Board of Directors

Matt Shackleton

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Matt is a resources executive and Chartered Accountant with 20 years experience in senior management and board roles. Previously the Managing Director of ASX listed Western Australian gold developer Mount Magnet South NL, Matt was the founding director of ASX listed and West African gold and bauxite explorer Canyon Resources Limited, and previously an Executive Director with Brazilian gold explorer Mineralis Limited. He has also held senior roles with Bannerman Resources Limited, a uranium developer, Skywest Airlines, iiNet Limited and DRCM Global Investors in London.

Matt holds a B.Comm. (Economics & Accounting) from Murdoch University in Western Australia, an MBA from The University of Western Australia, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia & New Zealand, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors


Jim Walker

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Walker is currently Non-executive Chairman of Macmahon Holdings Ltd (ASX: MAH) having been a member of the Macmahon board since 2013.

In addition to his role at Macmahon, Mr Walker is Chairman at Austin Engineering Ltd (ASX: ANG), Wesley College and the State Training Board. He is Deputy Chairman of Seeing Machines Ltd (AIM: SEE), RACWA Holdings Pty Ltd and the WA Motor Museum.

Previously, Mr Walker was a director of Seven Group Holdings Ltd and National Hire Group, and a past National President of the Australian Institute of Management.


Rhett Brans

Non-executive Director

Mr Brans is an experienced director and civil engineer with over 45 years experience in project developments. He is currently a Non-executive Director of Syrah Resources and Carnavale Resources Ltd. Previously, Mr Brans was a founding director of Perseus Mining Limited and served on the boards of Tiger Resources Limited and Monument Mining Limited.

Throughout his career, Mr Brans has been involved in the management of feasibility studies and the design and construction of mineral treatment plants across a range of commodities and geographies. Importantly, he has extensive experience as an owner’s representative for several successful mine feasibility studies and project developments. Mr Brans experience in guiding optimisation of treatment plant designs resulting in material financial improvements for projects has the potential to add significant value for APC at Lake Wells.

Mr Brans holds a Dip.Engineering (Civil), and is a member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Brett Lambert

Non-executive Director

Mr Lambert is a mining engineer and experienced company director in the Australian and international mineral resources industry. Over a career spanning 35 years, Mr Lambert has held senior management roles with Western Mining Corporation, Herald Resources, Western Metals, Padaeng Industry, Intrepid Mines, Thundelarra Exploration and Bullabulling Gold. He has successfully managed a number of green-fields resource projects through feasibility study and development and has been involved in numerous facets of financing resource project development.

Mr Lambert has experience as a director of companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, AIM and the Toronto Stock Exchange and holds a B.App.Sc. (Mining Engineering) degree from Curtin University in Western Australia and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Mr Lambert is currently a Non-executive Director of Mincor Resources NL.


Sophie Raven

Company Secretary

Ms Raven is a corporate lawyer and company secretary, with extensive experience both in Australia and internationally, including as a corporate lawyer in Santiago, Chile advising Australian and Canadian resources and drilling companies.

Ms Raven has held positions as Company Secretary with Golden West Resources Limited, Sunbird Energy Limited, Citation Resources Ltd, Whitebark Energy Ltd, Salt Lake Potash Limited, and Cradle Resources Limited.

Ms Raven holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Ms Raven is a board member of Parkerville Children and Youth Care (Inc), a not-for-profit organisation.

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