Board and Management



Mike Ryan

Interim Chairman

Mr Ryan is a highly accomplished executive and director with background in domestic and international capital markets. He has managerial and operational experience across a range of industries primarily focused on turnaround and growth. Mike’s accomplished career has included roles as an Executive Director of Goldman Sachs JBWere, Morgan Stanley and Citibank. He was also previously Managing Director of CIMB and Head of Equities at Shaw and Partners.



Ayten Saridas

Interim CEO and Director

Ms Saridas is a finance executive with over 30 years of international experience across a broad range of industries including oil and gas, mining, retail, infrastructure, property, and financial services. Ms Saridas has an established reputation in the financial markets and has held CFO and executive roles with Coronado Global Resources, Santos Limited, AWE Limited and Woolworths amongst other ASX listed companies.



Nick Johansen

Non-Executive Director

Mr Johansen is a solicitor with extensive mining experience, ranging from junior exploration to production, across a range of commodities. Nick has expertise in transactions, resources regulation, native title and environmental law. Nick completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at Australian National University. In addition, he holds a BA in economics from the University of Adelaide.



Jeff Beaty

Non-Executive Director

Mr Beatty is a mining professional with extensive experience in both coal and metalliferous, open cut and underground mining operations, including mine development and exploration and civil construction activities in Australia and in international environments. Jeff holds qualifications in mine management, occupational health and safety and business management and has previously held executive management roles at Carabella Resources, Vale Global Coal and AMCI Australia. Mr Beatty is also currently Manager - Planning & Approvals with Tetra Resources Pty Ltd, who is a joint venture participant in the Dartbrook Project. Mr Beatty holds a 10% interest in the Tetra Resources Dartbrook Joint Venture entity.



Mr Craig McPherson

Company Secretary

Mr McPherson graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He has twenty years of commercial and financial management experience and has held various roles with ASX and TSX listed companies over the past ten years in Australia and overseas.