Board of Directors

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.

Neil Hutchison

Non Executive Director

Mr Hutchison is an exploration/mining geologist with over 25 years experience working in Australia and overseas. He has a track record of discovery, resource/reserve definition, project development, evaluations and acquisitions. Neil has extensive experience in many metals including gold, cobalt, copper, lithium, nickel, uranium and vanadium. Neil has specialised in nickel sulphide exploration for more than 15 years, being an integral team leader resulting in discoveries at the Cosmos, Mt Windarra, Lake Johnston and the Black Swan Nickel Projects in Western Australia. Neil and his exploration teams have defined over 500,000 tonnes of nickel in JORC resources through discovery, acquisitions and geological reinterpretation.

Mr Hutchison graduated with First-Class Honours and a Bachelor of Applied Science-Geology Degree from the University of Southern Queensland. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) since 2005 and Competent Person under the JORC 2012 Code in all of the commodities listed above. In addition, he has over 5 years experience as a Company Director in both ASX-listed and privately held companies.

Stephen Layton

Non Executive Director

Mr Layton has over 35 years experience in Equity Capital Markets in the UK and Australia. Starting as a Jobber (market marker) with BZW on the floor of the London Stock Exchange from 1980 to 1986, he became a Member of the London Stock Exchange in 1985. Since migrating to Australia in 1986, Mr Layton has worked with various stockbroking firms and/or AFSL regulated Corporate Advisory firms. Having raised capital for many ASX-listed companies, he has a depth of knowledge that only comes from a thorough immersion in the industry. Mr Layton specializes in capital raising services and opportunities, corporate advisory, facilitation of ASX listings and assisting companies grow.

Mr Layton has held both Principal and Director roles in his advisory career and his professional associations include Master Practitioner Member of the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisors Association – MSAFAA.

Joshua Wellisch

Non Executive Director

Mr Wellisch is a corporate professional whose career has included several Executive Management and Director roles in ASX-listed companies. Mr Wellisch has a breadth of experience in the acquisition, management and development of mineral geological projects within the energy and minerals sector. He has a substantial background in project management and is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Mr Wellisch is also currently a director of NRG Capital, specialising in capital raisings, corporate structuring and the facilitation of ASX listings.