Board and Executive Management

Information about our Board and Management

Simon Theobald

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Theobald is a Chartered Accountant with 25 years’ experience, most recently as a Managing Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Deals team. He has a proven track record in business restructuring and turnaround with extensive experience in the resources industry.

Debra Anne Bakker

Non-Executive Chair

Mrs Debra Anne Bakker is an experienced financier and participant in the resources industry with 10 years' experience working in London, Chicago and New York in senior roles with Barclays Capital and Standard Bank. Subsequently, Ms Bakker established the natural resources team for Commonwealth Bank of Australia and held a number of senior roles over a 10 year period culminating as Head of Mining and Metals Origination.  

Ms Bakker is also the Australian representative of Auramet Trading LLC.

MAppFin, BBus(Fin & Acc), GradDip, GFinSIA, GAICD

Current Directorships
IGO Limited (ASX:IGO), NED and Chair of People, Performance and Culture Committee
Carnarvon Energy Limited (ASX:CVN), NED and Chair of Audit Committee
Transhipment Services Australia Pty Ltd
Lishman Health Research Foundation Inc

Former Directorships
Capricorn Metals Ltd (ASX: CMM)
Azumah Resources Limited (AZM)

Johnny Decooman

Non-Executive Director

Mr. DeCooman has nearly 30 years of executive leadership and mining finance experience, including the start up of Sweetwater Royalties as President and CEO, a privately held base and industrial minerals royalty company, from 2020 to 2023.  He was Senior Vice President for Business Development and Strategy at SSR Mining where he was responsible for corporate strategy, business development, and investor relations from 2009 to 2020.  Prior to these experiences, he has more than fifteen years of mining project finance and advisory responsibilities at Deutsche Banc. Alex Brown and Standard Bank and corporate positions in Finance, Business Development and Exploration. Mr. DeCooman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science from the Colorado School of Mines.

B.Sc. Mineral Economics
M.Sc. Mineral Economics

Current Directorships

Former Directorships
AbraSilver Silver Corp. (TSX:ABRA)
Sweetwater Management (Royalties) LLC

Jonathan Shellabear

Non-Executive Director

Jonathan Shellabear has over 30 years experience in the Australian and international mining industry having worked as a geologist, resources analyst, senior corporate executive and investment banker specialising in the resources sector. Jonathan’s senior corporate roles in the industry include Dominion Mining Ltd (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer), Heron Resources (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer) and Capricorn Metals (Chief Financial Officer). He has also held senior investment banking positions with NM Rothschild and Sons, Deutsche Bank and Resource Finance Corporation.Jonathan has specific experience in operational management, project development, financial management, debt and equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, strategic advice, risk management and investor relations.

BSc (Hons) (Geology), MBA

Current Directorships
Nico Resources Limited
Tempus Resources Limited

Previous Directorships
Dominion Mining Limited
Heron Resources Ltd
Capricorn Metals Ltd

Karl Schlobohm

Company Secretary

Karl Schlobohm is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, with over 30 years' experience across a wide range of businesses and industries. He has extensive listed company experience spanning the ASX, LSE, AIM and TSX exchanges, and has acted as a Director, Company Secretary and / or Chief Financial Officer for a number of publicly-listed companies in the resources industry over the past 20 years.

Karl is currently a Director of the Australian Shareholders' Association, and acts as the part-time CFO & Company Secretary of ASX-listed Gold Hydrogen Ltd. He has a keen interest in corporate governance, ethics, and sustainability, as well as stakeholder communications and investor relations. He has convened and / or managed numerous shareholder meetings and presented at a range of investor conferences.

Karl holds bachelor's degrees in Commerce (UQ) and Economics (UQ), a Masters of Taxation (UNSW), and a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting (QUT).

James Llorca

General Manager, Geology & Resources

Mr Llorca is a geologist with more than 30 years of practical experience in both technical and management roles in the exploration, mining, resource development and data processing industry. He has been a Director of Philsaga Mining Corporation since March 2018 and held the GM Geology and Resources role for Ten Sixty Four since 2016.

Mr Llorca leads Ten Sixty Fours'  exploration activities in the Philippines and is involved in the identification of new exploration opportunities in the Asia Pacific region. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology, a Master of Applied Science in Geospatial Information and is a member of the AusIMM and Australian Institute of Geoscientists