Board & Management
Peter Cook BSc, MSc Min. Econ
Peter Cook is a geologist BSc (App Geol 1983), mineral economist (MSc Min Econ 1995 WASM) with over 35 years of experience in the field of exploration, project, operational and corporate management of resource companies. He is currently the Non-exec Chairman of Breaker Resources NL, Titan Minerals Ltd and Castile Resources Ltd. He was a joint founder of Metals X Limited and is a highly successful and accomplished Resource executive with a long history in executive management roles and more recently in various governance roles as the Chairman of the Board.
Over his distinguished career he has been recognised by industry, being awarded the GMJ Mining Executive of the Year in 2001, the Asia- Mining Executive of the Year in 2015 (Mines & Money), the Mining News CEO of the year in 2017 and received the Gavin Thomas Mining Award in 2019.
Managing Director and CEO
Jonathan Shellabear has over 30 years’ experience in the Australian and International mining industry having worked as a geologist, resource analyst, senior corporate executive and investment banker with NM Rothschild & Sons, Deutsche Bank and Resource Finance Corporation. He has extensive global relationships within the industry developed over his career and with extensive experience spanning across technical, commercial and financial disciplines.
Jonathan has held senior corporate roles in the industry with Dominion Mining Ltd (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer), Heron Resources Ltd (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer), Portman Limited (General Manager, Business Development) and more recently as Chief Financial Officer of Capricorn Metals Ltd.
Mr. Shellabear holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.
Brett Smith B.Chem Eng, MBA, M Res Methodology
Brett Smith has participated in the development of a number of mining and mineral processing projects including coal, iron ore, base and precious metals. He has also managed engineering and construction companies in Australia and internationally. Brett has served on the boards of private mining and exploration companies and has over 32 years’ international experience in the engineering, construction and mineral processing businesses. Brett is an executive director of Metals X Limited, executive director and deputy chairman of Hong Kong listed company APAC Resources Limited, executive director of Hong Kong listed company Dragon Mining Limited and a non-executive director of ASX listed companies Prodigy Gold NL and Tanami Gold NL.
Current ASX Listed Directorships
Prodigy Gold NL
Tanami Gold NL
Mr Corps Rod Corps has been involved in the finance industry for 30 years, having worked as a stockbroker for Porter Western Ltd (now Macquarie Group), and Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan in the United Kingdom. Mr Corps has been a director of Eternal Resources Ltd (taken over by Aziana Ltd – now Brainchip Holdings Ltd ASX:BRN) and Voyager Global Ltd – now Cycliq Group (ASX:CYQ). From 2013 to 2021 Rod was the corporate & investor relations manager for ASX listed Westgold Resources Ltd (ASX:WGXO). He is currently a non-executive director of Marketech Limited.
Mr Stewart Findlay
Mr Findlay has over 25 years of in-depth banking and financial markets experience in arranging project finance, senior secured debt and corporate finance facilities, equity investments, commodity hedging arrangements and providing corporate advice to a large number of resource companies, having previously held senior positions in the metals & mining divisions of Macquarie Bank and National Australia Bank. Mr Findlay is currently a non-executive director of ASX-listed West African Resources, and an executive director of unlisted Polyline Pipe Systems Ltd.
Ms Burgess is an accounting and company secretary professional with over 30 years’ experience. She graduated from University of WA with a Bachelor of Economics degree and is a member of CPA Australia (CPA). Ms Burgess currently holds Company Secretary positions with various Australian companies.