Directors & Management

Matt Shackleton

Matt Shackleton

Executive Chairman

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

Rhett Brans

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

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.

Leigh-Ayn Absolom

Leigh-Ayn Absolom

Company Secretary

Leigh-Ayn is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with 16 years experience in auditing, accounting and company secretarial roles within public practice and the resources industry. She commenced her career with Deloitte, originally in South Africa and then Australia, before moving into the mining sector with Murchison Metals Ltd. Leigh-Ayn has held positions as Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary with uranium development company Bannerman Resources Limited, and Manager - Corporate with nickel explorer Resource Mining Corporation Limited.

Leigh-Ayn is an Associate Member of the Governance Institute of Australia and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Leigh-Ayn holds a B.Comm., B.Acc., CA, AGIA

Carsten Kraut

Carsten Kraut

Principal Hydrogeologist

Carsten is a hydrogeologist with over 20 years experience in Australia, Asia and the Americas and has been involved with groundwater resource evaluation and development in the mining and construction industries. He has held Senior and Principal Hydrogeologist roles with a variety of Australian and major international companies including Golder Associates, Aquaterra, AECOM, and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and his experience has spanned project direction and management to technical lead on projects both large and small.

Carsten holds a B.App.Sc (Applied Geology) and Post Graduate Diploma (Hydrogeology) from Curtin University, and a M.Sc (Hydrogeology and Groundwater Management) from the University of Technology Sydney. He is a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (MIAH) and International Mine Water Association (MIMWA).

Alan Rubio

Alan Rubio

Project Manager

Alan has over 20 years experience in engineering design and project management roles developing resource projects from concept stages through to operations. Alan has extensive experience assisting client teams to manage development programs and implement projects both in Australia and overseas. He has a strong background in project evaluation, strategic planning, project de-risking and in managing owner’s teams and third party consultants with specialty experience in the development of rare earths projects. Alan has previously worked for Northern Minerals, Greenland Minerals, Arafura Resources, Bateman Engineering, Worley Parsons and Hatch Associates.

Alan has a Bachelor of Engineering degree specializing in Mechanical Engineering.