Mr Bittar has a Bachelor Economics and Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney) and Masters in Finance (London Business School), and has over 15 years investment banking and resource sector experience in Australia and overseas – having worked for Bankers Trust, Baring Brothers Burrows and following the completion of his Masters in Finance in 2000, he joined Morgan Stanley for 10 years, working in London, Melbourne and Sydney.
He has extensive experience in public and private markets mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and strategic advisory assignments across a range of sectors including general industrials, metals and mining, mining services and energy. He is also Chairman of Millennium Minerals Limited and a non-executive director of Horizon Oil Limited and ECM Limited.
Brad is a Geologist and has over 18 years’ experience in the minerals exploration industry and understands what it takes to turn a small junior exploration company into a strong mining house.
Brad has previously worked as Exploration Manager for Doray Minerals Limited (ASX: DRM), Montezuma Mining Company Limited (ASX:MZM) and Duketon Mining Limited (ASX:DKM) and in key exploration roles for Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) and Independence Group NL (ASX: IGO).
Brad has a very strong technical and management background with a focus on remote greenfields mineral exploration. Brad has operated across Australia with experience in gold, base metals, iron ore, and rare earth metals exploration and throughout Mongolia exploring for large porphyry copper deposits.
Mr Bowen graduated from the University of Western Australia with Bachelors of Law, Jurisprudence and Commerce. He has been admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and is an Associate and Certified Practicing Accountant of the Australian Society of Accountants.
Mr Bowen is a partner of the law firm DLA Piper (formerly of Hardy Bowen which merged with DLA Piper on 1 July 2015) practicing primarily corporate, commercial and securities law with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, capital raisings and resources. Mr Bowen also serves as a Non-Executive Director of IMF Bentham Limited.
Ms Neame has 23 years’ mining industry experience and significant international experience in Africa, South America, Asia and the Pacific. She has a keen interest in corporate governance and provides consulting services to clients establishing themselves overseas. Ms Neame is Managing Director of mining and exploration consultants Ravensgate and serves as Chairman of a Perth-based school. Ms Neame was Administration Manager for mining consultants RSG/RSG Global where she played a major role in the group’s international expansion.
Ms Neame is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Governance Institute of Australia and has a Graduate Diploma of Business Management from the University of Western Australia.