Alto Metals Limited has assembled an experienced and well-respected board and management team comprising Mr Terry Streeter, Mr Dermot Ryan, Dr Jingbin Wang, Mr Terry Wheeler, Mr Stephen Stone and Mr Patrick Holywell.
Mr Terry Streeter - Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Streeter is a highly successful businessman with extensive experience in funding, listing and overseeing junior explorers in all exploration and economic cycles and has served in various roles in the nickel sulphide industry for over 30 years.
He was a Director of West Australian nickel explorer and miner Jubilee Mines NL from 1993 to May 2004, and was a founding shareholder of Western Areas NL (ASX: WSA) in 1999, which went on to discover and develop two high-grade nickel sulphide mines in the Forrestania region of Western Australia, producing 22,000 – 25,000t Ni pa. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Western Areas from 1999, and Non-Executive Chairman from 2007 to November 2013. He has also been a Non-Executive Chairman at Fox Resources Ltd since June 2005, served as a Non-Executive Director of Midas Resources Ltd from June 2001 to April 2013 and Minera IRL since April 2007.
In 2010, Mr Streeter founded Riverbank Resources Mineração Ltda, a private company incorporated in Brazil which is engaged in the exploration and development of iron, titanium, vanadium, base metal and gold projects throughout Brazil. Riverbank is actively exploring 100% owned iron and iron-titanium-vanadium projects in north-eastern Brazil.
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 40 years’ experience in the discovery 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 and Johnsons Well Mining NL (renamed Regis Resources Ltd) 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.
Dr Jingbin Wang - Non-Executive Director
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 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 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 Patrick Holywell - Company Secretary & Chief Financial Officer
Mr Holywell has fifteen years of experience in corporate governance, finance and accounting including employment at Deloitte and Patersons and has focused on providing CFO/Company Secretarial roles for listed/public companies in the junior resources sector. He has been involved in recent equity and debt transactions for companies with projects in Australia, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Colombia. He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Chartered Accountant as well as a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.