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A. Geoffrey Loudon (Chairman and Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Loudon is a New Zealand based resource professional with qualifications in geology and engineering. His extensive international experience covers resource exploration, development and production as well as investment banking. Mr. Loudon has worked worldwide including Australasia, Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Geoff Loudon is Executive Chairman of the private New Zealand based L&M Group of minerals and energy companies as well as Chairman of ASX and NZX listed hydrocarbon explorer L&M Energy. He is a director of the Papua New Guinea based PNG City Mission.
Mr. Loudon was founder and Chairman of Niugini Mining Limited, discoverer of the Lihir gold deposit in PNG which was developed by RIO TINTO in 1995. Mr Loudon was a founding director of Lihir Gold Limited from inception in 1995 until it was taken over in 2010.
Professional affiliations include Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists , Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy , Member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Member of the American Institute of Mining and Exploration.
Stephen Rogers (Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Rogers a non-executive director of Nautilus was the President and CEO of the Nautilus Minerals Group from June 2008 to October 2012.
Mr Rogers joined Nautilus in 2007 as Chief Development Officer, responsible for the definition and execution of the Solwara 1 Development Project in Papua New Guinea. He has 35 years of experience in the offshore industry with a background in corporate and project management. Before joining Nautilus he worked with Clough (one of Australia's leading engineering and construction companies) as CEO Oil and Gas, and prior to that he was MD of Technip Oceania, Europe's leading oil and gas services group and one of the world's leading deepwater subsea contractors.
Russell Debney (Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Debney was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nautilus Minerals Niugini Limited and Nautilus Minerals Oceania Limited prior to the acquisition of those companies by Nautilus. He has been actively involved in Nautilus' development strategy, almost since inception. He is based in Sydney, Australia and is a commercial and corporate lawyer as well as a Director of a number of companies in the mining and resources industry.
Mr. Debney has extensive experience in the management, financing and structuring of resource projects, particularly in the offshore environment. He was a Director and Senior Vice President of the Global Engineering Group, a world leading offshore oil and gas engineering company for almost 15 years. Mr Debney is currently Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Nickel Limited, an ASX-listed mining company with a revolutionary new hydrometallurgical process for treating nickel laterites.
Matthew Hammond (Non-Executive Director)
Mr Hammond is the Group Managing Director of Mail.ru, one of Russias largest internet companies whewre he has beena director since 2010. Before that he was the Group Strategist at Metalloinvest Holdings, where he had responsibility for part of the non-core asset portfolio and advised the Metalloinvest Board on strategic acquisitions and investments.
Prior to joining Metalloinvest, Mr Hammond was a Director at Credit Suisse, where he worked for 12 years. He has a BA (Hons) from Bristol University in economics and history. As a non-executive director he also sits on the boards of Strike Resources and Puricore Plc.
Cynthia Thomas (Non-Executive Director)
Ms. Thomas joined the Board of Directors in June 2010. She has 28 years of banking and mine finance experience, and currently acts as Principal of Conseil Advisory Services Inc. ("Conseil"), an independent financial advisory firm specialising in the natural resource industry which she founded in 2000. Prior to founding Conseil, Ms. Thomas worked with Bank of Montreal, Scotiabank and ScotiaMcLeod in the corporate and investment banking divisions. Ms. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. Ms. Thomas was formerly a Director of PolyMet Mining Corp. and is currently a Director and Chair of Victory Nickel Inc., Director of KWG Resources Inc. and a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Ferrinov Inc., a private corporation.
Dr. Mohammed Al Barwani (Non-Executive Director)
Dr. Mohammed Al Barwani joined the Board in September 2012. He is founder and Chairman of MB Holding Co. LLC (MB Group), has a Bachelor's Degree in Science from Miami University, Ohio, USA, and has a Master's Degree and PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Herriott-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
Dr. Mohammed Al Barwani worked as a petroleum engineer for Petroleum Development Oman from 1976 to 1986. He founded MB Petroleum Services in 1986, Petrogas in 1999, Mawarid Mining in 1987, acquired United Engineering Services in 2007 and Oceanco in 2010. Today MB Holding is the parent company of a number of companies with wide ranging interests in Oilfield services, Exploration and Production of hydrocarbon, mining & minerals, engineering & manufacturing and Investments. The Group has operations in 20 countries, 6,000 employees of 51 nationalities and generates revenues in excess of US$ 1.2 billion. Al Barwani is also the Chairman of Musstir, a property, hotels and resorts development company.
Al Barwani is non-executive Chairman of two publicly listed companies, Transgulf Holding and Al Madina Insurance, and is a member of the Board of Oman Air (the National airline), formerly was a member of Boards of National Bank of Oman (1986-2005), Shell Oman Marketing Company (1987-2005) and Taageer Leasing Company (2001-2006). He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland to the Sultanate of Oman. He is a member of the Sea-keepers International, a group dedicated to the protection of Ocean's eco-systems and its environment.
