Directors and Management

Mr Paul Lloyd

Managing Director

Appointed in September 2018, Paul Lloyd is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years commercial experience. Mr Lloyd operates his own corporate consulting business, specialising in the area of corporate, financial and management advisory services. After commencing his career with an international accounting firm, he was employed for approximately 10 years as the General Manager of Finance for a Western Australian based international drilling contractor working extensively in Asia and Africa. Paul has been responsible for a number of IPOs, RTOs, project acquisitions and capital raisings for ASX listed public companies.

Mr Barnaby Egerton-Warburton

Non-Executive Chairman

Barnaby Egerton-Warburton has over 20 years of trading, investment banking, international investment and market experience with positions at JP Morgan, BNP Equities (New York) and Prudential Securities (New York). He is an experienced investment banker and corporate advisor, having held managing director and non-executive director positions in the investment banking, oil & gas and resource sectors. Mr Egerton-Warburton holds a degree in economics, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Mr Shaun Hardcastle

Non-executive Director

Appointed in February 2015, Shaun Hardcastle has over 10 years’ experience as a corporate and finance lawyer and extensive experience in corporate governance, risk management and compliance. He has been involved in a broad range of crossborder and domestic transactions including joint ventures, corporate restructuring, project finance, resources and asset/equity sales and acquisitions. Mr Hardcastle has practised law both in Australia and overseas and currently works with Bellanhouse, a boutique corporate law firm in West Perth. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2005 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Energy Law.  Mr Hardcastle is a non-executive director of Bunji Corporation Limited and Schrole Group Limited.

Ms Oonagh Malone

Non-executive Director and Company Secretary

Appointed in February 2015, Oonagh Malone is a principal of a corporate advisory firm which provides company secretarial and administrative services. She has almost 10 years’ experience in administrative and company secretarial roles for listed companies and is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.   Ms Malone is a non-executive director of Carbine Resources Limited and acts as company secretary for ASX-listed Boss Resources Limited, Bunji Corporation Limited, Carbine Resources Limited, Clancy Exploration Limited and New Century Resources Limited.

Mr Greg Smith

Chief Technical Officer

Mr Smith has over 40 years of experience as a geologist. He was previously the exploration manager with Moto Gold mines which was responsible for a +22Moz gold discovery in the DRC. Moto was subsequently taken over for A$600M. Greg has also served as the Managing Director of Elemental Minerals.

Dr David Deak


Dr David Deak is an engineer and built his career on emerging technologies and supply chain development in renewable energy, energy storage, and electric vehicles. Formerly, he held the role of Senior Development Engineer at Tesla Motors Inc., where he oversaw special supply chain projects and battery engineering programs. Dr Deak has also served as Chief Technical Officer at Lithium America’s Corp (Market Cap AU$485M+).

Dr Deak has consulted to multi-national engineering conglomerates, start-ups, government entities and institutional investors, covering projects from technology scouting to materials supply chain analysis. Dr Deak holds a D.Phil. in Materials Science from Oxford University and a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.