Board

 
 
Chairman and Non-executive Director

Mr Charbel Nader B.com, M App Fin, CA, CTA

Mr Nader is an investment banker with extensive experience in corporate finance and strategic advisory and board roles, including experience in mergers and acquisitions  project finance. Charbel has worked across a range of industries and has expertise in the finance of capital intensive projects with volatile returns. Charbel was formerly deputy chairman of Aspermont Ltd publisher of the Mining Journal and organiser of the Mines and Money events in Hong Kong, London and Melbourne.

Mr Nader was, head of Pitt Capital Partners Melbourne office (a subsidiary of Washington H Soul Pattinson), and  founding Chairman of successful media start up and oversaw its sale to Fairfax Ltd for in excess of $100m. He is Non-Executive Director of Madman Entertainment, distributor of the highly successful New Zealand film The Hunt for the Wilderpeople. He has been a director of gold mining companies with assets in Hungary. Mr Nader has a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Applied Finance from the University of Melbourne, is Chartered Accountant and is fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia.

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Geoffrey Hill MBA, MAICD

Mr Hill is the Executive Director of International Pacific Capital, and Managing Director of Asia Pacific Capital Group Limited. Matthew is an experienced merchant banker having worked previously at Potter Warburg (now UBS); Eventures (a joint venture between Newscorp and Softbank); Pitt Capital and Souls Private Equity Limited. Matthew specializes in resources and company listings on the ASX and NZX and acts for a number of multinational clients. Matthew has been responsible for leading the company into the development phase at the Talisman mine since his appointment in late 2012 and is primarily responsible for day to day operations and capital raising initiatives of the company. Mr. Hill is an alternate director of Pacific American Coal and a director of Broken Hill Prospecting Limited both listed on the ASX. Matthew Holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Master of Business Administration. He is a fellow of the FINSIA and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Hill was appointed as Alternate Director for Geoffrey Hill on 1 December 1999, and has served for nearly 9 years since his appointment as Director on 10 October 2006 and Executive Director on 3 September 2012. Matthew is a Director of Broken Hill Prospecting Limited ASX:BPL which holds a cobalt and heavy mineral sands project near Broken Hill in NSW Australia, He is also alternate director for Geoffrey Hill on Pacific American Coal ASX:PAK

Non-executive Director

Mr Murray Ronald Stevens, BSc, MSc(Hons), Dip.Geol.Sci, MAusIMM

Mr Stevens joined the Board on 9 June, 2016.

Mr Stevens has BSc and MSc (Hons) degrees in geology from the University of Auckland and a Post-graduate Diploma in Geoscience from Macquarie University in Sydney majoring in Mineral Economics.

Mr Stevens has over than 35 years of experience as a geologist and has provided consulting services to NTL since 2002.

Mr Stevens has extensive expertise exploring for epithermal gold deposits in the Coromandel and the wider Asia-Pacific region. He has held Senior Management and consulting roles in a number of public and private companies and was NTL’s (formerly Heritage Gold Ltd) first Exploration Manager from 1987 to 1996. He was instrumental in recognizing the potential for the Talisman Mine and the Rahu area when NTL acquired these areas in the early 1990’s. Murray played a key role in the original discovery made at Rahu and was the exploration consultant for NTL when the work undertaken between 2003 and 2006 delineated the current resources at Talisman.

Independent Director

James Murray McKee BA (Hons)

Murray McKee practices as a Public Policy and Risk Management Adviser in Wellington. He previously held Operations Management positions with a US offshore oil and gas exploration company (1975–1987) and Senior Management positions with Coal Corporation of New Zealand Limited (1987-1995). He was Chairman of the Coal Research Association of New Zealand (1995) and a Councillor on the New Zealand Minerals Industry Association (1993-1995).

He was a ministerial appointee to the New Zealand Conservation Authority for two terms and has served on both the West Coast and Tongariro/Taupo Conservation Boards.

Mr McKee has served on the New Talisman Gold Mines Board for 19 years, being appointed a Director on 16 March 1996.

Independent Director

Mr Tony Haworth, M.Sc (Tech), M.Sc (Fin), M.AusIMM

Mr Haworth has over 20 years’ experience spanning a variety of geological, corporate, finance and governance roles across the minerals industry and as a corporate adviser and investment banker.

Mr Haworth began his career as an Exploration Geologist with Heritage Gold (now NTL) and has worked in New Zealand and offshore for a range of private and public listed companies. His other previous roles include General Manager of Mawarid Mining (formerly National Mining Company) in Oman and Director of Liberty Gold Corporation in London. He is currently a Director at New Zealand corporate advisory firm Campbell MacPherson Ltd where he specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate valuation and financial analysis.

Mr Haworth holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a Masters in Earth Science from the University of Waikato and is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.