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Metminco Ltd (MNC.AX)

MNC.AX on Australia Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Phillip Wing

2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Brian Jones

2017 Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary

William Howe

58 2014 Managing Director, Executive Director

Roger Higgins

65 2013 Non-Executive Director

Ram Venkat

34 2017 Non-Executive Director

Francisco Vergara-Irarrazaval

2010 Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Phillip Wing

Dr. Phillip John Wing Ph.D, CA is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Metminco Limited. Dr Wing is an Executive Chairman of a number of special purpose private equity firms. He is currently Chairman of a family office private equity fund and non executive Director of six investee companies ranging from mining to medical devices. Until January 2006, Phillip was for 7 years a partner of Technology Venture Partners (TVP), a specialist Institutional Information Technology and Telecommunications venture capital firm, and was an active non-executive director on many of TVP’s portfolio companies in Australia and overseas. Prior to joining TVP, Phillip was a senior executive in IBM’s global and Asia Pacific management team. He held responsibility for a major industry business unit in Asia and was also General Manager of the IBM (Australia and New Zealand) consulting business. His last role in IBM was as General Manager (Global Services) responsible for strategy, marketing and business development including acquisitions, alliances and business partners. Prior to his career at IBM, Phillip was a partner at Ernst and Young, KPMG Peat Marwick and Touche Ross, specializing in strategy and IT and corporate advisory consulting. Phillip held managing partner roles responsible for the consulting business units and spent two years on secondment as the Chief Information Officer of NSW Health. Phillip has worked extensively in the USA, Asia, and Europe. He has a Bachelor and Masters of Economics and has completed a PhD in Organisational Change. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and also an adjunct lecturer with the Centre for Applied Finance (Macquarie University).

Brian Jones

Mr. Brian Jones has been Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary at Metminco Limited since July 14, 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years’ experience as Company Secretary in other ASX listed companies.

William Howe

Mr. William James Howe is Managing Director, Executive Director of the company.. He appointed as Director on 17 July 2009 and Managing Director on 8 December 2010. William, the founder of Hampton Mining Limited, has over 30 years experience in the mining industry and has worked in Southern and West Africa, Asia, Australia and the USA. He has been instrumental in the development of a number of new mining operations in Australia and Indonesia including the development and management of the first copper heap leach project in Australia, and an open pit coal mine in South East Kalimantan in Indonesia. He specializes in optimising existing operations and the development of new operations in both underground and open pit mining environments and has extensive experience in mine development, mine management and corporate management. He has worked in many geological and mining environments in several countries around the world and in such commodities as gold, coal, copper, uranium, antimony, chrome and tin. William was a founding director of Straits Resources Limited and was Managing Director of Ghana Gold Mines Limited, Hargraves Resources NL, Selwyn Mines Limited and Hampton Mining Limited.

Roger Higgins

Dr. Roger John Higgins Ph.D. is Non Executive Director of Metminco Limited. He was appointed to the Board on 8 October 2013. Dr. Higgins has over 40 years of mining industry experience, which has included environmental, strategy, project development and operational roles. He commenced working in the industry as an engineering hydrologist working on pit flooding and tailings disposal issues. Subsequent experience included responsibility for projects and operations in arid Australia and the deserts of northern Chile, as well as in eastern and western Canada. Dr Higgins’ earlier career included various hydrology related positions in Papua New Guinea (Australian Government and Bougainville Copper), and 4-years at the University of New South Wales, where he completed a PhD in water resource economics. He subsequently spent 26-years with BHP as Manager Planning and Development BHP Copper, General Mine Manager Escondida, Managing Director Ok Tedi, Vice President Project Development Chile and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Australia, responsible for the Olympic Dam and Cannington mines. Thereafter he spent 5-years with Teck Resources Limited as Senior Vice President Copper in Vancouver BC where he was responsible for Teck’s copper business unit and its related operations in Canada, Chile and Peru. He is the Chairman of the Safety, Health and Sustainable Development Committee.

Ram Venkat

Mr. Ram Venkat is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Venkat is a seasoned capital markets executive who has worked across the Investment Banking, Equity Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and multi-asset Structuring groups at several global investment banks. Most recently, Ram was a Director at a leading Australian investment bank, and prior to that Citigroup Global Markets where he was responsible for structuring funding solutions and providing capital structuring advice to corporate clients. Mr Venkat’s career has focused on helping companies navigate through complex and evolving landscapes of risk, including strategic, growth, funding/capital, acquisition and market-related. He is passionate about helping businesses achieve their strategic objectives and brings an extensive global network to help the Company achieve its goals. Ram has an undergraduate BASc degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, and an M.B.A. from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto (summa cum laude). Ram combines the knowledge and skillset of an engineer, his extensive experience in investment banking and his record of working with companies to achieve sustainable profitability, coupled with his experience in financial structuring and corporate oversight, to bring valuable and differentiated skills to the board room.

Francisco Vergara-Irarrazaval

Mr. Francisco Vergara-Irarrazaval is Non Executive Director of Metminco Limited. He pursued Law Degree from the Catholic University of Chile. Fulbright Scholar and undertook graduate studies in the Institute of International and Foreign Trade Law of Georgetown University, Washington D.C. and at the Law School of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Appointed on 1 April 2010, Francisco has over 30 years experience in the mining industry in Chile and other Latin American countries where he was Vice President of Compania Minera El Indio and Compania Minera San Jose, subsidiaries of St. Joe Minerals Corporation until 1991. In 1991, he established Vergara & Cia, Law Firm, providing legal services to different mining companies and international engineering firms focused in natural resources, energy, shipping and agriculture.Vergara has also acted for foreign governments through their embassies in Chile and as Director of listed companies and Chairman and Director of a number of unlisted companies.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Phillip Wing

63,540

Brian Jones

--

William Howe

225,000

Roger Higgins

37,500

Ram Venkat

--

Francisco Vergara-Irarrazaval

37,500
As Of  30 Dec 2016