Mr Tremain is an experienced mining industry executive. He founded Renaissance Minerals Limited and listed it on the Australian Securities Exchange in June 2010 and served as Managing Director until its takeover by Emerald Resources NL in November 2016. During that time, Mr Tremain oversaw Renaissance’s as a first mover into the frontier jurisdiction of Cambodia and its growth from a grassroots exploration company to a gold development company. Mr Tremain served as an Executive Director of Emerald Resources NL until his appointment as Managing Director of Novo Litio Ltd. Mr Tremain graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce. Prior to founding Renaissance, he had over 10 years investment banking experience in the natural resources sector and held positions with Investec, NL Rothschild & Sons and Macquarie Bank.
Dr Francis Wedin
Executive Technical Director
Francis Wedin is an experienced mining industry professional, with a diverse expatriate working background spanning three continents and multiple commodities, producing a proven track record of exploration management, discovery and resource development success in the industry. Francis has a PhD in mineral exploration parameters focused on the Tethyan Metallogenic Belt, is a Fellow of the Geological Society, London, and a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He is bilingual in English and Turkish, with proficiencies in other languages, and is currently studying an MBA.
Mr Fitzgerald is an experienced Company Director and resource financier. He has worked with the resources sector for 30 years providing corporate advisory, project finance and commodity risk management services to a large number of companies in that sector. Mr Fitzgerald is a Non-Executive and lead Independent Director of Northern Star Resources Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of Danakali Resources Ltd, and Carbine Resources Ltd. He has previously held positions as Chairman of Integra Mining Ltd and Atherton Resources as well as senior executive roles with a number of Investment Banks with a focus on the provision of services to the mining sector. Mr Fitzgerald is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of FINSIA and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Funston is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with nearly twenty years’ experience in the mining industry and accounting profession. His expertise is financial management, regulatory compliance and corporate advice. Mr Funston possesses a strong knowledge of the Australian Securities Exchange requirements and has previously assisted a number of ASX listed resources companies as CFO and Company Secretary operating in Australia, South America, Asia, Africa, USA. Most recently Mr Funston was CFO and Company Secretary of Avanco Resources, a Brazilian focussed copper and gold producer, that was recently acquired by Oz Minerals Limited.