Directors & Management
B.Sc (Hons) PhD, Grad Dip Fin, MASEG, MAICDs
Dr Tom Whiting has spent more than 30 years in the minerals exploration industry both as a geophysicist and an exploration manager. From 2000 to 2004 he was Vice President of Minerals Exploration for BHP Billiton. During his career with BHP Billiton he was associated with a number of discoveries, in particular the Cannington Pb/Zn/Ag mine in Queensland, the world’s largest producer of silver and lead. He is Chairman of Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Center and has held directorships on boards of a number of ASX listed junior exploration companies.
(BA(Acc), Law Society Certificate in Law)
Simon O'Loughlin is the founder of O'Loughlins Lawyers, an Adelaide based, specialist commercial law firm. He has extensive experience in the corporate and commercial law fields while practising in Sydney and Adelaide, and also holds accounting qualifications.
Mr O'Loughlin has extensive experience and involvement with companies in the small industrial and resources sectors. He has also been involved in the listing and backdoor listing of numerous companies on the ASX. He is a former Chairman of the Taxation Institute of Australia (SA Division) and Save the Children Fund (SA Division). He has extensive knowledge of and experience in the equity capital markets and the ASX and ASIC rules and regulations. He has held many non-executive directorships on ASX listed companies over the last 20 years.
Mr O'Loughlin is currently a director of; BOD Australia Ltd, Chesser Resources Ltd and Petratherm Ltd.
(B.Sc, MAIG, Gcert AppFin)
Mr Taylor is a resource executive with over 25 years’ experience in geology, management at CEO and Board levels and in the finance sector. He has had a diversified career as a resources professional providing services to resource companies and financial corporations at both a technical and corporate level. His experience spans a range of commodities including gold, fertilisers (phosphate and potash), base metals, nickel, uranium and coal. Whilst his experience includes Australia, a majority of his projects have been in international countries including Brazil, Mali, Turkey, Uganda, Tanzania, China, UK and North America. He also advises companies at the corporate level on capital management, acquisitions, promotion and opportunities to add shareholder value. He is the Managing Director of Oklo Resources and a Non-Executive Director of Chesser Resources. Simon is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and a graduate of Sydney University.
Melanie graduated from Swinburne University in 1997, became a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and since February 2000 has been the principal of chartered accounting firm, Leydin Freyer. Her practice provides outsourced company secretarial and accounting services to ASX listed companies in various industry sectors. This involves preparation of statutory financial statements, annual reports, half-year reports, stock exchange announcements and quarterly ASX reporting, company secretarial duties, co-ordination of capital raising, initial public offerings and other statutory requirements. Melanie has 25 years’ experience in the accounting profession and 15 years’ experience in Company Secretarial services.