John Hick BA, LLB
Mr. Hick has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry in both senior management positions and as an independent director, during which he has spent the majority of his time based in Toronto, Canada. He is also an independent director of a number of TSX (or TSXV) listed companies, most of which are in the mining sector. Previously Mr. Hick has held board and/or senior management positions with a number of other Canadian mining companies, including Medoro Resources Ltd., Defiance Mining Corp./Geomaque Explorations Ltd, TVX Gold Inc., Cambior Inc., Rio Narcea Gold Mines Ltd, Rayrock Resources Inc., Revett Minerals Inc. and Placer Dome Inc.
André Wessels BEng, MBA, GAICD, MAusIMM
Mr. Wessels is an industrial engineer with more than 27 years experience in mining and related fields, steel, financial services and information and communication technology industries. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute for Company Directors and member of AusIMM and has lived and worked in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia. He joined Era Resources as Vice President in 2015 and was appointed CEO by the board from January 2018.
Sir Rabbie Namaliu
Former Prime Minister Sir Rabbie Namaliu is a distinguished statesman and committed Papua New Guinean with ministerial experience in Foreign Affairs and Trade, Treasury, Primary Industry, Petroleum and Energy and other areas of government responsibility including being the Speaker of the Papua New Guinea National Parliament. Sir Rabbie holds directorships of other Papua New Guinea companies, including non-executive Director of Bougainville Copper Limited and Chairman of the publicly listed investment company Kina Asset Management Limited. In February 2010, Sir Rabbie was appointed Chairman of Kramer Ausenco, a joint venture of PNG engineering company Kramer (PNG) Limited and Ausenco of Australia. He has also been appointed as a non – Executive Director of the Post Courier.
Former Minister of Mining in Papua New Guinea Government
Nathan Chutas PhD, CPGGeneral Manager YMCL
Dr. Chutas has over 15 years of experience in mining and exploration, having worked on a variety of metallic resource projects in the US, Alaska, Mexico, South Africa and PNG.
Irena Al-ShameriFinancial Controller, Era Resources Inc.
Ms Al-Shameri joined Era Resources in May 2016. Ms Al-Shameri has over 20 years of broad experience in finance and accounting. She started her career with KPMG in East Europe and later held leadership positions with multinational companies in the Middle East and Australia, mainly in the resources sector.
Mick WilliamsOperations Manager
Mr Williams joined Era Resources in August 2017. Mick has more than 12 years in exploration experience managing day to day operations of everything from junior iron ore explorers to multi-national oil and gas companies. Of this, more than 6 years have been in remote operations in PNG.