Board & Management

  • Agha Shahzad Pervez

    Agha Shahzad Pervez

    Executive Chairman

    Mr Pervez is an experienced Company Director, CFO and Company Secretary, with over 13 years’ experience working with ASX listed companies. Mr Pervez currently holds a role of Non-Executive Director of Equinox Resources Limited and Pioneer Lithium Limited. Previously, Mr Pervez was Chief Financial Officer of Battery Age Mineral and also held numerals roles at Resonance Health Limited including CFO and Company Secretary.

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    Timothy Harrison

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr Harrison has over 23 years’ of experience as a metallurgist and executive with an extensive record advancing resource companies through to project development. He has a successful track record in fields of processing and hydrometallurgy across multiple commodities, including technology metals experience. Previously, Mr Harrison held senior positions with BHP, WMC, Fluor, Ivanhoe Australia and is currently CEO/MD of Ionic Rare Earths Ltd.

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    Jose Carlos Guedes

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr Guedes is a senior industrial executive in the mining and chemical sectors, with an extensive record in delivering and operating projects in the EU, NORAM, LATAM and APAC regions. He was previously the COO of Serra Verde Mineração and Vice President Industrial of Lynas Corp, two leading Rare Earths businesses outside of China. He also acted as an independent consultant for critical metals projects at Euro Manganese, Peak Resources and Araxá Metals. Previously, Mr Guedes held senior positions with Solvay. Mr Guedes holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and a postgraduate degree in Business Administration and Management (IAE France).

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    Faheem Ahmed

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Project Management and has over 6 years of experience in project evaluation, asset management, data analysis, lifecycle cost analysis and risk modelling including projects in the fields of infrastructure, mining, health and transport.

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    Christopher Gerteisen

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr Christopher Gerteisen has over 25 years of experience as an economic geologist and executive with an extensive record of managing and advancing resource projects from discovery to start-up. Previously, he has held senior positions with Newmont, Sons of Gwalia, Oxiana, OZ Minerals, PanAust. He is currently CEO and Executive Director of Nova Minerals Limited.

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    Rafael Moreno

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr Moreno is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 23 years’ global experience in the mining & petrochemical industries. He has held executive & senior leadership roles at Argosy, Santos, & INPEX, specializing in execution of major capital projects and has extensive experience covering exploration, business development, commercial, offtake agreements involved with projects in Australia, Asia, Europe, S & N America.

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    Michael Melamed

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr Michael Melamed has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Finance) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and is a Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). He brings over 30 years of extensive experience in the areas of financial and executive management, mergers & acquisitions, financial reporting and auditing, business and corporate advisory, corporate restructuring and investor relations. Presently, Mr Melamed is Chief Financial Officer of Nova Minerals (ASX: NVA). He is the former Director of Ragusa Minerals (ASX: RAS).

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    Carly Terzanidis

    Company Secrtary

    Mrs Terzanidis is an experienced corporate professional with 20 years’ prior experience in the financial services industry, with a focus on capital markets and governance, and is a Chartered Secretary. Mrs Terzanidis acts as Company Secretary for Alchemy Resources Ltd, Jindalee Lithium Ltd and Kalamazoo Resources Ltd. Mrs Terzanidis is an Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Accounting & Corporate Administration and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance.

Brazilian Team

  • Agha Shahzad Pervez

    Dr Klaus Petersen

    Executive Director, Brazil and Country Manager

    Dr Klaus Petersen Executive Director, Brazil & Country Manager Dr Petersen is a seasoned geologist and mining executive with 35-years’ experience across Iron, Gold, Copper, Manganese and Rare Earth projects in Brazil. Dr Petersen also co-founded several Australian, Brazilian and Canadian companies. Dr Petersen has built an extensive network with mining investors, financiers, governmental and environmental agencies which has allowed him to introduce and execute numerous successful transactions. Dr Petersen has spent significant time in Poços De Caldas over the last year and is very familiar with Ionic Clay Rare Earth hosting mineralisation in the Complex. Dr Petersen is author of numerous academic publications in the field of geology. Dr Petersen holds a degree in Geological Engineering, Masters of Science in Mineralogy and Petrology, PhD in Mineralogy and Petrology and is a registered member of AusIMM.

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    Dr Jose Marques Braga Junior

    Executive Director, Brazil and Lead Exploration

    Dr Braga is former Principal Geologist at CBMM. His 12 years of experience at CBMM has allowed him to gain a unique skillset in Niobium and Rare Earth mineral assets. Dr Braga oversaw and managed CBMM’s full suite of geological activities including prospecting, metallurgy, modelling, mining, and administrative rights. He has authored multiple scholarly publications on alkaline-hosted Nb, REE, P deposits, saprolite and weathered ores in Brazil. Dr Braga holds a Degree in Geological Engineering, a Master’s in Mining Engineering, PhD in Geology and is a registered member of AusIMM with qualifications for mineral exploration and evaluation of supergene deposits of REE, Nb, P, Ba and Fe.