Alto Metals Limited has assembled an experienced and well-respected board and management team comprising Dr Jingbin Wang, Mr Dermot Ryan, Mr Terry Wheeler, Mr Stephen Stone and Mr Robert (Sam) Middlemas.
Dr Jingbin Wang – Non-Executive Chairperson
Dr Wang has a B.Sc in Mineral Prospecting and Exploration from Central-South University of Technology Changsha, China, and an MSc and PhD in magmatic petrology and economic geology from the same university. Dr Wang is a geologist with extensive international minerals experience, and has been Chairman since 2004 of Sinotech Minerals Exploration Co. Ltd. He
He has been President of the prestigious Beijing Institute of Geology for Mineral Resources since 2002, and is an accomplished mining team leader with a track record of discovering major deposits around the world. Dr Wang has also held the title of Vice-President of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association since 2008 and was Executive Director of China Nonferrous Metals Resource Geological Survey from 2003 -2015. Dr Wang is a leader in the non-ferrous metals industry in China with over 30 years’ experience in mineral exploration and mining. Dr Wang is also the Chairman and Director of East Africa Metals Inc. (TSX-V) and Nickel North Exploration Corp. (TSX-V) and a Director of Orca Gold Inc. (TSX-V).
Mr Dermot Ryan – Managing Director
Mr Ryan is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, has Chartered Professional (CP) accreditation in the discipline of Geology and is a graduate from Curtin University in Western Australia. He has over 39 years’ experience in the discovery and successful development of gold, base metals, iron ore, diamond and uranium deposits. He spent 20 years with the CRA (Rio Tinto) group of companies, including ten years as Chief Geologist for CRA Exploration in various parts of Australia and was then GM Exploration for Great Central Mines / Normandy Yandal Operations in the 5 year period up to 2001. Over the past 16 years he has acted as a mineral exploration consultant to private and public exploration companies in Western Australia. Mr Ryan is currently Managing Director of ASX listed Enterprise Metals Limited.
Mr Terry Wheeler – Non-Executive Director
Mr Wheeler is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Inc., a Member of the Association of Exploration Geochemists, and an Associate Member of the International Association of Geoanalysts. Mr Wheeler commenced employment at the DSIR (Department of Scientific & Industrial Research) in London in 1958 and achieved his academic qualifications whilst gaining excellent practical work experience. He migrated to Perth, Western Australia, in 1967 and joined Western Mining Corporation, where his mineral analysis experience was gained, and with further study and qualifications he was promoted to Chief Chemist of the Kambalda Nickel Operation in the Eastern Goldfields. Terry and his wife Christina established Genalysis Laboratory Services in 1975, and grew the company into one of the largest and most successful analytical companies in the southern hemisphere with over 300 technical staff. In 2007, Genalysis Laboratory Services was purchased by Intertek Group plc.
Mr Stephen Stone – Non-Executive Director
Mr Stone BSc (Hons) Mining Geology, MAusIMM, FAICD graduated with honours in Mining Geology from University of Wales, Cardiff and has since gained more than 30 years’ operating, project evaluation, executive management and corporate development experience in the international mining and exploration industry. He has worked for several years at the large open pit and underground copper mines of the Zambian Copperbelt and has since been involved in the formation and management of several junior ASX listed exploration companies. In 2007 he was appointed Managing Director of West African explorer Azumah Resources Limited and has overseen the discovery of over 2 million ounces of gold resources, the completion of a feasibility study and the substantial funding from international sources. In January 2016, Mr Stone joined the board of ASX listed and fellow Ghana gold explorer Castle Minerals Ltd.
Mr Robert (Sam) Middlemas – Company Secretary & Chief Financial Officer
Mr Middlemas is a chartered accountant with more than 20 years’ experience in senior financial management and executive roles with a number of listed public companies operating predominantly in the resources sector. He is the principal of a corporate advisory company which provides financial, board and secretarial services specialising in capital raisings, initial public offerings, corporate secretarial, financial and management reporting, treasury and corporate governance.