Jeff is currently non-executive chairman of S2 Resources Limited and a non-executive director of NRW Holdings Ltd and Fleetwood Holdings Ltd.
Jeff was up to September 2015 Sirius Resources’ non-executive chairman up until its takeover by Independence Group in September 2015. Jeff is a proficient corporate leader with 37 years' experience in professional services with Ernst & Young. Jeff has held numerous leadership roles within Ernst & Young including at national level which focused on the mining, oil and gas and other industries. Jeff's professional expertise centres around audit, risk and financial acumen derived from acting as lead partner on large public company audits, capital raisings and corporate transactions. Jeff's career with Ernst & Young culminated in his appointment as Managing Partner of the Ernst & Young Western Region for a period of 5 years. Jeff also led Ernst & Young's Oceania China Business Group, Ernst & Young’s management including at national level, and was responsible for building Ernst & Young's Oceania relationships with Chinese Corporations.
Jeff has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
David Flanagan AM CitWA
David Flanagan is a geologist with more than 25 years’ experience in the multi commodity mining and mineral exploration industry in Australia, Indonesia and Africa.
David has a BSc Mining & Minerals Exploration Geology, undertaken at Curtin University, School of Mines in Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
David was appointed as Chancellor of Murdoch University in 2013.
During 2014, David was named the Western Australian of the Year and Western Australian Business Leader of the Year. He was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship in 2013 and remains active in the not for profit sector.
In January 2018, David was awarded the prestigious Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia Award.
Brett has more than 30 years of experience as a geologist, manager, consultant and director in the resource exploration and mining industry throughout Australia and internationally. His industry experience is broad, dominated by exploration and resource definition.
Mr. Smith is involved with several ASX listed companies and is currently the Managing Director of Corazon Mining Ltd (ASX: CZN).
These companies are involved in various commodities with operations all over the world, including Australia and North America.
Brett is a founding director Battery Minerals Limited and does not expect that his directorships with other companies or other business activities will interfere with his ability to act as a Non-Executive Director to the Company.
Brett fulfils the role of an independent director as he is free from any business or other relationship that could materially interfere with, or reasonably be perceived to materially interfere with, the independent exercise of his judgment.
Ivy is a corporate governance specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in mining and resource estimation. She served as the national geology and mining adviser for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) from 2009–2015 and is currently Principal Consultant at CSA Global. Ivy’s experience in the mining industry in Australia and China, as an operations and consulting geologist includes open pit and underground mines for gold, manganese and chromite. As a consulting geologist she has conducted mineral project evaluation, strategy development and implementation, through to senior corporate management roles. Ivy has been a member of the VALMIN committee since 2015.
Ivy has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Geology) from Curtin University in Western Australia, is a member of AusIMM and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Paul has a Bachelor of Science from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
Paul has been based in China for 20 years and is currently Executive Chairman of Satori Investments, a China focused boutique investment advisory and private equity firm, board member of the Australian China Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai), and Life Member of the Australia China Business Council. Paul has lived in China since the mid-1990s and is widely known as one of the foremost experts on Chinese outbound investment, having been recognized with Deal of the Year by Mines and Money in 2014 for his origination and lead on the Baosteel-Aurizon on-market hostile takeover of Aquila, as well as being Young Leader of Asia by the Boao Forum for three years. Paul has been involved in many “first-of-a-kind” transactions in China’s history of outbound, and was also the Australia China Business Council’s key proponent in engaging with key Chinese government and enterprise from 2008-2014.
Gilbert George graduated with a Masters of Economics from a prestigious Japanese university.
Gilbert has a wide range of experience in international business development and management. Formerly a senior bilingual Australian embassy official in Tokyo he continues to provide strategic advice to companies in Australia, Africa, Japan, the US and Europe. He has been involved in over $950 million of new investment in Australia including in the resource industry, IT, food processing and service sectors. His resource experience includes coal, iron ore, gold, uranium, oil and heavy mineral sands. He currently holds directorships in Bedley Holdings , Victorian Wave Partners and Ocean Power Technologies Australasia and was formerly a director of Tokyo Gas Australia Pty Ltd and TEPCO Australia.
Mr George also has strong cultural interests, particularly in music education.