of corporate management, governance, financial management and secretarial practice. Mr DeMarte holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.