Alto Metals Limited has assembled an experienced and well-respected board and management team.
Mr Mark Connelly – Non-Executive Chairman
Mark was previously Managing Director of Papillion Resources and was instrumental in the US$570m takeover of Papillion by B2Gold Corp in October 2014. Prior to Papillon, Mark was Chief Operating Officer of Endeavour Mining, following its merger with Adamus Resources Limited where he was Managing Director and CEO. Mark is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Calidus Resources Ltd and Chesser Resources Ltd. He was previously the Chairman of West African Resources Ltd and a director of B2 Gold Ltd, Saracen Minerals Ltd and Ausdrill Ltd.
Mark is a Member at Australian Institute of Co. Directors, (MAICD) a Member of the Australian Institute of Management, (AIMM) and a Member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME).
Mr Matthew Bowles – Managing Director
Mr Bowles is a senior corporate finance executive with extensive public corporate advisory, private equity and capital markets experience in the resources sector. Mr Bowles has successfully negotiated domestic and cross border corporate funding, joint venture and M&A transactions for a number of ASX listed companies in Africa, the Americas and Australia. Mr Bowles was previously Chief Development Officer for a West African focused ASX listed company. He commenced his career with Rio Tinto where he worked in a number of corporate and commercial roles for nine years, before moving to London to work in banking and finance. Since his return to Australia he has held senior roles with global advisory firms, with a focus on the resources sector. Mr Bowles holds a Bachelor of Business, is a member of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
Mr Richard Monti – Non-Executive Director
Mr Monti is a geologist with a successful career of over 30 years in the international mineral resource industry, resulting in broad industry knowledge and strong strategic planning capabilities. He has first-hand working knowledge of all aspects of the industry. He has 48 years of experience as a Director on 13 ASX and TSX listed companies, covering exploration and mining activities. Directorships include four as Chairman and sitting on numerous sub-committees. Richard has held roles at several international and Australian companies including Anaconda Nickel, Azimuth Resources Limited, The North Group and The Normandy Group. He was a founding Director of Azimuth Resources and the architect of the Company’s eventual take over for A$190m in 2013. Richard was Principal of Ventnor Capital from 2005 to 2010, a corporate advisory business supplying advice across the commercial and corporate spectrum to junior and mid-size companies.
Graeme Smith – Company Secretary & CFO
Graeme Smith is an experienced resources sector executive with over 30 years’ experience in accounting and company administration. He is the principal of Wembley Corporate Services, which provides Company Secretarial, CFO and Corporate Governance services to public companies. He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Governance Institute of Australia.
Graeme Smith is currently the Company Secretary & CFO for several ASX listed companies, including companies that have successfully made the transition from gold explorer to profitable producer, and has been a director of numerous ASX listed Companies in recent years.