Mr Richard Homsany
Mr Richard Homsany is an experienced corporate lawyer and has extensive board and operational experience in the resources and energy sectors. He is Executive Chairman of ASX listed uranium exploration and development company Toro Energy Limited (ASX:TOE), Executive Vice President, Australia of TSX listed uranium exploration company Mega Uranium Ltd (TSX:MGA) and the principal of Cardinals Lawyers and Consultants, a boutique corporate and energy & resources law firm.
Richard is Chairman of the Health Insurance Fund of Australia Ltd (HIF) and listed Redstone Resources Limited (ASX:RDS) and Central Iron Ore Limited (TSX-V:CIO) and is a non-executive director of Brookside Energy Ltd (ASX: BRK). Richard’s past career includes time working at the Minera Alumbrera Copper and Gold mine located in the Catamarca Province, north west Argentina.
Mr Juan Pablo (‘JP’) Vargas de la Vega
JP is a Chilean/Australian mineral industry professional with 18 years broad experience in ASX mining companies, stockbroking and private equity firms JP has been a specialist lithium analyst in Australia, has also operated a private copper business as in Chile and has also worked for BHP, Rio Tinto and Codelco.
Mr Daniel Jimenez
A civil industrial engineer Mr Jimenez has worked for world leader in the lithium industry Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM, Santiago Stock Exchange: SQM-A, SQM-B) for 28 years based in Santiago, Chile. His last position was as Vice President of Sales of Lithium, Iodine and Industrial Chemicals where he formulated the commercial strategy and marketing of SQM’s industrial products and was responsible for over US$900 million worth of estimated sales in 2018.
Mr Christopher Chalwell
Previously COO SKILLED Workforce Services Western Mining Region. Mr Chalwell has been involved in the gas to coal conversion of the Mica Creek Power station in Mt Isa and the Pasminco Century Mine in North Queensland.
Extensive experience with feasibility studies, commercial reviews for project funding, contract appraisal and award.
Mr Terry Gardiner
+20 years’ experience in capital markets, stockbroking & derivatives trading and prior to that had many years trading in equities & derivatives for his family accounts. Currently a Director of stockbroking firm Barclay Wells Limited and a Non-executive Director of Cazaly Resources Limited.
Mr Jinyu (Ramond) Liu
A mining executive with 13 years experience in the resources sector. Raymond possess a results-oriented track record developed in the areas of deal origination, project evaluation, negotiation, due diligence and capital raising. Mr Liu is founding Managing Partner of Havelock Mining investment, a Hong Kong investment company and has been involved with numerous investments in ASX listed companies. Currently a Director of Okapi Resources Ltd and Heritage Minerals. Previously, held investment and technical roles at Fosun International, Rio Tinto, KCGM and Mt Gibson Iron.
Mr Boris Caro
Mr Boris Caro was appointed as Study Advisor to oversee the Company’s team and advise on strategy and study development activities into the Pre-Feasibility Study (“PFS”) for the Candelas lithium brine project. Mr. Caro is a mining engineer (MAusIMM) with a Master in Mineral Economics obtained from the Curtin University of Technology (Western Australia). Boris has over 20 years of experience in the mineral industry working in several countries including Australia. Most recently he was the Study/Project Manager for Orocobre Ltd working on the Olaroz Expansion Lithium Project in Argentina (May 2017 to April 2019). During this time he was responsible for the completion of the Feasibility Study, leading front-end engineering, securing environmental permits and overseeing the commencement of construction activities.
Mr Mike Robbins
Mike has over 20 years resource industry experience gathered at operational and corporate levels, both within Australia and overseas. During that time, he has held numerous project and head office management positions and is currently Company Secretary for three other listed entities.
Juan Pablo (‘JP’) Vargas de la Vega
JP is a Chilean/Australian mineral industry professional with 15 years broad experience in ASX mining companies, stockbroking and private equity firms JP has been a specialist lithium analyst in Australia, has also operated a private copper business as in Chile and has also worked for BHP, Rio Tinto and Codelco.
Mr Carlos Saravia Frias
Director and Legal Advisor
Dr Carlos Saravia Frías is Galan’s Argentinian based lawyer who graduated from the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (Argentina) in 1992. In 1997 he obtained the Rio Tinto // Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) scholarship and obtained his Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M.) at the Center for Energy, Mineral Law and Policy from the University of Dundee (Scotland) in 1998.
Throughout his extensive career in mining, Dr. Saravia Frias has written several articles for national and foreign publications, and participated in numerous seminars and workshops both in Argentina, Australia, Scotland and the United States.
Between 1999 and 2002 he was director of the Assistance Program for the Argentine Mining Sector, PASMA – World Bank, General Coordinator of the Mining Area of the Nation, Undersecretary of Energy and Mining of the Nation and representative before the Executive Committee for the Application of the Mining Treaty with Chile.
He has more than 20 years of experience in advising the mining sector. He participated as a lawyer in several mining and hydrocarbon transactions in the country, was vice president of GEMERA (Group of Mining Exploration Companies), he is a member of CAEM (Chamber of Mining Entrepreneurs). He is currently a member of the board of several mining companies of Canadian, Australian and Chinese origin and speaks Spanish and English.
Paulina de Abelleyra
Paulina de Abelleyra is a Certified Public Accountant and is Galan’s Argentinian based accountant and financial advisor. Paulina has more than 20 years’ experience with national and international companies (including Thomson Reuters) and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English.