Directors & Management

Mr Mark Freeman (Managing Director)

Mr Freeman is a Chartered Accountant and has more than 25 years’ experience in corporate finance and the resources industry with focus on oil and gas projects in North America. He has experience in strategic planning, business development, acquisitions and mergers, gas commercialisation, and project development general management. Prior and current experience with Calima Energy Ltd, Quest Petroleum NL, Golden Gate Petroleum Ltd, Mirabela Nickel Ltd, Exco Resources NL, Panoramic Resources Ltd and Matra Petroleum plc. In addition, Mr Freeman is a graduate of the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Banking & Finance and Accounting as well as holding a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance with a major in Investment Analysis from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Peter Wall (Chairman)

Peter is a lawyer with a wide range of experience in mergers and acquisitions, including takeovers and schemes of arrangement. He has advised on many successful IPOs and back door listings on the ASX. Peter also specialises in corporate reconstructions and recapitalisations of listed entities, acting as principal or adviser to the transaction. His other core areas of practice include energy and resources, capital markets, corporate and strategic advice, securities law, commercial law and contract law.

Peter graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1998 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance). He has also completed a Masters of Applied Finance and Investment with FINSIA (formerly the Securities Institute of Australia). Peter is a Partner at leading Australian law firm Steinepreis Paganin, as well as being a non-executive director of numerous ASX-listed companies.

Jeremy Read (Technical Director)

Jeremy Read is a seasoned mining executive who has worked on a range of precious and base metals projects in Australia, Africa, North America, India and Scandinavia;

He played critical roles in the discovery of the Kabanga North nickel deposit in Tanzania, the Cairn Hill magnetite-copper deposit in South Australia and the Boseto Copper deposit in Botswana.  He is skilled in developing new technical teams, the management of technical and specialist service groups, project generation activities, risk management and multi-commodity mineral exploration.

Since 2003 Jeremy has concentrated on developing junior mineral resource companies, creating and capturing value for shareholders.  He has been the Managing Director of four ASX-listed resource companies: Discovery Metals, Meridian Minerals, Avalon Minerals and MinQuest Limited.  Jeremy is a Member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (“AusIMM’”).

Matthew O’Kane (Director)

Matthew has over 20 years’ experience as a finance professional in Australia, Asia and the United States. He is currently the CFO of an ASX-listed mining company and has been CFO of a range of other ASX, TSX and HKEx-listed companies.

Matthew is a company director of a main board TSX listed business (TSX:AZZ). He is also a director of a private Australian mining company, owned by Deutsche Asset Management, which holds the Browns Oxide project in Batchelor in the Northern Territory. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Business and  a Master of Business Administration, and he is an accredited CPA (Aust.).


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