NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN - Mr Phillip Sidney Redmond Jackson BJuris LLB MBA FAICD
Phillip is a barrister and solicitor with significant legal and international corporate experience, specialising in the areas of commercial and contract law, mining and energy law and corporate governance. Phillip was formerly legal manager for a major international mining company, and in private practice specialised in small to medium resource companies.
As Chairman, Phillip is responsible for Aurora's corporate governance stewardship. Phillip is currently a General Counsel of a major Australian oil and gas company. He has been a director of a number of Australian public companies, holds an MBA, and has management experience in administration, finance, accounting and human resources.
MANAGING DIRECTOR - Mr Martin Pyle BSc Hons. MBA
Martin is a geologist and a mining industry specialist with over 25 years' experience in the finance and resources industry in Australia. Having worked across a diverse range of commodities and been involved in various ASX listed companies, he has particular expertise in geology, exploration, resource and reserve estimation and feasibility study analysis.
Martin was previously in senior corporate finance roles with prominent Australian stock broking firms where he was responsible for the generation and execution of resources related equity raisings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory and research, as well as resource analysis. Most recently he has provided corporate advisory services to a number of junior resource companies and is Non-Executive Director of Gold Road Resources.
Mr Pyle holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours - Geology) and a MBA.
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Mr Peter Cordin BEng (Civil) (UWA), MIEAust, CPEng, FAusIMM (CP)
Peter is a civil engineer with over 35 years' global experience in mining and exploration both at operational and senior management level. He has direct experience in the construction and management of diamond and gold operations in Australia, Fenno-Scandinavia and Indonesia. Since 2006, he served as Managing Director before becoming the Chairman of ASX listed Dragon Mining Limited, playing an instrumental role in turning around the company, creating a successful +60,000oz/year gold producer in Fenno-Scandinavia.
Peter was previously Managing Director of Grant's Patch Mining Limited (100,000 ounce gold per year production) and was Director - Operations of Forsayth NL, responsible for the Group's operations in Australia, including the annual production of 320,000 ounces of gold from five mines. He has also been involved in the development of resource projects in Kazakhstan and New Caledonia.
Mr Cordin is a Non-executive Director of Coal of Africa Limited and Vital Metals Limited.
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Mr Tim Markwell BSc Hons. GDip Fin
Tim graduated with an honours degree in geology from UWA in 1993, and worked in senior technical roles for over 12 years with BHP Billiton, Golden Associates and Minara Resources. Tim specialised in resource assessment and was involved in feasibility studies for many resource projects in Australia.
Having completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment with FINSIA in 2000, Tim worked as a Resource Analyst for a Perth-based broking firm where he completed numerous research reports on Australian mining and exploration companies. Prior to joining the Lion Selection Group, Tim was a Senior Investment Analyst for the LinQ Resources Fund where he was responsible for making investment recommendations on behalf of the fund.
Tim joined Lion Manager in February 2007 to manage the African funds. Tim became an Executive Director of Lion Manager Pty Limited in September 2012.