Board and Executive Management

Information about our Board and Managing Directors

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)

Robert Milbourne

Managing Director & CEO

Robert Milbourne is an international mining and natural resources lawyer and executive with 20 years experience managing assets in all stages of the mineral investment lifecycle across most major jurisdictions and commodities. He is the Managing Director of Mining Standards International, a consultancy in the mining sector focused on governance, sustainability and transparency in mining operations.

Juris Doctorate

Current Directorships
Mining Standards International

Former Directorships
Centaur Resources
Vale Australia Pty Ltd

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

Andrew John Brown

Non-Executive Director

Andrew has over 42 years experience in Australian & selected global equity markets as a buy (Rothschild, AMP, Prudential) and sell side (County NatWest) analyst, Head of Equities, corporate investor and company Director.  He is a past Director of 12 ASX listed companies since 2003 and two other public entities. Andrew is a well known analyst of complex corporate structures & also advices on market behaviours & continuous disclosure protocols.

BA(Econ)Hons, GAICD

Current Directorships
East 72 Holdings Limited

Former Directorships
12 ASX listed including Chair of Adelaide Resources Limited and Snowball Group Limited

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