BOARD AND MANAGEMENT TEAM
Impact’s Board of Directors have extensive experience in mining and mineral exploration supported by a strong history of exploration success, business development and corporate management. The Board includes two highly experienced geologists with over 50 years combined industry experience, headed by a company Chairman with significant experience in the mining, finance and securities industries.
Peter J Unsworth, BCom – Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Unsworth, formerly a Chartered Accountant, has more than 35 years experience in the corporate finance, investment, and securities industries and a wealth of management experience with both public and private companies. A former Executive Director with a leading Western Australian stockbroking company, Mr Unsworth has been a director of a number of public exploration and mining companies. He recently completed a long period serving as Chairman of the Western Australian Government owned Gold Corporation (operator of The Perth Mint).
Dr Mike G Jones, MAIG – Managing Director
Dr Jones completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in Mining and Exploration Geology at Imperial College, London. His Ph.D work on gold mineralisation saw him move to Western Australia in 1988 to work for Western Mining Corporation exploring for gold and nickel deposits in the Yilgarn. From 1994 he consulted to the exploration and mining industry specialising in the integration of geological field mapping and the interpretation of geochemical, geophysical and remotely sensed data for target generation. Dr Jones has worked on over 80 projects both in greenfields and near mine exploration in a wide variety of mineralised terrains and was the founding director of Lithofire Consulting Geologists in Perth, Australia. He was also the team leader during the discovery of a significant gold deposit at the Higginsville Mining Centre, near Kalgoorlie and an iron ore deposit near Newman, both in Western Australia.
Mr Paul Ingram, B.AppSc, AIMM, MICA, Non-Executive Director
Mr Ingram is a geologist with extensive experience in managing major mineral exploration programs for several publicly listed companies and has been involved in the mining sector for over thirty years. He has designed and implemented innovative techniques for exploration in remote areas, and has managed projects in countries throughout Australia and east Asia.
Mr Ingram has been a director of the following listed companies in the past three years:
- Polo Resources Limited from January 2008 to January 2011;
- A-Cap Resources Limited since June 2009;
- West Australian Metals Limited from July 2009 to January 2010;
- Consolidated Global Investments Limited since September 2006;
- Caledon Resources Limited from February 2003 to March 2008; and
- Australian Pacific Coal Limited since March 2011.
Dr Markus Elsasser, Non-Executive Director
Dr Markus Elsasser is a German financier and investor in the mineral resources industry. He is Head of the Elsasser family office ‘M. Elsasser & Cie AG 1971′ in Dusseldorf, Germany. Dr Elsasser was previously a Director of Finance at the Dow Chemical Company in Germany and he has extensive General Management experience with former appointments as Managing Director in Australia and Singapore in the chemical and Food industries. Dr Elsasser has a degree and PhD in Business Administration from Cologne University, Germany.
Ms Felicity Gooding, Non-Executive Director
Ms Gooding is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Minderoo Group, the philanthropic and private business holdings of Mr and Mrs Andrew and Nicola Forrest. A Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years experience, Ms Gooding has specialised in due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt financing across various sectors in Washington DC, Singapore and London.
Ms Gooding has held senior positions at PwC, Diageo Plc and Fortescue Metals Group Ltd where she was instrumental in the raising of more than A$5 billion for project expansion financing. Prior to joining Minderoo, Ms Gooding was an executive at potash development company, Sirius Minerals Plc.
Leo Horn B Sc. Honours, MAIG, Chief Operating Officer
Leo Horn completed a Bachelor of Science in Geology with Honours at The University of Western Australia. His early exploration research in diamonds and then gold with CSIRO as an embedded researcher with Goldfields St Ives developed new geochemical and mineralogical techniques that later assisted the discovery and delineation of gold resources. Leo now has an extensive international career in the Mining and Exploration industry in gold, base metals, uranium and diamonds with several ASX and TSX listed companies which extends from Australia, North America and Southern Africa. Leo managed the discovery, resource definition and resource estimation of several high grade uranium deposits in Saskatchewan, Canada with UEX Corporation. Leo successfully managed Impact Minerals in the discovery of several deposit styles including IOCGU in Botswana, Africa as well as high grade epithermal in Queensland. Leo recently provided an integral role in the evaluation and acquisition of the flagship Commonwealth gold-silver-base metal deposit and the Broken Hill Platinum project which are the focus of Impacts current aggressive exploration campaign.
Bernard Crawford, B Com, CA, MBA, ACIS, Company Secretary
Mr Crawford is a finance and governance professional with over 25 years’ experience in the resources industry in Australia and overseas. He has held various positions in finance, governance and management with NYSE, TSX and ASX listed companies. Mr Crawford holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia, a Master of Business Administration from London Business School and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Governance Institute of Australia.