Board & Management Profiles
Parkway Minerals (ASX:PWN) is an exploration company focused on developing extensive greensand deposits in Western Australia’s Perth Basin. The Company aims to define a substantial resource base and investigate how best to recover potash, phosphate and other minerals from the greensand. A successful commercial outcome will allow the Company to become a major contributor to the fertiliser market at a time of heightened demand.
The Company listed on the ASX on 11 May 2011 following a successful and oversubscribed $6m IPO. The Company has a major land holding over one of the world’s largest known greensand deposits, with exploration licenses and applications covering an area of 2,119km. Previous exploration indicates greensand bearing sediments are widespread for more than 150km along strike and 15km in width.
BSc (Hons) MAusIMM, MGSA, TMS
Adrian Griffin, an Australian-trained mining professional, has had exposure to metal mining and processing worldwide during a career spanning more than three decades. A pioneer of the lateritic nickel processing industry, he has helped develop extraction technologies for a range of minerals over the years. Today, Adrian specialises in mine management and production. He is a former chief executive officer of Dwyka Diamonds Limited, an AIM- and ASX-listed diamond producer, was a founding director and executive of Washington Resources Limited and also a founding director of Empire Resources Limited, Ferrum Crescent Limited and Reedy Lagoon Corporation Limited. Moreover, Adrian was a founding director of ASX-listed Northern Minerals Limited, where he is currently a non-executive director. He is also managing director of ASX-listed Lithium Australia NL, a company focused on lithium extraction from mica ores.
BSc (Hons), MBA, FAusIMM, FAICD
Patrick McManus has a degree in mineral processing from Leeds University and an MBA from Curtin University. A mining professional for more than 30 years, his work has taken him to many sites within Australia and overseas, including Eneabba and the Murray Basin in Australia, and Madagascar, Indonesia and the United States. During that time, Patrick has worked in operational, technical and corporate roles for RioTinto, RGC Limited and Bemax Resources Limited. He was a founding director and, from January 2007 to March 2010, managing director of ASX-listed Corvette Resources Limited.
Chew Wai Chuen
Mr Chew was a financial advisor with more than 15 years of industry experience, specialising in the provision of corporate and wealth management for ultra-high net worth individuals. With experience in South East Asia capital market and extensive networks of clients based in Singapore and Malaysia, Mr Chew will provide important contributions to the Board. He has successfully worked with a number of financial institutions in Singapore such as, Standard Chartered Bank, OCBC Bank and Credit Suisse Singapore.
Mr Chew is now a Managing Partner with a financial advisory firm, providing personal investing planning and wealth management for high net worth individuals and has a good track record of investment into junior mining companies in Australia and South East Asia.
MSc, PhD (Chemical Engineering), GAICD, MSME, MCIM
Dr Natalia Streltsova is a senior executive with over 25 years’ experience in the minerals industry of which 15 years, prior to forming her own consulting business in 2014, was spent in various leadership and technical roles with major mining houses including Vale SA (formerly CVRD), BHP Billiton and WMC Resources Limited. In all of these roles, there was considerable interaction with operations to provide support as well as to identify and implement innovative projects leading to increased production and cost reduction.
Dr Streltsova has a strong background in mineral processing and metallurgy with broad international experience in project, technical and business development capacities. Dr Streltsova has previously been a director on a number of Vale subsidiary boards as well as on several collaborative industry boards. She was also a Non-Executive Director on ASX listed CopperMoly Limited.
Amanda is a Chartered Accountant with over 19 years of accounting, auditing (of both listed and non-listed companies) and company secretarial experience within Australia and the UK.
Robert van der Laan
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Van der Laan is a qualified accountant with more than 25 years’ experience in the management of financial and risk management systems of public and private companies, in the resources and engineering sectors.