Director Profiles

Chairman – Non Executive

Hon Richard Alston

Richard Alston is a member of the global advisory board of London based hedge fund CQS LLP, a director of CQS Investment Management (Australia) Pty Ltd, Nanuk Asset Management Pty Ltd, and Balmoral Gardens Pty Ltd. Since 2004 he has been an Adjunct Professor in the Business School at Bond University, Queensland. His previous corporate positions have included non-executive chairman and director of a number of listed public and private companies both in Australia and overseas.

From 2005-2008 he was Australian High Commissioner (Ambassador) to the United Kingdom and a Commissioner of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

From March 1996 to October 2003 he served as Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts in the Australian Federal Parliament. 

Prior to entering Parliament, he practised as a barrister, with extensive experience in common law, commercial and administrative law.

Richard holds a Masters Degrees in Law and Business Administration from Monash University and Bachelor Degrees in Law.


Managing Director - Executive

Matthew Collard

Matthew has extensive experience in debt and equity capital raising, across a diverse range of Managed Investment Schemes and Public Offerings.

Matthew is currently the Managing Director of Amex Resources, having been part of the original Board that was appointed following the completion of the external administration in 2005. Since then he has been responsible for the restructuring, listing and financing of the Company, and has been actively involved in the project generation, exploration, feasibility studies and development of the group.

Under his management Amex has discovered a 220 million tonne Indicated Resource of magnetite- bearing ironsands. obtained mining and environmental approvals, completed detailed design, signed a significant off-take agreement and negotiated a lump sum FIDIC contract for construction of the ironsands project.

Matthew’s corporate management in recent years has focused on raising funds through sophisticated investors predominantly in China and has been responsible for all government liaison with Amex’s ironsands project in the Pacific.

Matthew gained a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Sydney and then completed post graduate studies at Oxford University.


Executive Director

Yibo Qiu

Yibo has been a director of the Company since September 2007 and was appointed to the executive position of Director of Marketing in May 2012. His appointment has driven the negotiation of Amex’s off-take agreement and Memoranda of Understanding for the purchase of iron ore concentrate by Chinese steel mills.

Yibo gained a Bachelor of Economics and completed a Masters in Accounting at Macquarie University in Sydney.


Chief Financial Officer / Company Secretary

James Gary Dunlop

Gary is a CPA with over thirty years experience in the mineral exploration sector. He has been with the Company prior to listing and is responsible for the corporate compliance, treasury and reporting. Gary is the remuneration officer and also chairs the Company’s administration committee which coordinates the daily activities between the parent entity and our Fijian branch.

Gary has been responsible for the financial management of the group and has coordinated the financial modelling for the Mba Delta Project through feasibility, detailed design and construction to enable the Board to make educated decisions based on economic outcomes.