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A team of mining professionals, highly experienced in Australian greenfields exploration opportunities.

Mr Paul Chapman

B.Comm, ACA, Grad. Dip. Tax, CFTP(Snr), MAICD, SA Fin, MAusIMM

Non Executive Chairman

Mr Paul Chapman is a chartered accountant with over twenty years experience in the resources sector gained in Australia and the United States. Mr Chapman has experience across a range of commodity businesses including gold, nickel, uranium, manganese, bauxite/alumina and oil/gas.

Mr Will Robinson


Managing Director

Mr Robinson is a resources industry commercial and finance specialist with over twenty years’ experience in commercial management, transaction structuring and negotiation, business strategy development and London Metals Exchange metals trading.

Mr Robinson held various senior commercial positions with WMC in Australia and North America from 1994 to 2003. Mr Robinson has extensive experience in the sale and distribution of commodities and was Vice President – Marketing for WMC’s nickel business from 2001 to 2003. Mr Robinson founded Encounter Resources Limited in 2004 and has overseen the development of the Company as its Managing Director. Mr Robinson is the President of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC), and an Executive Committee Member of Uncover – Australian Exploration Geoscience Research.

Mr Peter Bewick

B.Eng (Hons), MAusIMM

Exploration Director

Mr Peter Bewick is an experienced geologist and has held a number of senior mine and exploration geological roles during a fourteen year career with WMC. These roles include Exploration Manager and Geology Manager of the Kambalda Nickel Operations, Exploration Manager for St Ives Gold Operation and Exploration Manager for WMC’s Nickel Business Unit. Most recently he held the position of Exploration Manager for North America based in Denver, Colorado. Whilst at WMC, Mr Bewick gained extensive experience in project generation for a range of commodities including nickel, gold and bauxite. Mr Bewick has been associated with a number of brownfields exploration successes at Kambalda and with the greenfield Collurabbie Ni-Cu-PGE discovery.

Dr Jon Hronsky


Non Executive Director

Dr. Hronsky has more than twenty five years of experience in the mineral exploration industry, primarily focused on project generation, technical innovation and exploration strategy development. Dr. Hronsky has particular expertise in targeting for nickel sulfide deposits, but has worked across a diverse range of commodities. His work led to the discovery of the West Musgrave nickel sulfide province in Western Australia. Dr. Hronsky was most recently Manager-Strategy & Generative Services for BHP Billiton Mineral Exploration. Prior to that, he was Global Geoscience Leader for WMC Resources Ltd. He is currently a Director of exploration consulting group Western Mining Services and Chairman of the board of management of the Centre for Exploration Targeting at the University of Western Australia.


Mr Kevin Hart

B.Comm, FCA

Mr Hart is a chartered accountant and was appointed to the position of Company Secretary on 4 November 2005. He has over 20 years’ experience in accounting and the management and administration of public listed entities in the mining and exploration industry. He is currently a partner in an advisory firm, Endeavour Corporate, which specialises in the provision of company secretarial and accounting services to ASX listed entities.

Mr Dan Travers

B.Sc (Hons), FCCA

Mr Travers is a member of the Association of Chartered Certifed Accountants and was appointed to the position of Joint Company Secretary on 20 November 2008. He is an employee of Endeavour Corporate, which specialises in the provision of company secretarial services to ASX listed entities in the mining and exploration industry.

Standing left to right (Jon Hronsky, Peter Bewick and Kevin Hart) Seated left to right (Paul Chapman and Will Robinson)

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