Directors and Management

Mr David Sumich (B.Bus MAICD)

Executive Chairman

Mr. Sumich is a Mining Executive with over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry, including 10 years as CEO/Managing Director of ASX listed exploration companies (the former DMC Mining Ltd 2007 – 2010, Volta Mining Ltd 2010 – 2017) and also as Chairman of ASX listed Globe Metals and Mining Ltd.

Mr Sumich has led multiple successful IPO’s and capital raisings, including Globe Metals and Mining which culminated in a final equity capital raising of A$50mill direct placement to East China Mineral Exploration & Development Bureau (“ECE”) for 50.1% equity, and also the former DMC Mining, whereby he oversaw feasibility studies on the Project and finally orchestrated the $A50mill on-market cash takeover of the company.

He holds a Bachelor of Business degree and has been a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors for 15 years.

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Mr William (Bill) Witham (B.Sc. (Hons) Geology)

Technical Director

Mr Witham is an experienced company director with a successful track-record in the mining & metals industry. He is skilled in mineral exploration, corporate finance, and government relations. He has strong technical experience in copper, lithium, uranium, and gold commodities, in particular.

Mr Witham has held senior executive roles across the Australian and African resources sector for over two decades and has worked directly in Namibia, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Egypt, Niger and South Africa. He has further experience in member-based organisation leadership, including with the Chamber of Minerals & Energy WA (Government Relations and Policy), National Party WA (Corporate Director) and South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc. (Chair). He is currently CEO of Australia – Africa Minerals and Energy Group (AAMEG), the peak body supporting Australian mining companies in Africa.

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Mr Bruce Franzen (B.Bus. FCPA, FFin)

Executive Director

Mr Franzen is a certified practicing accountant with over 30 years’ local and international experience within large, complex organizations in the resources sector. Bruce has substantial executive-level and board experience executing finance and commercial roles related to exploration and development of large capital resource projects. He has recently held a Senior finance leadership position with major Canadian gold producer, Kirkland Lake Gold, where he was focused on underground mining operations at the world renowned Fosterville gold mine in Victoria. Bruce has also held past senior finance positions for large companies such as Woodside Energy, Inpex and Origin Energy.
He served as an Executive director, Co-founder, Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the former DMC Mining Limited from 2006 – 2009 up until its AUD$50mill takeover and subsequent delisting. He was a former Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for Globe Metals & Mining Limited from 2007 – 2009. He also previously served as an Executive director, Co-founder, Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of Riedel Resources Limited from 2010 – 2013.

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