Board of Directors

John Braham – Non Executive Chairman

John is an experienced Mining Finance and Investment professional with a 24-year career at Macquarie Bank, the last 11 of which were as an Executive Director within the Mining Finance Division. John is currently a non-executive director of ASX listed Castile Resources Limited.

John built and ran a successful mining finance business in New York for Macquarie Bank from 2001 to 2008, providing capital to the junior mining industry. This involved providing debt and equity to exploration companies and mine developers in both North and South America including companies operating in Argentina, Peru and Chile.

On returning to Australia, John built from scratch a successful bulk commodity finance business for Macquarie Bank which he ran from 2008 to 2015 based in Sydney. He was made co-head of Macquarie’s global Mining Finance business in 2016. John left Macquarie Bank in 2017 to be Principal of JR Braham Consulting Pty Ltd which provides advice to junior resource companies seeking capital.

Damien Koerber – Non Executive Director

Damien graduated from the UNSW completing a BSc. Geology (Hons Class 1) in 1989, is a bilingual, Australian geologist and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).

Mr Koerber holds 30 years of exploration experience, mainly throughout and based in Latin America. He has held senior management and consulting exploration and business development positions in companies including Billiton Gold (Northern Territory and Western Australia), North (Chile), Rio Algom (Chile), Newcrest (Chile, Argentina and Peru), MIM (Argentina and Brazil), Patagonia Gold SA (Chile and Argentina) and Mirasol Resources (Chile and Argentina).

During his career, he has been directly involved in several discoveries including Cleo-Sunrise Dam (Western Australia), Tanami (Northern Territory), Union Reefs (Northern Territory) and Cap Oeste-COSE (Argentina).

David (Ted) Coupland – Non-Executive Director

Ted Coupland graduated from the University of New England, completing a Bachelor of Science in Geology. With a Post-Graduate Degree in Geostatistics from the Paris School of Mines, Post-Graduate Diploma in Mineral Economics from Macquarie University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. Ted is a Corporate Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

Ted has had a comprehensive technical career in the resources sector covering exploration, mine geology, resource estimation, risk analysis, resource consulting and business management. Ted spent 6 years between 2013 and 2018 working in Macquarie Bank’s Mining Finance team where he specialised in technical due diligence, deal origination, client relationship management, principal equity investing, mezzanine finance, structured project finance and commodity derivative structures. As a professional Geologist and Geostatistician, Ted has been involved with many technically challenging resource projects around the globe covering a range of commodities including gold, silver, copper, base metals, PGM’s, bauxite and coal.