Our Board members bring outstanding industry credentials and access to a global finance network spanning multiple jurisdictions. Our Management has a proven successful track record in the discovery, financing and development of large-scale mineral deposits and world-class mining projects across Australia.
Our strong focus on shareholders value creation is achieved by deploying and promoting ethical and fair operational practices.
BSc (Geology and Geophysics)
George Sakalidis is a founding director and shareholder of the Company since its incorporation in 2006. Mr Sakalidis is an exploration geophysicist with over 30 years’ industry experience. He is a mining entrepreneur and director with a successful track record in developing early-stage natural resource projects and delivering substantial value to shareholders and stakeholders by bringing the projects to production. His career spans across variety of commodities, including gold, diamond, base metals and mineral sands. At Magnetic Resources, Mr. Sakalidis is responsible for discovery and development of the gold deposits, driving the engineering studies and relevant approvals processes, bringing the assets to production.
Prior to it, Mr Sakalidis has been involved in several significant mineral discoveries in Western Australia, including the Three Rivers and Rose gold deposits, the Blackmans gold deposit, the Dongara Mineral Sands Deposits, the Boonanarring, Gingin South, Hyperion Mineral Sands Deposits. Mr. Sakalidis was also involved with the tenement application for the recent Monty Copper discovery adjacent to the Degrussa Copper deposit. Mr. Sakalidis held a number of directroships in ASX Listed Companies such as Image Resources NL (July 2002- 29 May 2020), being responsible for discovery of mineral sands deposits project development all the way to production, and Meteoric Resources NL (February 2004 – November 2017). Mr Sakalidis is also a founding director of ASX listed companies Emu NL and Potash West NL.
Mr. Sakalidis holds the Honours Degree in Geology and Geophisics of University of Sydney.
Eric Lim is an international investment banker, who built his career in leading financial institutions in South East Asia. Mr. Lim brings to the board his extensive corporate financing and audit experience through a variety of engagements in different industries. Mr. Lim currently serves as Chairperson of UOB’s Group Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee, previously holding the position of Managing Director Head of Finance at UOB, one of South-East Asia’s largest banks. Prior to his role at UOB, Mr. Lim held the position of Head of Wholesale Banking Finance – South East Asia at Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to that, Mr. Lim held a variety of executive roles with OCBC Bank and General Electric Capital across the US and Asia Pacific, spanning his responsibilities throughout wholesale banking, consumer finance and corporate finance roles.
Mr. Lim holds MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Accounting from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.
Chan Hian Siang
Mr Chan is the founder, Executive Director and CEO of SP Chemicals Pte Ltd based in Singapore. Mr Chan is also an Executive Officer of SP Chemicals’ parent company, Asiawide Holdings Pte Ltd (AWH), and a few other companies within the parent group. From 1985 to 1987, Mr Chan was a Loans and Syndication Officer at Asian-American Merchant Bank Limited. In 1988, he joined AWH as a General Manager and was appointed as an Executive Director of AWH in 1990.
Mr Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts(Economics) degree from York University, Toronto, Canada and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Mr. Chan is also a council member of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Non-Executive Director & CFO
Mr Donovan has been the Company secretary since 2013 and brings in-depth experience in the areas of compliance, corporate governance, regulations and capital markets.
Mr Donovan is currently a Director and Company Secretary of several ASX listed and public unlisted companies involved in the resources and technology industries, including Helix Resources Ltd (HLX:AX), Legacy Iron Ore Ltd (LCY:AX), Westar Resources Ltd in Australia (WSR:AX), technology and media companies, SRJ Technologies Group PLC (SRJ: AX) and The Market Herald Ltd (TMH:AX). Mr. Donovan brings his extensive experience in listing rules compliance and corporate governance, having served as a Senior Adviser at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Perth for nearly 3 years, including as a member of the ASX JORC Committee.