Louie Simens has over a decade of experience in micro-cap equities and start-up investing, including experience in corporate restructuring, due diligence, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to entering the junior resources sector, he owned and operated a successful civil and building construction business, which remains in operation, where he gained extensive knowledge of corporate governance and project management. He holds senior executive positions in public listed and unlisted companies, including as current Executive Director of Nova Minerals Ltd (ASX:NVA) which he project generated and staked Nova's now flagship 220km2 Estelle Gold Project in Alaska and instrumental in managing exploration and the discovery of Nova’s initial 2.5Moz Gold resource in under 2 years.
Mr Paul Summers
Non Executive Director
Mr Paul Summers has joined the board as a non-executive director. Paul has been a legal practitioner since 1985, and founded his own firm, Summers Legal in 1989.
Paul has been the company’s counsel for more than 10 years and has provided extensive advice and service during the recent takeover of Cascade Resources Ltd. Paul is currently Lead Counsel-Commercial, Corporate and Property of Summers Legal and is familiar with the company’s affairs, projects and strategy.
For more than 30 years Paul has provided his clients advice on complex property developments and transactions, syndication, joint ventures and financing; structuring of new business projects, complex commercial and corporate contracts and structures and a wide range of estates and asset structuring matters including the resources sector. Paul will be active on the board with particular responsibility for the corporate governance of the day to day affairs of the company.
Mr Middleton is a fund manager and former stockbroker with extensive experience in the capital markets sector, particularly in the resource sector.
He is a director of SA Capital Pty Ltd, a corporate advisory firm specialising in equity raisings and underwriting, and Managing Director of SA Capital Funds Management Limited, an Adelaide-based investment fund that has been involved in advising and raising equity for corporations in the form of venture capital, seed capital, private equity, pre-initial public offerings and initial public offerings.
Mr Peretz Schapiro
Mr Peretz Schapiro has a proven track record of developing and growing successful B2B SaaS platforms and consulting services, built on strong partnerships with some of Australia’s most reputable institutions. He is the Managing Director of Charidy.com, Australia’s premier crowdfunding platform and fundraising and marketing consultancy, raising over $100 million in the last two years alone. Peretz has been a global investor for almost a decade and understands the fundamental parameters, strategic drivers, market requirements and what it takes for a high growth business. Peretz has a professional background in management consulting, marketing, and fundraising. Peretz holds a Masters degree in Applied Finance.
Mr Matthew Foy
Matthew Foy was previously a Senior Adviser at the ASX and has ten years’ experience in facilitating the listing and compliance of companies on the ASX. Matthew is an active member of the WA State Governance Council of the Governance Institute of Australia and was previously a member of WA Regional Council of the Financial Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).