Jake Walters Gray – Mr Gray is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy with over thirty years of executive experience in project generation, exploration and corporate management. He has extensive hands-on experience of the Indochina minerals sector and a comprehensive understanding of the regions business and political environment.
In Papua New Guinea, 1984 he was founding director of PNG Mining & Exploration NL and subsequently as co-founding director and MD of Carpenter Pacific Resources (now Marion Energy Limited), a Papua New Guinea exploration and mining company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, until his retirement in early 1990.
In 1992, he established Vietnam Resources Corporation (VRC), now Axiom Mining Limited a Hong Kong incorporated and internationally funded company, and one of the first foreign exploration groups to venture into Vietnam and Lao. As founding director and CEO, he was instrumental in its’ development from a private company to a substantial ASX listed company in 2006, until his retirement in June 2008.
During Mr Gray stewardship as an unlisted company, the company raised in excess of US$8 million followed by a US$12 million IPO, November, 2006.
Mr Gray holds directorships and shareholdings in private resource companies active in Australia, South East Asia including Zomia Resources Pte Ltd, Nulty Securities Limited, Annam Mining JSC and is a founding shareholder of Mekong Minerals Limited, an Australian unlisted public company.
John McCleod – A highly experienced professional mining engineer with over forty years world-wide experience in most facets of surface and underground mining and a member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Engineers.
Mr McLeod’s strengths are in practical hands-on management, ability to train personnel to high standards of safety, efficiency, and productivity.
Mr McCleod is currently overseeing, the commissioning and development of one of Mongolia’s largest coal mines.
Ray Burring – A Process Engineer (Metallurgist) with 40 years’ experience and a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and a Chartered Engineer. Mr Burring is also a director of consulting companies Seamet Ltd of Hong Kong and Amet Mining of Australia.
He has considerable experience in the management of mines, commissioning, project development, design and construction of projects in Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, South Africa, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, France, Malaysia, Chile and Vietnam.
Mr Burring is a specialist in flotation, gravity and leaching techniques for gold and base metals such as lead, zinc, copper, tin and nickel. This is complemented by experience in planned maintenance techniques to optimize the efficiency of operations.