Domenic Martino (Chairman)
Domenic is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a former Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Australia. He specializes in the corporate finance area, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and strategic opportunities.
Domenic has assisted many high profile companies in a diversified number of industries and is currently Chairman of Synergy Plus Limited (ASX: SNR) (formerly Computercorp Limited), a national ICT infrastructure solutions company; a Director of AIM listed Gladstone Pacific Nickel Ltd; Chairman of ORH Limited (ASX: ORH) a mining services company; Chairman of Australasian Resources Limited (ASX: ARH) currently developing a billion tonne iron ore resource in the Pilbara; and a Director of Clean Global Energy Ltd (ASX: CGV), an underground coal gasification company.
Domenic was a founding Director and former Chairman of coal bed methane companies Blue Energy Limited (formerly Energy Investments Limited) and Sydney Gas Limited which was acquired by AGL Energy Limited, one of Australia’s major integrated companies with a market capitalisation of approximately $6 billion.
Michael Pixley (Non-Executive Director)
Michael has worked as a merchant banker specialising in strategic corporate development, joint ventures and acquisitions. He has 20 years' experience in the Asian business sector, and has extensive networks and relationships that provide the Group with access to key personnel in the government, corporate and private business sectors particularly in Asia Pacific region.
Michael has been a Director of both listed and unlisted companies in Australia and the United States, being responsible for corporate compliance, banking negotiations and legal interface. In addition, in 1992 Mr Pixley joined a prominent Asian group with both listed and private companies having extensive business interested throughout Asia, United States of America and Australia. He was part of a management team which, over a period of 10 years, oversaw the development of industrial properties throughout China, developments in Australia and the expansion of industrial manufacturing plants in Asia.
Luke Martino (Non-Executive Director)
Luke has significant experience in the mining and resources industry, particularly in the Republic of Indonesia. Luke is a Director of the Indian Ocean Group Pty Ltd, as well as the Company Secretary for South East Asia Resources Limited (formerly Victory West Metals Limited) (ASX: SXI) and Blackgold International Holdings Limited (ASX: BGG). He is also a former Director of South Pacific Resources, a Canadian publicly listed company with mining projects in the Republic of Indonesia.
In addition, Luke is a Director of many private Companies, including WestZone Enterprises Pty Ltd, a development company that has completed a $100 million regional shopping centre.
Luke is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, having worked for over 20 years with major accounting firms, where he held senior leadership positions including Lead Partner of Deloitte’s Growth Solutions practice in Perth and membership of the Board of Deloitte Australia.
Mitch Jakeman (Non-Executive Director)
Mitch has worked in the Australian coal mining industry for over 40 years, the majority of which was spent with major global coal resources companies BHP, BP Coal, Shell Coal, Rio Tinto and Anglo Coal Australia.
Mitch has spent a significant part of his career managing large underground and open-cut coal mining operations and had until 2010 held the position of Head of Operations for Anglo Coal Australia where he was responsible for over 40Mtpa of thermal and coking coal production for domestic and export markets in Queensland and NSW. Since leaving Anglo Coal, Mitch has provided strategic and risk management advice to a number of private and listed companies in the resource sectors and was previously the Managing Director of Carabella Resources Limited from its initial public offering through to August 2011.
More recently, Mitch has been consulting with a range of overseas companies seeking to take opportunities with the downturn due to softer markets and the drop in equity values from the highs a few years ago and both Junior and Global mining companies seeking partners or funding.