The Venturex Board and Management are experienced in exploration, mine development and corporate finance and are well placed to maximise the value of the Company’s portfolio.

Mr Bill Beament

Managing Director
Appointed 1 July 2021

Bill Beament is a mining engineer from the Western Australian School of Mines and has more than 25 years of operational and senior management experience in the resources sector.

During this time, Mr Beament has earned a reputation as a highly talented mining entrepreneur and senior executive. He has extensive experience in executive and operational management built on a strong technical background across both gold and base metals operations, including copper, nickel, zinc and tin.

Mr Beament led the growth of Northern Star Resources from a 1¢ shell to an ASX50 company with a market cap of over A$15 billion. At the time of his resignation as Northern Star Resources Executive Chair, the Company was the second-biggest ASX-listed gold producer. This growth stemmed from a combination of highly successful exploration and operating excellence as well as project acquisitions.

Northern Star also has a long track record of generating one of the highest returns on equity of any ASX-listed company, including the industrial sector. This reflects Mr Beament’s strong view that mining companies should focus on being a business first, maximising returns for shareholders and creating shared value for all stakeholders.

Ms Shirley In’tVeld

Non-Executive Director
Appointed 26 July 2021

Ms. Shirley In’t Veld is a director of NBN Co, Alumina Ltd, APA Group, and has been a board member of the CSIRO and a non- executive director of Northern Star Resources Ltd, Duet Group, Perth Airport Pty Ltd and Asciano Ltd.

She has also been a Council member of the SMART Infrastructure Facility (University of Wollongong), the Australian Institute of Company Directors (WA), and a board member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WA).

In 2014, Ms In’t Veld was a member of the Renewable Energy Target Review Expert Panel, and is currently a member of the Takeovers Panel.

Shirley In’t Veld was the Managing Director of Verve Energy for five years, relinquishing her position in April 2012.  Prior to her position at Verve Energy, Ms In’t Veld was Vice President Primary Business Development with Alcoa, and from 2001–2004 she was the Managing Director of Alcoa Australia Rolled Products. Ms In’t Veld commenced her career as a commercial lawyer with Mallesons and has also held senior legal, commercial and marketing positions with WMC Resources Ltd, Bond Corporation and BankWest.

 Ms In’t Veld has held industry group representation positions with the Energy Supply Association of Australia, the Packaging Council of Australia and the Aluminium Council of Australia, and has been a board member with the Co-operative Research Centre for Landscape Evolution in Mineral Exploration (CSIRO) and the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies in WA (AMEC).

 Ms In’t Veld received her Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce in 1978 from Melbourne University.

Mr Mick McMullen

Non-Executive Director
Appointed 24 February 2021

Mr McMullen is a geologist with over 28 years experience in the exploration, development, financing and operation of mining projects across Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America. His expertise covers both upstream and downstream areas as well as metal trading and equity and debt capital markets in Australia, London, South Africa, Canada and the USA. His specific mining experience covers small and large open pit and underground mines across many different cultures. Mick is well known to both sell side analysts and institutional investors in the global equity and debt capital markets. He has a strong track record in mergers and acquisitions and asset restructuring. Most recently Mick served as CEO and President of Detour Gold, a 600,00ozpa gold producer in Canada. During his tenure Mick took the market capitalisation of Detour from C$2B to C$4.5B over 9 months, leading to its eventual sale. Prior to Detour, Mick was the CEO and President of Stillwater Mining Company from December 2013 until June 2017. During his time at Stillwater, Mick oversaw an increas in equity value from US$1.1B to US$2.2B against a 10% fall in PGM prices over the same time. Stillwater was sold in an all-cash deal valued at US$2.7B. He is a former executive board member of the National Mining Association of the United States and Board Member of the World Council and a current member of AusIMM.  He is a Senior Advisor to Black Mountain Metals.  He qualified as a Geologist at Newcastle University in 1992 and holds a B.Sc in Geology from Newcastle University.

Mr Michael Blakiston

Non-Executive Chairman
Appointed 9 June 2021

Mr Blakiston is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Energy and Resources group. He has over 30 years’ experience gained across a range of jurisdictions. He advises in relation to asset acquisition and disposal, project structuring, joint ventures and strategic alliances, development agreements and project commercialisation, capital raisings and company merger and acquisitions.
Mr Blakiston has served on numerous ASX listed companies and not-for-profit boards and is currently a Non-Executive Director of BCI Minerals Limited and the Chairman of Precision Opportunities Fund Ltd, a specialist small to medium cap fund.

Mr Trevor Hart

Company Secretary & CFO
Appointed 5 April 2013

Mr Hart is a Certified Practising Accountant with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and a Chartered Secretary. He has over 25 years experience including 20 years in the resources and mining services industry. He has provided consulting services covering accounting, financial and company secretarial matters to various companies in these sectors. Prior to joining Venturex he has held a number of senior financial positions in other ASX listed companies.

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