Board & Management
Mr Martin Buckingham
Non-Executive Chairman Celsius Resources Limited (ASX:CLA)
Mr Buckingham has over 40 years’ experience in resource industries and has been Director and held senior management positions with various mining companies in the UK and overseas.
Companies include Clogau Gold Mines plc, Atlas Consolidated Mining & Development Corp (Philippines) as EVP and CFO along with a Directorship of its wholly owned subsidiary Carmen Copper Corporation, Berong Nickel Corp, Electrum NL, Philippine Gold plc, Director and co-founder of Consort Research Limited, a metallurgical consultancy group based at the Royal School of Mines in London.
In 2007, he took a lead role in the consortium which successfully re-opened the Carmen Copper Mine in Cebu, Philippines, which is now the largest copper producer in the country, producing +40,000 tons of copper metal per year.
He retired from executive positions at Atlas group recently but remains a Director. Recently Martin was founder of Anleck Limited which set out to develop the Makilala project portfolio previously owned by Freeport-McMoRan.
Mr Blair Sergeant
Mr. Sergeant is an experienced mining executive, having been the former Founding Managing Director of Lemur Resources Limited, an ASX listed coal exploration and development company, as well as the former Finance Director of Coal of Africa Limited, who together with the MD, grew the company from a sub-$2m market capitalisation to over $1.5b at its peak. In the capacity of Finance Director, Mr Sergeant also oversaw the development and construction of two operating mines, one underground and one open pit, with total production capacity of over 8mtpa. During his career, Mr Sergeant has also held the position of Managing Director, Non- Executive Director and/or Company Secretary for numerous listed entities across a broad spectrum of industry.
Mr Sergeant graduated from Curtin University, Western Australia with a Bachelor of Business and subsequently, a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Administration. He is a Chartered Secretary, member of the Governance Institute of Australia, member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate of the Australian Certified Practising Accountants. Blair is currently a Non-Executive Director Rincon Resources Limited (ASX: RCR), Bowen Coking Coal Ltd (ASX: BCB) Ikwezi Mining Limited (ASX: IKW) and Vmoto Limited (ASX: VMT).
Non-Executive Director 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.
Ms Attilenore Austria
Non-Executive Director Celsius Resources Limited (ASX:CLA)
Ms Austria has worked with major Philippine public infrastructure, mining and hydropower projects for more than 10 years managing diverse teams of local and international experts to carry out studies leading to the development of plans and programs in compliance with national regulatory requirements and international standards.
She worked closely with environmental and engineering teams to ensure that social impacts are avoided or kept at the minimum while developing key project consultation and negotiation strategies to manage anticipated social, economic and cultural impacts essential to obtaining a social license to operate.
Prior to these, Ms. Austria has more than 10 years of development work with World Bank and EU funded integrated rural development programs all over the Philippines. She holds a PhD in Rural Development and has extensive working knowledge in stakeholder engagements, project risk management, project scheduling, community development, socio-cultural baseline studies, social impacts assessment, etc.
Mr Peter Hume
Country Operations Director – Philippines
Mr Hume has over 40 years’ of substantial and practical experience on major mining and construction development projects on lead roles throughout Australia and internationally.
This experience has greatly helped build his proven skills in general management, project management, operation management, construction management, dispute resolution, infrastructure and process design. He has carried out operational assignments in mining, materials handling, processing and infrastructure, where he was responsible for a range of roles from concept planning through to commissioning and operations. Within these capacities, he was also responsible for design management, development and implementation of quality, safety and maintenance management systems.
These assignments have been demonstrated when he worked with companies such as Porgera Joint Venture, Xstrata Copper, Xstrata Coal, Anglo Coal, Glencore, Newmont Mining Corporation, BMA Coal, Kaltim Prima Coal and Dyno Nobel among others. While working with these companies, he had the opportunity to mentor young and dynamic professionals which has been a key driver in his career, to ensure that knowledge, experience and core values gained through the years is passed on.
PINE VAN WYK
Country Operations Director – Namibia
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. During 2018, Mr van Wyk also became the CEO and Director of Namibia Critical Metals Inc.
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.