Mr. Hannigan was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Aston Resources Limited. During this period, he led the growth of Aston into one of Australia’s largest publicly listed resources companies. Aston raised approximately $2 billion in funding to acquire and develop the Maules Creek coal project through to first production. Aston merged with Whitehaven Coal Limited in a deal valued at over $5 billion.
Mr. Arima is a resource company executive with a strong history of identifying company-making resource projects. He was the founder and is a Director of Piedmont Lithium (ASX:PLL) and instrumental in identifying and securing the Piedmont Lithium Project. He has extensive experience in the formation and development of energy and resource projects in North America and Europe. He attended the University of Western Australia where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce whilst studying for a Bachelor of Engineering.
Mr Glovac holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance, Banking, Management and also holds a Diploma of Management. In 2013 Mr Glovac co-founded GTT Ventures Pty Ltd, a boutique corporate advisory firm, specialising in the resource and technology sector. GTT has funded numerous listed and private companies since its inception across multiple markets including Australia, USA and the United Kingdom. Previously he worked as an investment advisor for Bell Potter Securities Limited since 2003, focusing on high net-worth clients and corporate advisory services. Mr Glovac is currently Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Cirrus Networks Limited (ASX: CNW) and Robo 3D Limited (ASX: RBO). He was previously Managing Director of Force Commodities Limited (ASX: 4CE), Applabs Technologies Ltd (ASX: ALA) and Non-Executive Director of GB Energy Limited (ASX: GBX).
Mr Connelly has more than 27 years of experience in the mining industry, and has held senior executive positions with Newmont Mining Corporation and Inmet Mining Corporation. He is the former managing director and chief executive officer of Papillon Resources Limited, a Mali-based gold developer which merged with B2Gold Corp in a US$570 million deal. He was chief operating officer of Endeavour Mining Corporation following its merger with Adamus Resources, where he was managing director and CEO. Mr Connelly has extensive experience in financing, development, construction and operation of mining projects in a variety of commodities including gold, base metals and other resources in West Africa, Australia, North America and Europe.
Mr. Smith is currently Managing Partner and founder of Focus Capital Partners a Los Angeles and Sydney based venture advisory firm with a key focus on resources, infrastructure and industrial sectors with a bias to social impact investing. Mr. Smith was previously a Non-Executive Director of BBX Minerals Ltd (ASX:BBX) and a founding Partner and Director of Allos Environmental, Inc., a US based multi-state integrated waste management business. He was previously a Director at Blackwood Capital Ltd, a Sydney based Merchant Bank, and worked in wealth management at both Euroz Securities Limited (ASX:EZL) and Patersons Securities Limited. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Masters in Accounting and is formerly a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.