Board of Directors
Colin R Ikin
Colin has been a stockbroker for 17 years and studied Finance at the University of Western Australia. He has extensive experience as CEO of several mining companies listed on the ASX and AIM. Colin has developed gold, copper, nickel and cobalt mines in Australia and Africa, including the $500m Bulong pressure acid leach Nickel Cobalt mine and the $100m Horseshoe polymetallic mine. He has played a major role in property developments in Indonesia and Australia.
Roderick JH Smith
A chartered accountant, Roderick holds a diploma in mining investment analysis and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute. For more than 25 years he was CEO of publicly listed Australian mining companies, responsible for the discovery, financing, development and operation of five mines. A member of local government for nine years, including two as president, he was awarded an Australian Centennial Medal for services to the community in 2001. Roderick is an acknowledged world expert in specialty metals production, supply and demand, writing many papers on these topics and speaking at numerous international conferences over the last 10 years.
Ng. Joo Thieng
Senior Executive of Teh Hong Eng Investments Holding Limited (THE), N. S. Hong Investment (BVI) Limited (NSH), Hong Kong listed Pacific Andes International Holdings Limited (PAIH) and some of its major subsidiaries including CFG Investment SAC. Mr. Ng is a substantial shareholder of THE, and NSH and an indirect shareholder of PAIH.
Chairman & General Manager of Cominco SA / Business Development Manager of Cominco Resources BVI / Government Relations
Patrick has been working in Africa for the past 18 years being based in Congo, South Africa, Ivory Coast and Madagascar. Prior to joining Cominco, he occupied the position of Deputy General Manager of Magminerals Potasses Congo for MagIndustries, a TSX company that developed the 1.2 Mtpa potash project in Republic of Congo until the take-over by Evergreen, a Chinese private group.Patrick is a mechanical and electrical Engineer with a specialization in airspace graduated from the University of Liege, Belgium. As a project manager for many years he travelled extensively in Africa. Bilingual in French and English, he has also experience in managing projects, in logistics, in contract negotiation and working in a multicultural environment.