Board of Directors
Gary Lewis - Chairman
Mr Lewis is the founder and managing director of Robust Resources Limited (ASX: ROL) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Business & Technology (MBT) from the University of NSW. He has more than 25 years experience in capital markets and business and strategy development in Australia and Asia, having worked in senior management positions in both private and public enterprises, predominantly in the pharmaceutical, medical and resources industries. In addition to sitting on the Robust Board, Mr Lewis is also Chairman of Minnesota-based American Iron Corp.
Phiong Phillipus Darma - Non-Executive Director
Mr Phillipus is a senior executive of the Salim Group of Companies. Mr Phillipus has extensive experience in the resources sector. He was involved in the acquisition of PT Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ore, an iron ore mining company located in South Kalimantan and is currently appointed as a Commissioner of the company. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of PT Ithaca Resources, an emerging coal company in East Kalimantan. In addition to his current roles, Mr Phillipus has previously held senior positions with PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa, the largest cement company in Indonesia.
Brad Ellis - Non-Executive Director
Mr Ellis is a metallurgist with 30 years experience in the mining industry and is a Fellow of the AusIMM and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He has worked on projects in Australia, Ghana, Russia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Zambia and DRC in a variety of technical, operational, and management roles. Since 1999 he has worked as an independent consultant on various projects for companies including First Quantum Minerals, Ivanhoe Mines, Minara, Lihir Gold, Keegan Resources and Newcrest. Mr Ellis has extensive experience in:
- Process plant design, commissioning, management, debottlenecking and optimisation;
- Management of multi-discipline teams;
- Feasibility study preparation & management;
- Design management for mineral processing and hydrometallurgical plants;
- Identification and assessment of process risk.
Mr Ellis is also a Non-Executive Director of KGL Resources Ltd (KGL).
Dr Mike Daniel - Non-Executive Director
Dr Daniel is a respected independent mineral processing consultant, specialising in comminution (crushing and grinding), with over 25 years industry experience.
Following a career in project management and mineral resource management with Anglo American Corporation and De Beers (DebTech) in South Africa, Dr Daniel migrated to Australia in 2000 and completed a Masters (2002) and PhD (2007) degrees at the Univeristy of Queensland. He then established his own consulting business, CMD Consulting Pty Ltd. The firm offers specialised consulting services in the areas of ore characterisation, circuit design and eco-comminution (energy efficient processing). Brisbane-based Dr Daniel has extensive experience in the design and application of High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR) technology.
Dr Daniel’s clients have included Anglo American, Xstrata/Glencore, Straits Resources, Vale, Ausenco, Cliffs, Vedanta, CBH Resources, Boteti Mining and CITIC-HIC.