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Board & Management

Board & Management

Bill Oliver

BILL OLIVER

Non-Executive Director and Chairman Celsius Resources Limited (ASX:CLA)

BSc (Hons), GDipAppFin (FINSA), MAIG, MAusIMM

Mr. Oliver has 14 years’ experience in the international resources industry working for both major and junior companies. He has led large scale resource definition projects for Rio Tinto and previously worked in near mine exploration/resource definition roles for Harmony Gold, Bellamel Mining and BC Iron.

More recently Mr. Oliver was the Managing Director of Signature Metals Ltd responsible from taking the Konongo Gold Project into production within two years of acquisition and growing the company from a market cap of A$6M to a transaction where it was valued at over A$50M.

He has wide-ranging exploration experience including expertise in near-mine exploration/resource extension and resource definition as well as significant experience in the technical and economic evaluation of resources projects. He holds an honours degree in Geology from the University of Western Australia as well as a post-graduate diploma in finance and investment from FINSIA.

Mr. Oliver was appointed to the position of director on 23 December 2010.

 

Brendan Borg

BRENDAN BORG

Managing Director

BSc, MSc, MAusIMM

Mr. Borg is a highly respected consultant geologist who has specialised in the “battery materials” sector including lithium, graphite and cobalt mineralisation, participating in numerous successful projects, in an investment and/or operational capacity. Mr. Borg has played a key role in the selection of the Opuwo Cobalt Project and exploration conducted by Celsius to date.

Mr. Borg has 20 years’ experience gained working in management, operational and project development roles in the Exploration and Mining industries, with companies including Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Magnis Resources Limited, IronClad Mining Limited, Lithex Resources Limited and Sibelco Australia Limited. Brendan is a Director of geological consultancy Borg Geoscience Pty Ltd, and of a new energy minerals marketing firm, Minemark Pty Ltd.

 

Ranko Matic

RANKO MATIC

Non-Executive Director of Celsius Resources Limited (ASX:CLA)
Non-Executive Director of East Energy Resources Ltd (ASX: EER)
Non-Executive Director of Argosy Minerals Ltd (ASX:AGY)
Non-Executive Director of Antilles Oil and Gas NL (ASX:AVD)

B.Bus, CA

Mr. Matic has over 20 years experience in the areas of financial and executive management, accounting, audit, business and corporate advisory.  Mr. Matic has considerable experience in a range of industries with particular exposure to public listed companies and large private enterprises.

He is a Director of a Chartered Accounting firm and a Corporate Advisory company based in Perth, Western Australia and has specialist expertise and exposure in the areas of audit, corporate services, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and valuations.

Through these positions Mr. Matic has been involved in an advisory capacity in over 40 initial public offerings on the ASX in the last 10 years, as well as several recapitalisations of public listed companies.

 

PINE VAN WYK

Non-Executive Director

NHD Met. Eng., B.Com, MBA

Mr van Wyk is a Metallurgical Engineer by profession, with extensive experience in the mining industry, particularly in developing and operating mines in Namibia. He holds commercial qualifications (B.Com and MBA), with a focus on project management.

He spent eight years at Rössing Uranium, where his roles included Superintendent Acid Plant and Metallurgical Services, Superintendent Strategic Projects and Engineering Manager.

In 2005, he joined Paladin Energy Ltd at their Langer Heinrich Uranium project as Operations Manager, taking the project from feasibility to full production.

In 2008, he joined Gecko Namibia as Director Projects and in 2014 became Managing Director of the Gecko Namibia group of companies.

 

MELANIE ROSS

Company Secretary

BCom, CA

Ms Ross is an accounting and corporate governance professional with over 18 years’ experience in financial accounting and analysis, audit, business and corporate advisory services in public practice, commerce and state government. She has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.

Ms Ross has been a consultant to Celsius for a number of years and has also acted as Assistant Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer for various ASX listed companies, as well as filling senior financial roles in the private and public sector. She is currently a Director of a corporate advisory company based in Perth that provides corporate and other advisory services to public listed companies.

EDWARD LEGG

Project Development Manager

BSc (Mining Engineering), MBA, Professional Engineer (ECSA), Fellow – SAIMM

Edward has 20 years’ experience, developing and managing mining projects in Southern Africa, more specifically in South Africa, Zambia, and the DRC. Edward spent the first 14 years of his career in large South African corporations focused on deep level gold mining followed by a short time in Anglogold/Anglo Platinum in both executive and technical roles. Thereafter he moved into developing smaller projects for both base metals and industrial minerals in Southern Africa.

He was the Operations Director of Metorex Ltd up to 2008 where he oversaw the expansion of operations in Zambia and developed the Ruashi Copper Cobalt Mine in the DRC, after which he joined the Vale/ARM JV to develop the Lubambe Copper Mine in Zambia. Since 2014, Edward has provided a specialist consulting service to various developing mineral projects and mines in Southern Africa.