He was conferred "COMMANDEUR" IN DE ORDE VAN ORANGE-NASSAU by Her Majesty the Queen of The Netherlands in January, 2012.
Michael Johnston (Interim President and CEO)
Mr Michael Johnston, was appointed Nautilus' interim President and CEO in October 2012. Mr Johnston joined the company in 2006 as the Vice President for Strategic Development and Exploration. He was formerly General Manager for Exploration with Placer Dome Asia Pacific, where he oversaw Placer Dome's exploration efforts in Australia and Asia, as a senior member of Placer Dome's exploration and Asia-Pacific operations management team. Prior to this role, Mr. Johnston was technical services manager for Placer Dome at the massive Porgera Gold Mine in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, where he managed the technical teams responsible for exploration, geology, geotech and engineering within the 210,000 tonnes per day open pit and 3,000 tonnes per day underground operations.
With more than 25 years experience in the mining industry, the last 11 of which with Placer Dome, Mr. Johnston brings to Nautilus a strong knowledge of the mining industry, people, decision makers, and laws throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He also has extensive ore reserve and project evaluation experience, a track record of finding ore bodies, and a strong understanding of all aspects of deep sea mining, through his management of Placer Dome's involvement in the Solwara projects.
Shontel Norgate (Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary)
Prior to joining Nautilus, Ms. Norgate was the financial controller of Macarthur Coal Ltd., which is a publicly-listed coal mining company on the Australian Securities Exchange. Before joining Macarthur, Ms. Norgate was the financial controller of a listed exploration company for seven years and commenced her career as an auditor with a predecessor firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Australia. Ms. Norgate is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Chartered Secretaries of Australia.
Ms. Norgate has 15 years commercial experience in the resources industry including debt and equity finance, financial reporting, project management, corporate governance, commercial negotiations and business analysis.
Kevin Cain (VP Projects)
Kevin Cain joined Nautilus as Project Director for Solwara 1 Project in May 2010. Kevin has 35 years experience in the offshore oil and gas industry with experience in the North Sea, Middle East, South East Asia and Australasia. Mr Cain's experience covers shallow and deep water projects and FEED to development of offshore projects.
Samantha Smith (VP Corporate Social Responsibility)
Dr Smith joined Nautilus Minerals in 2006 as Manager -- Environment and later became Manager -- Environment and Community and then VP Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to joining Nautilus, Dr Smith lectured at the University of Bristol and the University of Toronto and worked as a consultant to Placer Dome Gold. Dr Smith also serves as an Officer (President-elect) of the International Marine Minerals Society and is a steering committee member of the European Union/Secretariat of the Pacific Community Deep Sea Minerals Assessment Project.
Dr Smith has more than 17 years experience conducting environmental assessments with experience in Mexico, Canada, UK and Papua New Guinea. At Nautilus Minerals, Dr Smith has co-ordinated collaborative deep sea scientific research with experts in marine science, ensuring Nautilus contributes to the local and global knowledge of the marine environment. Dr Smith led an inter-disciplinary team of local and international specialists to design and complete the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the Solwara 1 Project. This ground-breaking work led to the approval of the world's first Environment Permit for seafloor massive sulphide extraction.
Mel Togolo (PNG Country Manager)
Mr Mel Togolo has over 30 years of experience in senior roles, working for industry and government in Papua New Guinea and abroad. He was President of the Business Council of Papua New Guinea for six years and continues to remain an Executive on the Council.
Mr Togolo has represented industry at the board level, including roles at Westpac Bank PNG Limited, Highlands Gold Limited and Bougainville Copper Limited, and was also Deputy Chairman of the Investment Promotion Authority of Papua New Guinea. He is Chairman of the Board of National Superannuation Fund Limited.
In January of 2004, Mr Togolo was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to commerce and industry. Prior to his appointment at Nautilus he worked for ten years as the General Manager of Corporate Affairs at Placer Dome Niugini Limited.
Paul Taumoepeau (Tonga Country Manager)
Mr Taumoepeau grew up in Tonga, before going overseas to pursue academic studies. He returned to Tonga in 1992 working firstly in the public sector before moving to the private sector. Mr Taumoepeau spent 13 years with the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, where he filled numerous positions, setting up domestic market and corporate services systems. Prior to his appointment at Nautilus he worked for Leiola Group Limited, where he was the General Manager in his last two years. Mr Taumoepeau is Vice President of the Tonga Chamber of Commerce & Industry and is the chairman of the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO).