Board of Directors

Mr George Karageorge

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Karageorge is a geologist and is a rare, base and precious metal exploration expert with over 25 years' experience in the mining sector.

He has worked in senior technical and executive management roles for exploration and mining companies across the globe, including Western Mining Corporation, ASARCO, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Barrick Mines and Bluebird Battery metals, and is best known for his role as founding geologist and first registered alternate mine manager of lithium producer, Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS). Mr Karageorge is Non-Executive Director of Argent Minerals Ltd (ASX: ARD).

In addition to his technical and corporate leadership roles, Mr Karageorge has occupied the position of company director for a number of private, public listed and unlisted companies over the last 30 years. He holds a Bachelor Degree, BAppSc. (Geology) and is a senior member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AUSIMM).

Mr James Bahen

Non-Executive Director

Mr Bahen is a Corporate Advisory Executive and Chartered Secretary who commenced his career in audit and assurance with a chartered accounting firm. He is currently a Company Secretary to a number of ASX listed companies.

Mr Bahen is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA) and holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Finance. 

Mr James Pearse

Non-Executive Director

Mr Pearse is a corporate lawyer with over 10 years’ experience working for national, international and boutique law firms advising Australian businesses primarily in the mining, oil & gas and technology sectors.

Mr Pearse holds Bachelor degrees in both Law and Commerce majoring in Finance.

Mr Pedro Kastellorizos

Non-Executive Director

Mr Kastellorizos has been a professional geologist with over 24 years’ experience in the exploration, mining and the corporate sectors. He has worked within senior technical and executive board positions within Australia and London, with vast experience in commodities such as precious metals, base metal, uranium, molybdenum, tungsten and industrial minerals. In 2009, Mr. Kastellorizos was the founder of Genesis Resources Ltd (ASX:GES) along with other board positions including Eclipse Metals Ltd (ASX:EPM), Batavia Mining Ltd (ASX:BTV), Regency Mines plc and groups Exploration Manager for Tennant Creek Gold Ltd and Thor Mining plc. Mr Kastellorizos has played major roles in project acquisitions, joint ventures, capital raisings and spear headed numerous successful joint ventures. Mr Kastellorizos is a Chief Executive Officer of Argent Minerals Ltd (ASX: ARD).

Mr Kastellorizos has a Bachelor of Science and is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM).

Mr Ian Shackleton

Non-Executive Director

Mr Shackleton is the current Exploration Manager at MinRex and brings extensive experience managing exploration and mining projects encompassing roles throughout the asset life-cycle including exploration, resource delineation, mining and closure. Mr Shackleton has an extensive experience in battery metals exploration in the East Pilbara, including recently with Global Lithium Resources Limited (ASX: GL1), and experience spanning a variety of other commodities including: iron ore; manganese; mineral sands, industrial minerals; gold; and diamonds in Australia, Africa and Asia. Mr Shackleton was recently Principal Consulting Geologist at Resource Potentials Pty Ltd and was fundamental in the discovery of the Global Lithium Resources Archer Deposit (hosting 10.1Mt @ 1.0% Li).