Directors & Management

B.Sc (Hons) PhD, Grad Dip Fin, MASEG, MAICDs


Dr Whiting has spent more than 40 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. He has been a non-executive director of a number of ASX listed and unlisted companies in the mining exploration industry and has played a major role in the mining exploration research space via non-executive roles in CRC’s (Co-operative Research Centres).

Mr Fietz has over 30 years of technical and commercial experience in the mining industry including; exploration management, mineral resource estimation, study management (Scoping, Pre-Feasibility, and Feasibility Studies), project generation and assessment, governance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and strategic planning. He is a former Managing Director and NED of ASX and foreign listed exploration and resource development companies. He has previously worked in tin, iron ore, coking coal and gold exploration and development in Australia, the UK, North and South America, Africa and India.

(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.

Mr Watkins specialises in Company Secretarial and Accounting Services for ASX listed and unlisted public companies in the mining, biotech and industrial sectors. He is currently company secretary of various ASX-listed companies. He specialises ASX statutory reporting, ASX compliance, Corporate Governance and board and secretarial support.