Board

James Wallbank

Chairman
James Wallbank

Mr Wallbank is currently the Managing Partner of Ibaera Capital. He has led Ibaera since the formation of the fund in 2013. He was the former Manager of Business Development for Fortescue Metals Group, responsible for the acquisition of new non-iron investments in Australia and internationally. Prior to joining FMG, Mr Wallbank was Manager of Iron Ore for WorleyParsons, one of the largest project delivery businesses with over 30,000 staff. Mr Wallbank has a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons), from the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Jon Hronsky

Non-Executive Director
Jon Hronsky

Dr Hronsky has more than 35 years’ experience in the mining and exploration industry, with specialist expertise in exploration targeting and the strategic management of mineral exploration. He is currently a Principal of Western Mining Services (WMS), a consultancy group, based in Perth and Denver, that provides strategic-level services to a wide range of groups (from juniors to majors) across the global mineral exploration industry.

Dr Hronsky is an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Exploration Targeting at the University of WA, and current Chair of the Australian Geoscience Council. Dr Hronsky is a Director of ASX mining companies, Encounter Resources and Cassini Resources, and a partner in PE fund Ibaera Capital. In January 2019, he was awarded the Order of Australia medal for services to the mining industry.

Peter Stuntz

Non-Executive Director
Peter Stuntz

Mr Stuntz has extensive investment, corporate advisory and financing experience gained through more than 30 years’ experience in the natural resources sector. This includes involvement with several successful start-up companies in the Asian resource sector and as a Senior Portfolio Manager with a major financial institution.

Mr Stuntz is a Fellow of the AusIMM and FINSIA and a Member of the Society of Mining Engineers; he holds Bachelor degrees in Science (Geology), Engineering (Mining with Honours) and has a Masters of Geoscience (Mineral Economics) and a Graduate Diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Dennis Wilkins

Company Secretary
Dennis Wilkins

Mr Wilkins is the founder and principal of DWCorporate Pty Ltd, a privately held corporate advisory firm servicing the natural resources industry.

Since 1994 Mr Wilkins has been a director of, and involved in the executive management of, several publicly listed resource companies with operations in Australia, PNG, Scandinavia and Africa. From 1995 to 2001 he was the Finance Director of Lynas Corporation Ltd during the period when the Mt Weld Rare Earths project was acquired by the group. He was also founding director and advisor to Atlas Iron Limited at the time of Atlas’ initial public offering in 2006.

Since July 2001 Mr Wilkins has been running DWCorporate Pty Ltd where he advises on the formation of, and capital raising for, emerging companies in the Australian resources sector.

He is currently non-executive director of Australian listed company Key Petroleum Limited (since 5 July 2006) and an alternate director of Middle Island Resources Limited (since 1 May 2010).