People: Metminco Ltd (MNC.AX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Read

65 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

William Howe

2010 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Philip Killen

Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary, Investor Relations Contact Officer

Gavin Daneel

2012 General Manager - Exploration

Colin Sinclair

2012 Executive General Manager

Stephen Tainton

58 2013 Executive Director

Roger Higgins

2013 Non-Executive Director

Phillip Wing

2009 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Francisco Vergara-Irarrazaval

2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Timothy Read

Timothy Read BA (Economics), Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment is a Non-Executive Chairman of Metminco Limited.Mr Read has over forty years experience in the mining and metals sector, first as a mining analyst, then as an investment banker and, most recently, as a corporate executive and director. Between 1995 and 1999, he was Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Mining and Metals Investment Banking for Merrill Lynch Inc. and, accordingly has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate finance, particularly M&A and equity capital markets. Between 1999 and 2006, he was the chief executive of Adastra Minerals Inc (acquired by First Quantum Minerals in 2006) and since then has acted as a non-executive director for several natural resource companies including Cumerio SA (acquired by Norddeutsche Affinerie in 2008), Kopane Diamond Developments (until December 2009), Starfield Resources Inc (until July 2011) and Faroe Petroleum plc. Tim is also a Director of Capital Drilling Limited, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

William Howe

William Howe is the Managing Director of Metminco Limited. Mr Howe, 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. Mr Howe 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.

Philip Killen

Philip Killen B.Maths/B.Com, CPA is a Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Metminco Limited. Appointed as the Secretary on 31 October 2009. Mr Killen is a finance professional with over 18 years experience in the mining and exploration sector as principal of CPK Consulting and prior to that in various senior executive roles, including Financial Controller of Plutonic Resources Limited and Chief Financial Officer of Otter Gold Mines Limited. Previously he was with the Caltex Group for over 10 years in various senior finance, audit and technology roles located in Australia and overseas. His experience includes financial modeling to support bankable feasibility studies, development of funding strategies, treasury, statutory and ASX compliance reporting, and implementation of commercial systems.

Gavin Daneel

Colin Sinclair

Mr. Colin Sinclair is Executive General Manager of Metminco Ltd. He has a Master of Science from University of London and Bachelor of Science in Geology from Durham University.

Stephen Tainton

Stephen Tainton BSc Geology (Hons) is the Executive Director of Metminco Limited. Mr Tainton is a geologist by profession with over 30 years’ experience in the exploration and mining sector of Africa, with a particular focus on South Africa and gold. Whilst he has spent most of his career in South Africa, he has been involved with the evaluation of projects in some 27 different countries involving a variety of commodities. Having started his career with Johannesburg Consolidated Investments Limited, he has held various positions in management, from exploration to business development, which culminated in his holding the position of Executive Director of the JSE listed company Western Areas Limited, prior to the sale thereof to Gold Fields Limited. At Gold Fields Mr Tainton held the position of Senior Consultant Strategy responsible for Gold Fields’ SA Region, and more specifically their deep level gold mines, South Deep, Kloof, Driefontein and Beatrix. Thereafter, he joined Partners in Performance, a Sydney based consultancy group, which focuses on business improvement.

Roger Higgins

Roger Higgins BE, MSc, PhD is a Non Executive Director of Metminco Limited. Mr Higgins was appointed to the Board on 8 October 2013. He 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. Mr 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.

Phillip Wing

Phillip Wing PhD, MEc, BEc, CA is a Non Executive Director of Metminco Limited. Appointed on 17 July 2009, Dr Wing is the 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).

Francisco Vergara-Irarrazaval

Francisco Vergara-Irarrazaval is a 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

Timothy Read

126,458

William Howe

508,275

Philip Killen

300,000

Gavin Daneel

323,451

Colin Sinclair

277,167

Stephen Tainton

310,000

Roger Higgins

--

Phillip Wing

--

Francisco Vergara-Irarrazaval

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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