Company Directors





Brian Gilbertson

(Non-Executive Chairman)

Mr. Gilbertson has extensive experience in the global natural resources industry. As Executive Chairman of Gencor Limited, he led its transformation into a focused minerals and mining group. During this period he held ultimate responsibility for Samancor Limited, the world's largest producer of manganese and chrome ore and alloys. Important initiatives included the Hillside and Mozal aluminium projects and the purchase of the international mining assets (Billiton plc) of the Royal Dutch Shell Group. In 1997, Gencor Limited restructured its non-precious metals interests as Billiton plc and listed on the London Stock Exchange, entering the FTSE 100. In 2001, Billiton plc merged with BHP Limited to create BHP Billiton, and Mr. Gilbertson became its second Chief Executive on 1 July 2002. In late 2003, he led mining group Vedanta Resources plc to the first primary listing of an Indian company on the London Stock Exchange in the second largest IPO of the year. He was Chairman of Vedana until July 2004.

Mr. Gilbertson joined Sibirsko-Uralskaya Aluminium Company (SUAL), the smaller aluminium producer in Russia and led the company into the USD 30 billion merger with RUSAL and the alumina assets of Glencore International A.G., a transaction which created the largest aluminium company in the world. During 2006 Mr. Gilbertson established Pallinghurst Advisors LLP, of which he is a partner and Chairman.


Paul Murray FFin, CPA

(Independent Non-Executive Director, Audit and Remuneration Committee Chairman)

Paul was appointed as a director on 20 August 2003. Paul has served on the board and consulted to a number of ASX listed resource exploration companies.

With a business career spanning 50 years, he has also been responsible for the successful listing on the ASX of a number of public companies, including resource exploration floats such as the oil and gas producers Basin Oil NL and Reef Oil NL. 




Priyank Thapliyal

(Executive Director)

Priyank Thapliyal was appointed as a director of the Company on 4 June 2008.

Priyank Thapliyal a founding partner of Pallinghurst Resources LLP, joined Sterlite Industries in 2000 as a USD 100 million firm, serving as deputy to the owner mr. Anil Agarwal. He implemented the strategies that led to Sterlite becoming Vedanta Resources plc (including its USD 870 million London IPO), a FTST 100 company which was valued at USD 7.5 billion at the time of his departure in October 2005. Priyank Thapliyal led Vedanta's USD 50 million investment in Konkola Copper mines, Zambia, in 2004, a stake currently valued at more than USD 1 billion. Priyank was a former mining and metals investment banker with CIBCWM, Toronto Canada and is a qualified Metallurgical Engineer, MBA (Western Ontario, Canada) and former Falconbridge employee.  


Andrew Bell

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Andrew Bell was appointed as a Director of the Company on 19 May 2008.

Andrew is Chairman of Red Rock Resources plc, a company listed on the Aim market of the London Stock exchange Ltd, and a substantial shareholder of Jupiter mines Ltd. He was a natural resources analyst in London in the 1970s, then specialised in investment and investment banking covering the Asian region. He has been involved in the resource and mining sectors in Asia since the 1990s, and has served on the Boards of a number of listed resource companies. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society. He is presently also Chairman of Resource Star Limited (ASX:RSL) and Chairman of Regency mines plc (AIM:RGM), both affiliates of Red Rock Resources plc, and of Greatland Gold plc (AIM:GGP).

Sungwon Yoon

(Non-executive Director)

Sungwon Yoon was appointed as a Director of the Company on 31 March 2016.

After joining POSCO in 1992, Mr Yoon has focused on the steel making raw materials during his career. He has over 20 years’ experience in various roles and responsibilities across POSCO’s raw materials procurement, investment, strategy and transportation.

Before assuming the Managing Director role of POSCO Australia in March 2016, Mr Yoon was the General Manager of the POSCO coal procurement group.





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