Directors & Management

Mark Hohnen

Chairman

Mr Hohnen has been involved in the mineral business since the late 1970s and has had extensive international business experience in a wide range of industries including mining and exploration, property, investment, software and agriculture. He is an experienced director having held a number of directorships in both public and private companies.

Currently Mr. Hohnen is a Board member of Swakop Uranium, the owner of the Husab uranium project. Husab is the world’s second largest uranium operation in terms of production with construction of a 15 mlbs uranium per annum mine and treatment plant nearing completion.

Mr. Hohnen was founding Executive Chairman of Kalahari Minerals Plc, a company founded in 2005 to explore for uranium and base metals in Namibia. Kalahari (KAH) was listed on AIM in March 2006 with a market capitalisation of Stg£15 million. In 2011, Kalahari Minerals Plc was valued at Stg£750 million and was ultimately the subject of a corporate transaction in 2012 valued at $US2.2 billion.

Evan Cranston

Corporate Director

Mr Cranston is a corporate lawyer with experience in publicly listed entities including capital raisings, initial public offerings and liaison with market analysts and potential investors. He has a detailed knowledge of Corporate Governance, the Australian Securities Exchange’s Listing Rules and the Corporations Act. Mr Cranston is also currently Executive Director of Attila Resources Ltd (ASX: AYA), Non-Executive Director of Cradle Resources Limited (ASX:CXX) and Non-Executive Director of Carbine Resources Limited (ASX:CRB).

 

Marat Abzalov

Executive Director

Dr Abzalov has managed and consulted to a wide range of mining projects including government run projects, technical reviews and detailed studies from scoping to bankable feasibility. He has a solid expertise in all aspects of ore body knowledge with an emphasis on geostatistical resource estimation, samples quality assurance / control and geological / mathematical 3D modelling. His exploration experience includes management and technical support to exploration activities in both brownfields and greenfields projects. In brownfields exploration, using advance 3D visualisation of geological data and applying new 3D modelling and visualisation methodologies, Dr Abzalov built a predictive exploration model of the Olympic Dam deposit which led to the discovery of significant new resources in 2003.

He also built a predictive exploration model of Cliff’s Ni-S brownfields project in Western Australia which led to the discovery of a high grade zone turning the deposit to an economically viable mining project. In greenfields exploration, he has managed the search programs for deep or covered deposits using innovative targeting tools, including specialised geochemical datasets and applying quality 3D geological interpretation and visualisation. His geological analysis and exploration targeting has led to the generation of highly prospective exploration projects in Far East Russia, the Stans and Eastern Europe.

 

Grant Davey

Executive Director

Grant is a mining engineer with over 20 years of senior management and operational experience in the construction and operation of gold, platinum and coal mines in Africa, Australia, South America and Russia. More recently, he has been involved in venture capital investments in several exploration and mining projects and he has been instrumental in developing the Panda Hill niobium opportunity.

Grant’s uranium experience is associated with mining uranium as a byproduct from the deep level gold mines in South Africa. Grant was responsible for the Vaal Reefs South Uranium plant between 2005 and 2008 when it produced up to 6 million pounds of uranium per year and was one of the largest uranium producers in the southern hemisphere at the time.

 

Peter Williams

Non Executive Director

Mr Williams was formerly Chief Geophysicist and Manager of Geoscience Technology for WMC Resources. He was one of the founding members of Independence Group Limited and developed hugh powered 3 component 3D TEM applications that lead to the discovery of over 75,000t of nickel at the Victor Long Nickel Mine in Kambalda. Peter has extensive experience in West Africa where he was the vendor of Gryphon Minerals’ Banfora Gold Project, was involved in the project generation of Papillion’s Mali projects and was a founding director of Ampella Mining Ltd. Peter was a co-founder of the International Resource Sector Intelligence company, Intierra, and was a co-founder of the first dedicated hard rock mineral seismic company in the world, HiSeis.

 

Duncan Craib

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Craib has been appointed to lead the next stage of development of the Honeymoon Uranium Project.  Mr Craib has served as Finance Director to Swakop Uranium (Pty) Ltd from 2012 to 2016 where he was heavily involved in the US$2.5 billion development and construction of its world class Husab uranium mine in Namibia.  Husab is currently being commissioned and once in production will be one of the largest mining and processing uranium projects in the world. mining 150Mt on an annual basis and generating 15Mt of ore to produce 15Mlbs of uranium oxide.  During his time in Namibia, Duncan chaired a Namibian Uranium Association committee to address key power and water risks affecting all uranium mines and exploration projects operating in the Erongo region, including Rio Tinto’s and Paladin’s regional uranium mines.  Prior to 2012, Duncan served in London as CFO to Kalahari Minerals Plc under the chairmanship of Mark Hohnen.