Directors

Directors

Geoff Atkins

Managing Director


Mr Atkins is a Civil Engineer with over 20 years of project and corporate development experience across commercial, industrial, mining and infrastructure sectors with responsibility for driving projects from concept, through feasibility and development to operational assets.

Mr Atkins is the current Managing Director of Cheetah. Other recent roles include Corporate Planning Manager at Lynas Corporation where he oversaw development and implementation of the corporate strategic planning process. This included the management and governance of the following capital works and business development programs:

  • Mt Weld Rare Earth Mine and Concentration Plant;
  • Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP): Kuantan, Malaysia;
  • Kangankunde Rare Earth Project: Malawi; and
  • Crown Polymetallic Deposit.

He has also held the position of Group Executive – Operations at Rutila Resources. In this role, he managed corporate and project development activities including the following strategic and execution plans, business cases, feasibility assessments, project management and governance activities:

  • $4B Balla Balla Infrastructure Project: 100Mtpa open access, greenfield port and rail development; and
  • $1B Balla Balla Titano-Magnetite Project.

Francis Harper LLB (Hons) BEc

Non-Executive Chairman


Mr Harper is a lawyer and has been a director of Blackwood Capital since 2002 and prior to that spent 15 years with NM Rothschild in the US, UK and Australia in M&A and resources finance. Blackwood Capital has raised over $1 billion for small caps since inception. Mr Harper (through Blackwood) financed West African Resources (WAF) and was chairman from 2009 to 2015. Mr Harper is also Non-Executive Chairman of ASX-listed Tietto Minerals Ltd (TIE).

Zane Lewis

Executive Director


Mr Lewis is a principal and joint founder of corporate advisory firm SmallCap Corporate which specialises in corporate advice and compliance administration to ASX listed companies. He is also a fellow of Chartered Secretaries Australia. Mr Lewis is a Non-Executive Director of Tap Oil (ASX:TAP), Lion Energy Limited (ASX:LIO), Kingsland Global (ASX:KLO) and 8VIC Holdings Limited (ASX:8VIC). Zane provides the Board with a wealth of knowledge obtained from his diverse financial and corporate experience in previous appointments.

Phillip Coulson

Non-Executive Director


Mr Coulson has over 18 years corporate advisory experience, having held senior advisory positions at Montagu Stockbrokers and Patersons Securities Limited. He has promoted and advised numerous companies in the identification and acquisition of technology and resource projects. Currently a private investor and corporate consultant, he holds debt and equity positions in a number of public and private companies.

Most recently, Phil facilitated the reverse takeover of ResApp Diagnostics Pty Ltd by Narhex Life Sciences Limited (ASX: RAP) and facilitated the reverse takeover of Alcidion Group Limited into Naracoota Resources Limited (ASX: ALC). Phil holds a Bachelor of Economics from UWA (1993).

Evan Cranston

Non-Executive Director


Mr Evan Cranston is an experienced mining executive with a background in corporate and mining law. He is the principal of corporate advisory and administration firm Konkera Corporate and has extensive experience in the areas of equity capital markets, corporate finance, structuring, asset acquisition, corporate governance and external stakeholder relations. He holds both a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia.