Board of Directors

Gary Fietz

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Gary Fietz holds a degree in geology and is a senior resources industry executive with over 22 years experience in all aspects of exploration, business development and project evaluation. His extensive international experience includes 21 years with BHP Billiton, primarily working in the iron ore business group. Mr Fietz has also worked on coal, base metals and gold projects.

Most recently, Mr Fietz held the position of Project Director, West Africa for BHP Billiton Iron Ore where he was responsible for direction of exploration programs and project development of an advanced tier-one project within the region. Previously, he held the position of Vice President Iron Ore Business Development with responsibility for assessing global iron ore business development opportunities for BHP Billiton.

Mr Fietz has a broad range of commercial and technical experience including; exploration management, global iron ore and coal deposit targeting studies, acquiring early stage exploration projects, M&A transactions, divestments, joint venture agreements, project evaluation and project development.

Alan Broome


Mr Alan Broome, AM (I.Eng, F.AusIMM, FAICD, FICME, MInstD (NZ)) is a metallurgist with over 40 years’ experience in mining and metals. A well-know figure in the Australian mining industry, Alan has extensive board experience, both as a director and chairman of a number of listed and unlisted mining and mining technology companies.

Alan commenced his career as a metallurgist in the Port Kembla Steelworks before joining the Australian Coal Industry Research Laboratories, which he ran for over a decade. Over the past 20 years, Alan has had in-depth experience in coal mining, mining technology, equipment, services and research sectors, both in Australia and abroad.

Mike Amundsen

Non Executive Director

Mr Mike Amundsen (B.Bus, GDM, FAICD, AusIMM) has over 30 years’ experience in the global resources industry. Mr Amundsen was previously CEO & Managing Director of FerrAus Limited. Prior to this, Mr Amundsen had a 28 year career with BHP Billiton, holding numerous senior positions in business development, finance, planning and strategy, including overseas assignments to Hong Kong and Brazil.