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.
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 Schwertfeger brings over 20 years’ experience as a geologist with global industry experience primarily in gold and copper projects across Africa, South America, Australia and North America. He has previously held several technical roles in exploration and production for over 7 years with Newmont Mining Corporation where he spent several years working throughout West Africa including Cote d’Ivoire. Mr Schwertfeger has prior experience as a Director of ASX listed mineral resource companies through previous Managing Director and Non-Executive Director roles, and is currently a Non-Executive Director with Alicanto Minerals Limited.
Mr O’Connor is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Company Secretary with over 25 years’ corporate experience. He has over 15 years’ experience in the mining and energy industries with the last 7 years being involved in companies with overseas mining operations. Importantly, Mr O’Connor has experience in the financial and administration management of African operations, having served as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of African focussed Kasbah Resources Limited for 6 ½ years until October 2017. During his tenure at Kasbah, Mr O’Connor was involved in the negotiation and management of joint ventures, feasibility studies and capital raisings.