Page 12 - Axiom Mining Limited 2012 Annual Report

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Board of Directors
& Management
Mr Stephen Williams
Mr Ryan Mount
Mr Neil Stuart
Stephen was appointed Chairman
of Axiom Mining in July 2010.
Since then, he has overseen the
implementation of best practice
in corporate governance and has
also ensured that the expertise
of the Board has been channelled
to the appropriate areas of the
business. He has played an
integral role overseeing Axiom’s
recent business development in
the Solomon Islands and is also
Chairman of Axiom KB Limited
– Axiom’s 80%-owned subsidiary
company in the Solomon Islands.
Stephen is a corporate lawyer by
profession and is an experienced
director and chairman of public
companies from IPO through to
maturity. He is also currently a
Non-Executive Director of Prime
Ag Australia Limited.
Ryan joined the Axiom Board
as a Director in April 2009.
Following his appointment, he
led the crucial restructure of the
Company – an exercise which
saw Axiom gain full control of
its assets, define a clear strategic
direction, appoint new Board
and management team members
and establish a new head office
in Sydney. This turnaround
allowed Axiom to re-list on
the ASX in December 2009 as
a properly capitalised and fully
operational company.
In mid-2010, Ryan accepted the
Board’s offer of the CEO position.
Since his appointment, Ryan
has been relentless in driving
and refining Axiom’s operations,
and as a result, key components
of the business plan have been
achieved ahead of schedule and
clear operational targets have
been established. Ryan has also
played an integral role in securing
the Isabel Nickel Deposit in the
Solomon Islands and he is also
the CEO and a Director of Axiom
KB Limited.
Ryan has an extensive
background in Australian and
international financial markets,
as well as corporate advisory.
Neil joined the Axiom Board
as a Director in March 2009.
Since then, he has provided
the Company with exceptional
technical advice and has played
an important role in developing
Axiom’s prospects. Neil has a
reputation as one of Australia’s
best exploration geologists
and has an extensive mining
background that includes
leadership in the discovery
of a number of world class
mineral deposits.
He acquired the Cerro Negro
Epithermal Gold Deposit, which
formed Andean Resources. This
deposit has potential resources
of 9.5 million ounces of gold and
received a $3.4 billion takeover
bid by Gold Corp. Neil also
founded Orocobre Limited and
acquired the Oloroz Lithium
Deposit – this is now in mine
development at a cost of
$100 million.
Neil is a Fellow of the
Australasian Institute of
Mining and Metallurgy and
a Member of the Australian
Institute of Geoscientists. He
is also Chairman of Bowen
Energy Limited and a Director
of Overseas and General Limited.
Non-Executive Chairman
Chief Executive Officer
and Managing Director
Non-Executive Director
Axiom Mining Limited