Management & Technical Advisors

Ian Goldberg

Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary

Ian has more than 20 years of senior finance and commercial experience, initially with PwC and subsequently with several listed Australian public companies. Ian brings a strong commercial capability having led early-stage developments through project finance and into operations. His most recent role was CFO for Tiger Resources, a copper producer in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to that role, he held a number of CFO positions at producing mining companies across Africa and Australia. Ian holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Bus & Comm Law) and is a Chartered Accountant.

Trevor Barnard

General Manager

Trevor was country Managing Director of PPC Ltd’s business in Zimbabwe and separately the DRC for numerous periods over the last 20 years, where most recently he was responsible for the construction of a 1 million tonne per annum cement business in the DRC at an estimated cost of USD300 million, and subsequent Managing Director of the business. The project was completed in the first quarter of 2017. PPC Ltd is a leading supplier of cement, lime and related products in southern Africa.

Nick Rathjen

Head of Corporate Development

Nick has over 10 years’ experience in mineral marketing, investor relations and stockbroking. Nick has demonstrated strong skills in cross-cultural negotiations, securing agreements with global customers and trading companies under sound commercial terms, negotiating and securing finance through debt and equity capital markets, evaluation of lithium projects around the world, market analysis and the marketing of lithium products. He holds a Master of Applied Finance from Kaplan University and is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

John Maketo

Technical Manager

John is a Metallurgical Engineer with 25 years of experience in Mineral processing and has operated at various Technical and Management positions at Leading mining Companies in Africa and Australia. Minerals exposure includes Lithium, Diamonds, Nickel, Copper, Platinum, Zinc, Lead and Gold.

He holds a BSc Engineering honours degree (Metallurgical) and Master of Business administration. John is a Member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM)

Roger Tyler

Chief Geologist

Roger is a British geologist, who after almost 30 years working experience in Africa, is now Technical Director for Farvic Consolidated Mines.  He has an Honours degree in Mining Geology from the Royal School of Mines and a Master of Engineering in Mineral Resource Estimation from Witwatersrand University. Roger worked for 15 years as a geologist in various African countries and later as a Senior Resource Analyst for Anglo American Corporation. Most recently however, he was Anvil Mining’s DRC exploration manager and led the programme which resulted in the development of the new Kinsevere mine. He is a shareholder in Farvic and Prospect Resources.