Board of Directors

Mr Anthony Ho, B.Comm, CA, FAICD, FCIS, FGIA

Mr Tony Ho is an experienced company director having held executive directorships and chief financial officer roles with a number of publicly listed companies. Tony was executive director of Arthur Yates & Co Limited, retiring from that position in April 2002. His corporate and governance experience include being chief financial officer/finance director of M.S. McLeod Holdings Limited, Galore Group Limited, the Edward H O’Brien group of companies and Volante Group Limited.

Mr Ho is currently the chairman of Apollo Minerals Limited and chairman of the Audit Committee, a non-executive director of Hastings Rare Metals and chairman of the Audit Committee and non-executive chairman of Bioxyne Limited.

Mr Ho was the past non-executive chairman of St. George Community Housing Limited (November 2002 to December 2009) where he was also a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Prior to joining commerce, Mr Ho was a partner of Cox Johnston & Co, Chartered Accountants, which has since merged with Ernst & Young.

Mr Ho holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries, Governance Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr John Mair
Managing Director

Dr John Mair completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours, majoring in geology, at the University of Western Australia, before commencing a career in the minerals sector, working in gold exploration and mining in Western Australia’s goldfields. He returned to the university system to undertake a PhD study on the gold and base metal deposits of Canada’s Yukon Territory and east-central Alaska. After completing the PhD in 2004, John returned to the minerals industry working in exploration for porphyry Cu-Au deposits in New South Wales, and gold deposits in China. In mid-2005 John took the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia, with a focus on the metallogeny of southwest Alaska.

At completion of the project in 2006, John returned to the minerals industry as a project co-coordinator for Vancouver-based exploration group Geoinformatics Exploration Inc., who in alliance with Kennecott, were exploring for Cu-Mo-Au deposits in western North America from Mexico to Alaska. During this period, John planned and implemented large-scale exploration programs through remote northern British Columbia, as well as providing technical expertise to exploration programs in Alaska and Mexico. In mid-2008 John returned to Australia to join Greenland Minerals and Energy Limited as General Manager.

John has published several papers in leading international scientific journals on tectonics, structural geology, mineral deposit geology, igneous petrology and mineralogy. He has also presented at Masters short courses on ore deposit geology. Of particular relevance is his understanding of the behavior of rare earth elements, and is experienced in separating pure rare earth elements from a wide variety of rock types from start to finish. He is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists and the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Since 2008, John has been instrumental in the technical development of the Kvanefjeld project, and also in the corporate evolution of the company. He presents on the Company’s behalf in commercial, technical and political forums internationally.

Mr Simon Cato, B.A. (USYD)
Non-Executive Director

Mr Simon Cato has had over 30 years capital markets experience in broking, regulatory roles and as director of listed companies. He initially was employed by the ASX in Sydney and then in Perth.

From 1991 until 2006 he was an executive director and/or responsible executive of three stockbroking firms and in those roles he has been involved in many aspects of broking including management issues such as credit control and reporting to regulatory bodies in the securities industry. As a broker he was also involved in the underwriting of a number of IPO’s and has been through the process of IPO listing in the dual role of broker and director. Currently he holds a number of executive and non-executive roles with listed companies in Australia.

Mr Cato is also Chairman of Advanced Share Registry Limited.

Addition to Board of Directors

Ms Wenting Chen
Non-Executive Director

Ms Wenting Chen holds degrees in Law, and Economics majoring in International Trade, from Nanjing University. She has additionally completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and the Bar Examination in China.

Ms Chen commenced her career at the Bank of Nanjing, before joining the East China Exploration Bureau (ECE) in early 2007, working in the investment department specializing in overseas mining project investments. She has considerable international commercial experience, and has been directly involved in several acquisitions in Australia and an Initial Public Offering on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. Prior to leaving ECE, Ms Chen was General Manager Assistant of ECE’s overseas subsidiary.

Ms Chen joined Shenghe Resources Holding Limited (‘Shenghe’) in early 2014 to lead the overseas investment department and is the representative of Shenghe, to the board of GMEL

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