Meet the Team

Rex Turkington

Non-Executive Chairman

Rex is a highly experienced corporate advisor and economist who has worked extensively in the Australian financial services and stockbroking industry; specialising in the natural resources sector and participating in numerous initial public offerings and capital raises for ASX listed companies. Rex is currently Managing Director of South Pacific Securities, an advisory company offering corporate finance and investor relations advice to listed companies. He was previously Chairman of Key Petroleum (ASX:KEY) and Non-Executive Director of TNG Limited (ASX:TNG). Rex is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and an associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (AFINSIA).

Dr Caedmon Marriott

Managing Director

Caedmon has over 18 years experience in mineral exploration and equity capital markets. Caedmon was previously Managing Director of Western Australian gold and nickel explorer Aldoro Resources (ASX:ARN) and prior to that Managing Director of private exploration company Hanno Resources, responsible for establishing and managing the company’s frontier exploration strategy in Western Sahara. Prior to Hanno, Caedmon worked as a buy-side mining analyst at GLG Global Mining Fund, Och-Ziff Capital and JPMorgan Natural Resources Fund. He holds a PhD in Earth Sciences, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM) and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG).

Francesco Cannavo

Non-Executive Director

Frank is an experienced public company director and entrepreneur with significant business and investment experience across a number of industries, including mining and natural resources. He has a strong network of investors and industry contacts throughout the Asia-Pacific region and has extensive experience in capital raises, investments and initial public offerings. Frank has been instrumental in assisting several listed and unlisted companies achieve their growth strategies through the raising of capital and the acquisition of assets. Frank is currently a Non-Executive Director of Golden Mile Resources (ASX:G88), Lightning Minerals (ASX:L1M) and StemCell United (ASX:SCU).

Dr Benjamin Grguric

Technical Director

Ben has extensive experience in mineral exploration and scientific research, with direct involvement in a number of gold and nickel discoveries over the last 30 years. Ben is considered a leading expert on WA nickel sulphide exploration with over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Ben spent his early career with WMC Resources/BHP, in particular at the Mt Keith Nickel Operation, managing brownfield and greenfield nickel sulphide exploration in Western Australia. As Geoscience Manager – Australia for Norilsk Nickel, Ben was responsible for exploration strategy across their portfolio of WA nickel assets and directly involved in the discovery of the West Jordan Type 2 nickel sulphide deposit. Ben holds a PhD in Earth Sciences and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (FAIG) and the Society of Economic Geologists (FSEG).