Coda Minerals is an exploration company focused on the exploration, discovery and development of minerals in the base metals, precious metals and battery minerals sector.
Coda has the exclusive right to earn up to a 75% interest in the Elizabeth Creek Copper Project in South Australia. The Elizabeth Creek Copper Project has a long history of Cu production, established JORC 2012 compliant Resources and excellent exploration upside potential.
The Company listed on the ASX in October 2020, following a heavily oversubscribed IPO and is actively progressing exploration at its flagship Emmie Bluff Copper-Cobalt-Silver prospect.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Keith Jones BBus, FCA, FAICD, FFin
Mr Jones is an experienced public company Chairman with a background of over 40 years professional experience providing advisory and consulting services to the mining and resources sector.
Mr Jones served for 10 years on the Board of Deloitte Australia and was elected Chairman of Deloitte Australia for four years. He is the former Chairman of Gindalbie Metals Limited and Cannings Purple and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Ora Banda Mining Limited.
Mr Jones has significant executive leadership experience serving for 15 years as the Managing Partner of Deloitte in Western Australia and as Leader of the National Chinese Services Group and National Energy and Resources Group.
As a Partner of Deloitte, Mr Jones provided Audit, Corporate Finance and Advisory Services to a wide range of corporate clients with a focus on the resources sector. He has also advised on numerous transactions, capital raisings, valuations and takeovers as advisor or expert.
Chris Stevens BA (Hons), MA (Oxon), MSc, GAICD, FAusIMM
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Mr Stevens is an experienced resources executive and mineral economist who joined Coda after holding therole of CEO at Gindalbie Metals. Prior to joining Gindalbie in 2016, Mr Stevens was the Western Australian Mining Consulting Lead at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he managed professional teams to devise strategy, evaluate investment options and assist in delivery of major transactions for various ASX listed mining and energy companies.
Prior to joining PwC, Mr Stevens held senior roles in the mining industry including General Manager- Commercial at Asia Iron and Commercial Manager at Gindalbie Metals.
In addition to his executive resources experience, Mr Stevens has over 18 years’ experience working with Chinese companies in commercial consulting and private equity. Mr Stevens holds an Honours degree from the University of Oxford, a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from Curtin University, and is a fluent Chinese speaker.
Colin Moorhead BSc (Hons), FAusIMM (CP), FSEG, GAICD
Mr Moorhead is an experienced mining professional. He is well recognised in the mining industry, including building safe, successful and highly regarded technical teams; ability to develop and deliver strategy, culture and governance; a thorough understanding of the technical, legal and commercial aspects of the mining business with an exposure to many different cultures and operating environments. Also recognised as a leader in the areas of health, safety, environment and community.
Prior to joining Coda Minerals, he served as CEO PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk (2016-2018), EGM Minerals, Newcrest Mining Ltd, Australia (2008- 2015), GM Resources & Reserves of the same company (2006- 2008), Geology Manager, PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals, Gosowong Gold Mine, Indonesia (2003-2006), Technical Services Manager, Cadia Holdings Ltd, NSW, Australia (1997-2003), and various other positions in the mining industry in a career spanning 33 years since 1987. Mr. Moorhead is Immediate Past President of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and a former member of The JORC Committee. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program (AMP183, 2012).
Robin Marshall I.Eng(UK), MAICD
Mr Marshall has previously been involved in managing the successful delivery of some of the world’s largest resource projects, including major iron ore projects for BHP Billiton and North Limited.
At Vale Inco, he held the position of Project Director with responsibility for delivery of the multi-billion dollar Goro Nickel Project in New Caledonia through to its commissioning in early 2009. At BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Mr Marshall held the position of Vice President – Asset Development Projects with responsibility for the development of a number of projects in the first wave of expansion in the iron ore business sector.
In addition to these roles, Mr Marshall also previously held key positions of Project Manager for the West Angelas Iron Ore Project with North Limited, Project Director with Iron Ore Company of Canada, Manager Projects for Forrestania Gold/LionOre Australia, Manager Engineering & Project Services for Western Mining Corporation and Project Manager for Nedpac (Signet Engineering).
Paul Hallam BE(Hons)Mining, FAICD, FAusIMM
Mr Hallam has more than 40 years Australian and international resource industry experience. His operating and corporate experience is across a range of commodities (iron ore, bauxite, alumina, aluminium, gold, silver, copper, zinc and lead) and includes both surface and underground mining. Mr Hallam retired in 2011 to pursue a career as a professional non-executive director. He has held Australian and international non-executive director roles since 1997.
His former executive roles include Director – Operations with Fortescue Metals Group, Executive General Manager – Developments & Projects with Newcrest Mining Limited, Director – Victorian Operations with Alcoa and Executive General Manager – Base and Precious Metals with North Ltd.
Mr Hallam is a qualified mining engineer and holds a BE (Hons) from Melbourne University and a Certificate of Mineral Economics from Curtin University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.
Zhu Changjiang Bachelor of Mining Mechanical Engineering
Mr Zhu is an experienced mining engineer. He has been with Ansteel since 1987 and is a director and the CEO of Karara Mining Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Ansteel).
Mr Zhu holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Northeastern University of China and a master’s degree in Economics Management. He has held various senior maintenance positions across Ansteel’s iron ore operations including as Manager – Mechanical Maintenance, Manager – Pelletizing Plant and General Manager Processing for the Gong Chang Ling Iron Ore Operation. In 2016, he was appointed as Deputy Director Production & Operations of Ansteel.
Mr Zhu is a Council Member of Metallurgical Mine Association of China. In June 2017, Mr Zhu was appointed to the board of Karara Mining and was subsequently appointed General Manager Operations in August 2017. Mr Zhu was promoted to CEO of Karara Mining in October 2019.
Mr Zhu joined the Board of Coda as a nominee of Ansteel on 22 May 2020 in accordance with the Shareholding Deed between Coda and Ansteel (refer to Section 10.3 for further details on this agreement).
Susan Hunter BCom, ACA, F Fin, FGIA, FCIS, GAICD
Ms Hunter has over 23 years’ experience in the corporate finance industry and extensive experience in Company Secretarial and Non-Executive Director roles with ASX, AIM and TSX listed companies. Ms Hunter holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Graduate Member of the Governance Institute of Australia. She is currently Company Secretary of several ASX listed companies.
Matt Weber BSc, BSc, MSc, MAusIMM
Manager – Economics & Geology
Mr Weber is an exploration geologist with approximately ten years’ experience in the WA mining and exploration sector. Prior to his time at Gindalbie, Mr Weber held a role in the resources policy division at the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
Mr Weber has previously held exploration geology roles across a number of small exploration companies, focussing on gold, iron ore and base metals, and spent time as a member of the exploration team for Rio Tinto in their Pilbara iron operations. Mr Weber holds bachelor’s degrees in Applied Geology and Environmental Biology, and a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from Curtin University.
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