Board of Directors

Mr Russell Krause
Executive Chairman

Mr Krause was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Company on 30 June 2013 and Executive Chairman on 14 November 2017. Mr Krause has over 25 years’ Executive Management and Director level experience in a range of corporate advisory, stockbroking, and investment banking roles with some of Australia’s leading financial services firms. Mr Krause also has extensive experience in the resources sector providing equity capital markets, capital raising and corporate advisory services to a range of ASX listed mining and energy companies. Mr Krause is currently a Director of Novus Capital Limited.
Mr Stephen Layton
Non-executive Director

Mr Layton has over 35 years’ experience in Equity Capital Markets in the UK and Australia. Starting as a Jobber (market maker) with BZW on the trading floor of the London Stock Exchange from 1980 to 1986, he became a Member of the London Stock Exchange in 1985. Since migrating to Australia in 1986 Mr Layton has worked with various stockbroking firms and/or AFSL regulated Corporate Advisory firms. Having raised capital for many ASX-listed companies, he has a depth of knowledge that only comes from a thorough immersion in the industry. Mr Layton has specialized in capital raising services and opportunities, corporate advisory, facilitation of ASX listings and assisting companies grow.

Mr Layton has held both Principal and Director roles in his advisory career and his professional associations include Master Practitioner Member of the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisors Association – MSAFAA.

Mr Layton is also currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed New Age Exploration Limited [ASX:NAE] and Mithril Resources Limited [ASX:MTH].
Oliver Kleinhempel
Non-executive Director

Mr Kleinhempel started his career at Outotec, a leading Minerals & Metals Processing Technology Company, where he spent several years in Europe, South America and Southeast Asia on various assignments. In the recent 8 years Mr Kleinhempel held various Executive Management positions in the project development, finance and commodity trading sector, with a regional focus on Asia-Pacific.

Mr Kleinhempel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the Cooperative State University Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany) and obtained a Master's Degree from the Mining Institute of the Clausthal University of Technology (Germany).

Mr Kleinhempel is also a Managing Director of CRONIMET Holding GmbH.
Yeo Zhui Pei
Non-executive Director

In 2012, Mr Yeo graduated with first class honours from the Imperial College London in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Since then, Mr Yeo has been working at a leading system integrator in the telecommunications industry in South-East Asia. Over the years, he has taken on executive, management and supervisory roles. This has allowed him to gain a wide range of experience from project planning to resource management to commercial negotiations. Mr Yeo is also a Director of a steel-product manufacturer.