Alto Metals Limited has assembled an experienced and well-respected board and management team comprising Dr Allan Trench, Mr Dermot Ryan, Dr He and Mr Robert (Sam) Middlemas.
Dr Allan Trench – Non-Executive Chairperson
Dr Allan Trench was appointed Non-Executive Chairman on 12th October 2016. Dr Trench holds a BSc (Hons) Geology from the Royal School of Mines and a PhD (Geophysics) from Glasgow University. He was a Research Fellow (Geophysics) at Oxford University and then at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He also completed an MBA (Distinction) at Oxford University and an MSc (Distinction) in Mineral Economics at the WA School of Mines. He is a Professor at the UWA Business School and at the Centre for Exploration Targeting, UWA. He is Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and a non-executive director of several Australian-listed resources companies. Dr Trench and has been involved in a number of significant mineral deposit discoveries.
Mr Dermot Ryan – Managing Director
Mr Ryan is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, has Chartered Professional (CP) accreditation in the discipline of Geology and is a graduate from Curtin University in Western Australia. He has over 39 years’ experience in the discovery and successful development of gold, base metals, iron ore, diamond and uranium deposits. He spent 20 years with the CRA (Rio Tinto) group of companies, including ten years as Chief Geologist for CRA Exploration in various parts of Australia and was then GM Exploration for Great Central Mines / Normandy Yandal Operations in the 5 year period up to 2001. Over the past 16 years he has acted as a mineral exploration consultant to private and public exploration companies in Western Australia. Mr Ryan is currently Managing Director of ASX listed Enterprise Metals Limited.
Dr Zhijun He – Non-Executive Director
Dr Zhijun holds a PhD degree in Petrology and Economic Geology from China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and is a member of AusIMM. He has over 20 years of experience in geological research, mineral exploration and geological services. He currently serves as the Deputy General Manager of Sinotech Minerals Exploration Co., Ltd. (“Sinotech”) and holds the position as director of East Africa Metals Inc. (TSX-V).
Mr Robert (Sam) Middlemas – Company Secretary & Chief Financial Officer
Mr Middlemas is a chartered accountant with more than 20 years’ experience in senior financial management and executive roles with a number of listed public companies operating predominantly in the resources sector. He is the principal of a corporate advisory company which provides financial, board and secretarial services specialising in capital raisings, initial public offerings, corporate secretarial, financial and management reporting, treasury and corporate governance.