Meet the team
Board and Management
a high impact
Peter Wall | Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Wall is a corporate lawyer and has been a Partner at Steinepreis Paganin (Perth based corporate law firm) since July 2005. Mr Wall graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1998 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance). Mr Wall has also completed a Masters of Applied Finance and Investment with FINSIA.
Mr Wall has a wide range of experience in all forms of commercial and corporate law, with a particular focus on resources (hard rock and oil/gas), equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. He also has significant experience in dealing in Africa.
Mr Valentine Chitalu | Non-Executive Director
Mr Chitalu is the co-founder and Chairman of Phatisa Group, an African-focused private equity fund with ~US400 million funds under management and a well-respected track record of delivering for clients and communities. Phatisa is a proud signatory of the Principles on Responsible Investment which is implemented through a comprehensive ESG framework.
A qualified Accountant with a Masters in Economics from Cambridge University, Valentine has previously served as Chairman of the Zambia Venture Capital Fund, as a board member of Commonwealth Africa Investments, and a Director of the CDC Group Plc, the UK’s premier development finance institution. Valentine was also previously Chairman of Zambian Breweries, Stanbic Zambia Ltd, and ASX listed Albidon Ltd.
Mr Chitalu is currently the Chairman of Choppies Supermarkets LTD, MTN Ltd, Munalie Nickel Mine (Zambia), and Deputy Chairman of AgDevCo (UK) Ltd; an agribusiness focused on African investment and a director of African Energy Resources Ltd (ASX:AFR).
Mr Paul McKenzie | Non-Executive Director
Mr McKenzie is Chairman of Kangaroo Island Plantation (ASX:KPT), Chairman of Hay Australia Pty Ltd, a Director of the SALIC Australia Pty Ltd (Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co), Chairman of the Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products Ltd, and Specialist Agri Consultant WA to KPMG.
Paul is the founder and Managing Partner of Agrarian Management, a leading Western Australian agriculture consultancy with offices in Geraldton, Perth, and Esperance. Paul has more than twentyfive years experience in agribusiness, management, finance, corporate governance, and primary production, and holds degrees in Science (Agriculture) and Commerce. Paul is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr McKenzie was the founding Chairman of Gage Roads Brewing Co from concept in 2003 to ASX listing in December 2006 and resigned in May 2008. Paul is a past President of the Australian Association of Agricultural Consultants (WA) Inc, and a Ministerial Appointee to various agribusiness review and advisory panels.
Mr Graeme Robertson | Non-Executive Director
Mr Robertson is the Chairman and CEO of the Intrasia Group of companies established from Singapore and operating from Mauritius, focusing on corporate and financial services as well as the development of growth industries on the African continent. Mr Robertson is a substantial shareholder and former Director of AfrAsia Bank Ltd, a private commercial Bank based in Mauritius which capitalises on financing and trade between Africa and Asia with more than US$3.5 billion of assets under management. Currently, he is also is Non-Executive Chairman of Intra Energy Corp. Ltd for mining development in Africa.
Graeme has significant interests in humanitarian activities, as well as his commercial interests, flowing from his degree in Sociology. He is the Chairman of the AfrAsia Foundation, providing education to the underprivileged, and is active in health improvement, poverty alleviation, and sustainability in female equality projects.
Mr Robertson has over 40 years experience in the resources, energy, and infrastructure sectors as former Managing Director of New Hope Corporation Ltd(ASX:NHC), a director of W H Soul Pattinson &Co Pty Ltd (ASX:SOL) and the Port of Brisbane Authority. Much of his life has been spent in Indonesia where he pioneered the development of major international companies as the President Director of Adaro Indonesia, now one of the largest coal mining companies in the world, and Indonesia Bulk Terminal, a 12 Mtpa bulk port as well as advising on the development of the 1,230MW Payton Power Station, the first IPP in Indonesia.
Dganit Baldar | Non-Executive Director
Ms Dganit Baldar is a qualified Israeli corporate lawyer with approximately 20 years experience in the legal profession. Until recently, she was the General Counsel for Mitrelli Group, a multinational organization which initiates, executes and manages large turn-key projects in developing countries.
Ms Baldar graduated from Brunel University in London and also completed an MBA through Tel Aviv University. She has a wide range of experience in all forms of corporate and commercial law with specific expertise in complex joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. In addition, she has expertise in dealing with Angolan law and companies.
Lindsay Reed | Chief Executive Officer
A Mining Engineer with 30 years’ experience in exploration, development, operations and corporate finance. Lindsay has worked in minerals sands, copper and tin operations obtaining a Mine Managers Certificate.
After completing an MBA he worked as a resource analyst in the Australian equity markets. Since then, he has started and managed a number of resource companies with projects in a range of commodities in Australia, Africa and Asia. Lindsay has been the Chief Executive Officer of Minbos since 2014.
Blair Snowball | Chief Financial Officer
Mr Snowball is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has over 25 years’ experience in senior roles across sectors including resources, technology and audit, whilst working in Europe, Latin America and Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from Kaplan Professional.
Mr Snowball spent seven years in Portuguese speaking Brazil as Finance Director of the operating gold mine of former ASX-listed Beadell Resources. During his tenure, the company completed a DFS, obtained project finance for and completed the construction of a US$110M CIL plant, before the company successfully merged with Canadian miner Great Panther Mining.
Rebecca Morgan | Technical Consultant, Resource & Mining
Rebecca Morgan is a geologist and mining engineer with over 20 years of experience in the international resource sector, working for junior exploration companies and major mining companies.
Ms Morgan has knowledge and experience in resource evaluation and project assessment in commodities. Her industry experience covers project generation, exploration, development and expansion, as well as day-to-day operational duties whilst living and working across a number of continents including Africa, South America, and Europe.
She holds a Bachelor of Science with honours in Applied Geology from Curtin University, a Post Graduate Diploma (Mine Engineering), and a Masters in Engineering Science (Mine Planning) from Curtin University.
Steve Abbott | Project Director
Steve is a highly regarded mining executive with more than 24 years’ experience in senior international and resource sector roles. He has proven technical and management experience at senior levels across exploration, mining, processing, metallurgy, maintenance, smelting, refining, infrastructure, approvals and stakeholder engagement. Prior to Minbos, Steve worked as General Manager Iron Ore and Industrial Minerals for BC Iron and General Manager Business Development for Gindalbie Minerals.
Earlier in his career, Mr Abbott spent eight years at Western Mining Corporation where he held various mechanical engineer and metallurgist roles culminating in a period as smelter superintendent at Olympic Dam.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Curtin University of Technology as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Metallurgy and he attained an MBA from La Trobe University. He completed a diploma at Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chris Swallow | Corporate Development Manager
Currently the CEO of BPM Minerals (ASX:BPM) and a Non-Executive Director of Lord Resources, Chris is an experienced Corporate Executive who also holds Corporate Development positions with Guinea-focused gold explorer Predictive Discovery Limited (ASX:PDI) and Minbos Resources Limited (ASX:MNB).
Chris has more than 15 years’ experience across both public and private sectors including with one of Australia’s largest private companies.