Callabonna Resources Limited
ABN 71 099 247 408
Phillip Harman (Chairman)
Michael C Raetz
Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited
PO Box 523
P: +61 7 3237 2100
Directors / Senior Management
Mr Phillip Harman - Non - Executive Chairman
Mr Harman is a professional geophysicist who spent more than 30 years working for BHP Billiton in minerals exploration in a broad number of roles including Chief Geophysicist, Manager Discovery of Technology, Exploration Manager in both South America and Western Australia.
His experience in BHP spanned both technical and managerial roles here in Australia and overseas. He is broadly networked throughout the international mining business development and exploration community, has experience in creating and managing junior exploration companies and understands capital markets, having raised risk capital for exploration through the ASX and on AIM in London.
Mr Harman was Managing Director of ASX listed Gravity Diamonds Limited from August 2002 until its acquisition by African miner Mwana Africa plc in May 2007, and is currently on the board of several ASX listed mineral exploration companies.
Mr Michael Raetz - Acting Managing Director
Mr Raetz is an exploration geologist with 40 years experience in exploration for base and precious metals and uranium. He worked for BHP Minerals Discovery from 1970 to 1999 in Australia and Indonesia, including Program Leader and Principal Geologist for the BHP World Minerals Discovery Australian Reconnaissance Group. He gained mining experience as Senior Mine Geologist of the Cadjibut Zinc mine and contributed to the discovery of the Kapok ore body.
Between 1999 and 2006, he was a Senior Research Fellow in Economic Geology at Monash University, researching global Proterozoic base metals as part of the BHPB/Australian Research Council joint research project.
Mr Raetz is founding director of PGN Geoscience Pty Ltd, a successful international geological consultancy. He is a Member of the Geological Society of Australia and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. He has been the Company's chief operating officer from 1st July 2011.
Mr Hyunsoo Kim - Non-Executive Director
Hyunsoo (Hans) Kim graduated from Seoul National University with a Bachelor of Economics degree in 1991 and then earned an MBA degree from Duke University in 2002.
In 1994, Mr. Kim joined SK Energy, the largest energy and petrochemical company in Korea. He had initially worked for Corporate Planning Division, where he participated in the activities such as strategic planning and corporate restructuring for the entire SK conglomerate. Mr. Kim was assigned to the Office of the Board of Directors of SK Energy in 2004 and contributed to the significant improvement in corporate governance of the company.
Mr. Kim joined Coal & Mineral Resources Division in early 2008 and is currently the Managing Director of SK Networks Resources Australia Pty. Limited.
Mr Jeffrey Williams - Director
Mr Jeffrey (Jeff) Williams has 40 years experience as a professional mining engineer in Australia including seven years in the stockbroking industry and 14 years as a Managing Director. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Jeff’s mining experience ranges from mine planning, underground management and feasibility studies through to mine development. From 1972 to 1984, he held various positions with CRA Limited at Broken Hill in New South Wales. Following completion of a Masters of Business Administration (‘MBA’) program in 1987, he played a major role as a Senior Project Engineer with North Limited. From 1989 to 1996, he specialised in gold mining research in the stock broking industry finishing up as Head of Resources Research at James Capel Australia.
In 1997 Jeff established Nimbus Resources which acquired Mineral Deposits Limited (‘MDL’) from BHP Billiton in 1998. This included mineral sands assets near Hawks Nest on the north coast of New South Wales. Jeff remained Managing Director for 14 years until 30 June 2011. During this time the company acquired the Grand Cote Mineral Sands project in Senegal in West Africa which is now under development into a world class mineral sands mine. MDL also acquired and developed the Sabodala gold deposit in Senegal which is now a significant gold producer in West Africa and was demerged from MDL into the standalone gold producer Teranga Gold Corporation. MDL alone today has a market capitalisation in excess of $500 million. Jeff brings a wealth of project experience to Callabonna.
Mr Ian Hobson - Company Secretary and CFO
Mr Hobson is a chartered secretary and chartered accountant with 27 years experience. Ian spent over 20 years working for major chartered accounting firms in Australia and overseas before commencing practice as a company secretary.