Mr Pat Avery
– Executive Chairman –
Patrick Avery has over 30 years of experience working in the industries of fertilizer, mining, specialtychemicals, petroleum, and construction/project management.
In the fertilizer industry, he workedfor 11 years with JR Simplot, one of the largest privately held food and agribusiness companies in the USA, where he held senior positions across all key business units such as mining, manufacturing,supply chain, wholesale sales and energy management, managing over 1500 employees, three mines(two phosphate and one silica), and five major manufacturing facilities, and severalwarehouse/distribution locations, making dozens of products from chemical fertilizers, to specialtychemicals for lawns, gardens, and golf courses, industrial products, resins, and water treatment andMr Avery was also president of Intrepid Potash, where he led all aspects of mining, manufacturing,logistics and sales. He has lead several junior fertilizer companies through all key phases of growth,and is currently Principal and Owner of LDR Solution LLC, a consulting firm for major mining,chemical, fertilizer, project management and private equity companies.
Mr Avery has served on several business and not-for-profit boards.
Mr Adrian Byass
– Non-Executive Director –
Adrian Byass has nearly 20 years of experience in the mining and minerals industry. This experience has principally been gained through mining, resource estimation, and mine development and exploration roles for several gold, base metals and speciality metal mining and exploration companies worldwide. Adrian has also gained experience in corporate finance and financial modelling during his employment with publicly listed mining companies. Adrian is Managing Director of Plymouth Minerals Ltd, an Executive Director of Ironbark Zinc Limited, and a non-executive director of Corazon Mining Limited.
Adrian has a Bachelor of Science in Geology (Honours) and a Bachelor of Economics.
Mr James Chisholm
– Non-Executive Director –
James Chisholm is a qualified engineer, having worked in the engineering, oil, gas and mining sectors for the past 28 years.
James has worked on various resource construction and maintenance projects around Australia, covering coal, iron ore, gold, copper and agricultural-related mining and processing. He also has experience in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the heavy industry and resources sectors. James was involved with Doyles Creek Mining Pty Ltd and worked to float the company through Nucoal Resources NL (ASX: NCR). He then co-founded TheChairmen1 Pty Ltd which later sold its assets to Guildford Coal Ltd (ASX: GUF) becoming its largest shareholder.
He is a Non-Executive Director of Ebony Coal Limited, Non-Executive Director of Atrum Coal NL. James holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration.