Board of Directors & Executives

Jesus Fernandez

Jesus Fernandez
Non Executive Director

Mr Fernandez is Principal at Galena Asset Management S.A and is the head of the M&A team for the Trafigura Group. Mr Fernandez joined the Trafigura Group in June 2004 and has 15 years of experience in mining investments and financing. Prior to joining the Trafigura Group, Mr Fernandez worked in the project finance team at an IPP in London. Mr Fernandez has a Master of Science degree (Finance and Investment) from the University of Exeter and a Licenciatura (Economics degree) from the Universidad de Cantabria, Spain.

D’Shorne Human

D’Shorne Human B.Com (Hons)
Chief Financial Officer

D’Shorne holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Pretoria and is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and an Associate Chartered Management Account with over 12 years post graduate experience in predominantly the resources sector.

After completing his audit articles at Deloitte & Touche in New York, he joined BHP Billiton in 2006, gaining extensive experience in production, treasury, marketing and accounting functions of the group across commodities such as coal, base metals and aluminium. Prior to leaving BHP Billiton D’Shorne spent a year implementing controls and improving finance process efficiencies in Africa, especially the DRC, Gabon and Burundi. After spending a few years in the heavy construction industry as compliance manager and South African treasurer at French-listed Alstom, D’Shorne returned to the mining industry as group financial manager for Total’s coal mining division in South Africa. Most recently he was the head of finance for the African operations of an Australian manufacturing company, Ampcontrol. During his tenure there, he was a key member of the executive team managing the South African and Botswana entities.

D’Shorne Human

Dennis Wilkins B.Bus, ACIS, AICD
Company Secretary

Mr Wilkins is the founder and principal of DWCorporate Pty Ltd, a leading privately held corporate advisory firm servicing the natural resources industry.

Since 1994 he has been a director of, and involved in the executive management of, several publicly listed resource companies with operations in Australia, PNG, Scandinavia and Africa. From 1995 to 2001 he was the Finance Director of Lynas Corporation Ltd during the period when the Mt Weld Rare Earths project was acquired by the group. He was also founding director and advisor to Atlas Iron Limited at the time of Atlas’ initial public offering in 2006.

Since July 2001 Mr Wilkins has been running DWCorporate Pty Ltd, where he advises on the formation of, and capital raising for, emerging companies in the Australian resources sector.

Mr Wilkins is currently a director of Key Petroleum Limited.