Board of Directors & Management

 

BILL STUBBS

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Appointed on 26 November 2009, Mr. Stubbs is a lawyer of 35 years experience and has previously worked with DGR Global CEO Nick Mather on the boards of numerous emerging globally significant resource companies. He is the co-founder of the legal firm Stubbs Barbeler and has practiced extensively in the area of Commercial Law including Stock Exchange listings and all areas of mining law.

Mr. Stubbs has held the position of director of various public companies over the past 25 years in the mineral exploration and biotech fields. He is also the former Chairman of Alchemia Limited, and Bemax Resources N.L which discovered and developed extensive mineral sands resources in the Murray Basin. He was the founding Chairman of Arrow Energy NL which originally pioneered coal seam gas development in Queensland’s Bowen and Surat Basins from 1998, and is now a world-wide coal seam gas company. He is also a former Non-Executive Director of  Coalbank Limited.

Mr. Stubbs currently acts as the Non-Executive Chairman of DGR Global Limited, he also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Armour Energy.

 

NICK MATHER

BSc (Hons, Geol) MAusIMM
Managing Director

Mr. Mather was appointed on 26 October 2001 and is the Managing Director and CEO of DGR Global. Nick’s special area of experience and expertise is the generation of and entry into undervalued or unrecognised resource exploration opportunities.

He has been involved in the junior resource sector at all levels for more than 25 years. In that time he has been instrumental in the delivery of major resource projects that have delivered significant gains to shareholders.
As an investor, securing projects and financiers, leading exploration campaigns and managing emerging resource companies Mr. Mather brings a wealth of valuable experience to the board of DGR Global Limited.

Mr. Mather was co-founder of Arrow Energy NL, was responsible for the generation of its Surat Basin Coal Bed Methane project and served as an Executive Director until 2004. Arrow Energy was acquired in 2010 by Shell and PetroChina, for a value of approximately $3.5 billion. He was also founder and Chairman of Waratah Coal Inc. until it was acquired in December 2008 and co-founder and Non-Executive Director of Bow Energy Limited until its recent takeover by Arrow Energy Pty Ltd in January 2012 for approximately $550 million.

Previously as CEO of BeMax Resources NL he headed the discovery of the company’s Pooncarie mineral sands project in 1998. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of Ballarat Goldfields, having assisted with the recapitalisation of the company in 2002.

Mr. Mather is an Executive Director of SolGold plc (AIM:SOLG), Executive Chairman of Armour (ASX:AJQ) and Non-Executive Director of IronRidge Resources Ltd (AIM: IRR), Navaho Gold (ASX:NVG), Aus Tin Mining Ltd (ASX:ANW), all DGR Global spin outs.

BRIAN MOLLER

LLB (HONS)
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Moller was appointed on 2 August 2002. Mr. Moller is a corporate partner in the Brisbane based law firm Hopgood Ganim where he has been a partner since 1983. He practices almost exclusively in the corporate area with an emphasis on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Moller acts for many public listed resource and industrial companies and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the board particularly in the corporate regulatory and governance areas.

He is a former Chairman of Gold Aura Limited, a Queensland based ASX listed company. He holds an LLB Hons from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association. Mr. Moller is currently non-executive director of  SolGold plc (AIM:SOLG);  Chairman for Aus Tin Mining Ltd (ASX:ANW)  and  Non-Executive Director for Navaho Gold Ltd (ASX:NVG).

                             VINCENT MASCOLO

Non- Executive Director

Mr. Mascolo was appointed on 30 September 2002. Mr. Mascolo is a qualified mining engineer with extensive experience in a variety of fields including, gold and coal mining, quarrying and civil-works.

Mr. Mascolo has completed assignments in the Civil and Construction Industry, including construction and project management, engineering, quality control and environment and safety management.

Mr. Mascolo is a member of both the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Institute of Engineers of Australia. He is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for AIM IronRidge Resources Ltd (AIM:IRR).

 

Management

 

 

GREG RUNGE

BE (Mining), FAusIMM, FIQ, FAICD
General Manager

Mr. Runge has more than thirty years experience in the Australian minerals industry, principally in senior management of industrial minerals businesses. He was Managing Director of Australia’s largest diversified lime and limestone company, David Mitchell Limited prior to the successful unsolicited takeover by Unimin in 2003.

Mr. Runge has served as President of the National Lime Association (1993-95), a member of Standards Australia Committee BD 27 – Lime (1993-96) and represented Australia on the Executive Committee of the International Lime Association.

Mr. Runge holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mining (University of Queensland), and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at the Australian Management College, Mt. Eliza and the AICD Company Director Diploma Course.

 

NEIL WILKINS

BSc, MSc
Group Exploration Manager

Mr. Wilkins is a graduate of James Cook University and holds both a Bachelors Degree and Master of Science Degree. Mr. Wilkins worked as Geological Manager for Carpentaria Exploration and Amoco in Queensland, Northern Territory and PNG; ultimately holding the role of Exploration Manager of the Pacific Islands Exploration until 1986.

Mr. Wilkins also has extensive experience in Mexico and the USA and is currently the DGR Global Australian Exploration Manager. Mr. Wilkins had a leading role in the 2 million ounce gold discovery at Gold Ridge, the discovery of the first major intersections at the Maggies Hays nickel – PGM deposit and very recently, new discoveries in the form of sulphide nickel and sediment hosted gold deposits in Queensland.

 

 

KARL SCHLOBOHM

B.COMM B.ECON M.TAX CA
Company Secretary

Mr. Schlobohm is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years experience across a wide range of industries and businesses and as a result brings a unique range of skills to DGR Global, including expertise in Corporate Governance, Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Corporate Taxation matters.

Mr. Schlobohm holds Undergraduate Degrees in Commerce and Economics, together with a Masters Degree in Taxation. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Mr. Schlobohm has previously held contract positions as Company Secretary of the ASX listed Linc Energy Limited, Agenix Limited, Discovery Metals Limited and Global Seafood Limited. He has also acted as CFO for Discovery Metals Limited and Meridian Minerals Limited.

 

PRIY JAYASURIYA

B.COMM, CA
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Priy Jayasuriya is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in public practice and has a broad knowledge over a number of industries.  Mr. Jayasuriya has worked as a chartered accountant in Australia, Singapore and the United States of America and brings a range of expertise in the areas of due diligence, internal control, corporate governance, international financial reporting and statutory compliance.

Mr. Jayasuriya commenced his career with Ernst & Young and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Mr. Jayasuriya has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, with a strong background in financial management and reporting.

 

PRU MACLEAN

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & INVESTOR RELATIONS

Pru has worked in resources for ASX listed Juniors since 2010 with experience in IPO’s, Capital Raisings and Takeovers both in Australia and South America.

Pru manages the Business Development and Investor Relations functions for the DGR Group and is currently completing Business and Marketing Degrees.