Board of Directors
David Sanders - Non-Executive Chairman
Mr David Sanders was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman on 6th June 2017. Mr Sanders is a Principal of the West Australian based corporate and commercial legal firm Bennett & Co. Mr Sanders has more than 20 years’ experience advising numerous entities, including ASX-listed and private companies on capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules compliance and corporate governance, as well as commercial transactions across a range of industries and jurisdictions. In addition to his legal qualifications, Mr Sanders holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia. Mr Sanders is a highly experienced company director and is currently the Chairman of Murlpirrmarra Connection Limited, and a non-executive director of Marenica Energy Ltd, Quickflix Limited, Tungsten Mining NL and International Raw Materials Pty Ltd.
Jason Brewer - Managing Director
Mr Jason Brewer has been appointed as Managing Director effective from 19th February 2018. Prior to being appointed Managing Director, Mr Brewer was a non-executive director of Force (appointed 6th June 2017). Mr Brewer has 18 years in mining, equity investment, corporate and project financing, capital raising, investment advising and evaluation of resource companies. Mr Brewer is a qualified mining engineer with a Master’s degree, with honours, from the Royal School of Mines, London. Mr Brewer has experience in a variety of commodities having worked in underground and open-cast mining operations in the UK, Australia, Canada and South Africa. In addition, Mr Brewer has worked for a number of major global investment banks including Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, NM Rothschild & Sons (Australia) Limited and Investec Bank (Australia) Limited in London, Sydney and Perth where he had responsibility for structuring and arranging corporate and project financing facilities for mining companies operating in Asia and Africa. Mr Brewer is currently a non-executive director of Cape Lambert Resources Ltd.
Gedeon Pelesa - Non-Executive Director
Mr Makonga Ngoy "Gedeon" Pelesa to the Board as a non-executive director and the Company's in-country representative on 17th October 2017. Mr Pelesa is a mining engineer (M.Eng (Mining) Lumbumbashi University), with over 10 years’ experience in mineral exploration projects including senior roles as Logistics Manager and Site Manager for Xstrata and Glencore in the Republic of Congo. Mr Pelesa is currently Country Director for ASX-listed and DRC gold focused company Vector Resources Limited.
Michael Fry - CFO & Company Secretary
Mr Fry, a highly-experienced finance and company executive, has worked in a broad range of industry sectors. Mr Fry has a strong background in accounting and corporate advice having worked with KPMG (Perth), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Melbourne) and boutique corporate advisory practice Troika Securities Ltd (Perth). For almost 10 years Mr Fry was the Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director at Swick Mining Services Limited, a publicly listed drilling services provider contracting to the mining industry in Australia and North America. Mr Fry is a Non-Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Cougar Metals NL, and he is Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of Globe Metals & Mining Limited.