Directors and Management


  • Colin McCavana


    (appointed 24 February 2010 and Chairman on 30 November 2010)

    Mr McCavana has over 30 years experience in mining and earthmoving industries, including the management, acquisition, exploration and development of projects in Australia, USA, Tanzania, Mozambique and Indonesia.

    Directorships held in other listed companies in the past 3 years:

    • Northern Minerals Ltd, Director, appointed 22 June 2006
  • Michael Ruane

    Executive Director

    Dr Ruane holds a PhD in Chemistry and has over 40 years' experience as a Technical Consultant in the chemical and metallurgical fields.

    Directorships held in other listed companies in the past 3 years:

    • Intermin Resources Ltd, Director, appointed 29 May 1998, resigned 31 May 2016
    • Metaliko Resources Ltd, Director, appointed 28 June 2012, resigned 12 January 2017
    • Echo Resources Ltd, Director, appointed 8 February 2016, resigned 30 May 2016
  • Rod Della Vedova

    Non Executive Director

    (appointed 16 January 2013)

    Mr Della Vedova holds a post graduate degree in Chemical Engineering and has over 30 years experience in large scale commercial production of salt by solar evaporation techniques.

    Directorships held in other listed companies in the past 3 years:
    • Nil




  • Greg Cochran

    Chief Executive Officer

    (appointed 1 December 2017)

    Mr Cochran is a highly experienced international mining executive with over 30 years’ experience in technical and commercial roles, general management and executive positions in Africa, Australia and Asia. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He holds a MSc. in Mining Engineering and Mineral Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in the UK. He also holds South African mine manager’s certificates of competency for both metalliferous and coal mines.

    Most recently Greg was the Managing Director of Deep Yellow Limited from 2011 to 2016. Prior roles include the CEO of base metals company Terramin (2010) and the Executive Vice President: Australia and Asia for TSX-listed Uranium One Inc (2006-2009). 


  • Bianca Taveira

    Company Secretary

    (appointed 15 April 2010) 

    Mrs Taveira was appointed to the role of Company Secretary on 15 April 2010. She also currently serves as Company Secretary of ASX listed companies Intermin Resources Limited and Yandal Resources Limited.