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.
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.
Mr Young is a highly experienced geologist who has worked on exploration and production projects encompassing gold, uranium and specialty metals, including tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum and lithium. Mr Young’s corporate experience includes appointments as CEO of Marenica Energy Limited and CEO and Director of Thor Mining PLC. Mr Young was Exploration Manager at Pilbara Minerals Limited from June 2014 until August 2015, appointed Technical Director in September 2015 and transitioned to Non-Executive Director in July 2017 until his resignation in April 2018.
Mr Young has been a director of Bardoc Gold Limited (formerly Spitfire Materials Limited) since June 2017. During this time, in his tenure as Managing Director he co-ordinated the merger with former small-scale north Kalgoorlie producer Excelsior Gold Limited and stalled developer Aphrodite Gold Limited to bring together a large, high-quality gold resource inventory in the Kalgoorlie district (the Bardoc Gold Project). He remains on the Bardoc Gold Limited board as a Non-Executive Director.