Board & Management

Gavin Rezos


Chairman

Richard Poole

​Director & CEO

James Croser

Director & COO

Richard commenced his career as a lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions. He left the law in 1990 to build a research and development operation with operations in Japan, USA and Australia and added a manufacturing company in China in 1994. He successfully built the R&D company from its early stages to a public listed vehicle raising the necessary capital up to his departure in 1999. Since 1999 he has continued his involvement in fund raising and the development of companies. He is a principal of Arthur Phillip Pty Limited a corporate advisory firm providing investment services and he is an experienced corporate advisor and entrepreneur.
James is a qualified mining engineer from the Western Australian School of Mines, with over 20 years mining experience in the Australian resource sector.  James has held operational, technical and management roles at numerous hard rock mines particularly in the Kalgoorlie region, including Silver Swan, Bullant, Daisy-Milano and Frog's Leg.  He has recently been General Manager of a Perth based mining consultancy company and the Managing Director of ASX listed Kalgoorlie Mining Company Limited until its takeover in mid 2013.  James was the founding director of Brightsun Enterprises Pty Limited, which was acquired by the Group in March 2016.
Gavin has extensive Australian and international investment banking experience and is a former investment banking Director of HSBC Group with regional roles during his career in London, Sydney and Dubai.  Gavin has held chief executive officer positions and executive directorships of companies in the technology sector in Australia, the United Kingdom, the US and Singapore and was a non-executive director of Rowing Australia, the peak Olympics sports body for rowing in Australia from 2009 to 2014.  He is currently the Executive Chairman of Alexium International Group Limited and a principal of Washington DC based Viaticus Capital LLC. Gavin was previously a Non-Executive Director of Iluka Resources (ASX:ILU) from 2006 to 2016.

Warren Kember


CFO & Company Secretary

Virginia Bruce


Director

Warren is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of the Group and is responsible for directing all financial, legal and risk management.  Warren has significant experience in executive finance having served as Chief Financial Officer for a number of ASX listed companies in the construction, mining and technology sectors.  More recently, Warren was the Chief Financial Officer and, ultimately, the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Power & Gas Limited, a high growth, ASX listed energy retailer.  Warren was also the Chief Executive Officer of a number of renewable energy companies.
Virginia's international reputation was developed through her key role in developing International brand and business strategies for many Fortune 500 brands including Warner Bros, Mattel, Avon, Disney, Kelloggs, Audi, Volkswagen, Coca Cola, Network 7 including four back to back Olympics starting with the Sydney Olympic Games. She has worked extensively in the USA, Australia, Asia, China, Middle East and Europe, establishing business operations in all of these markets. Virginia is currently the CEO of The REAL Group, which focuses on social development and mentoring programs.