About

DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT

ADAM SANTA MARIA | Executive Chairman

Mr Santa Maria is a practising lawyer and corporate finance executive with a range of experience gained in over 10 years of advising many of Australia’s leading corporations undertaking significant corporate and commercial transactions, both as a legal advisor and in investment banking, as well as in acting as a corporate consultant. Mr Santa Maria has particular expertise in corporate and commercial law, focusing on equity capital markets and M&A.  He also has significant experience in transaction structuring, management and execution.

LOGAN ROBERTSON | Non-Executive Director

Mr Robertson has over 5 years finance and investment experience gained initially in the corporate finance team of Argonaut and more recently with Hoperidge Capital.  Mr Robertson joined Hoperidge in January 2014, and is an analyst focused on investments in the technology and industrial sectors and has expertise investing in, financing and overseeing the management of growth businesses. Mr Robertson currently also holds a board position as a non-executive Director of Tamaska Oil and Gas Ltd (ASX: TMK).

BRETT LAWRENCE | Non-Executive Director

Mr Brett Lawrence has over 12 years of diverse experience in the resources industry, including seeking new venture opportunities with ASX listed companies. Mr Lawrence holds a Master of Petroleum Engineering, a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Curtin University in Western Australia.  Mr Lawrence is a Non-Executive Director of Tamaska Oil and Gas Ltd (ASX: TMK).

HUGH CALLAGHAN | Managing Director

Hugh has a significant base of global resources experience with  Rio Tinto and Xstrata that included roles in the USA, Canada, Chile, Brazil, and Australia. Mr. Callaghan then founded a coal company, Riversdale Mining Limited, which acquired coal projects in South Africa, which delivered very substantial returns on capital after a transformation process that raised production by 80%, changed the marketing strategy, and expanded reserves. Since then, Hugh has invested in, and developed copper projects in Chile, and potash projects in West Africa and the USA, and consulted to coal companies in the UK, USA, Australia, Zimbabwe and Columbia.

ROB SCOTT | Finance Director

Rob is Submex’s Finance Director. Rob served as Non-Executive Director at William Tell Holdings Ltd, Director at Dynamic Intertrade, Chief Executive Officer, Sekoko Resources (Pty) Limited, Country Manager, LONRHO PLC, Council to the Chief Executive Officer , AREVA, UraMin Inc., Chief Financial Officer, African Mining Management Company Inc., Advisor, Tantco Global (Pty) Limited, Executive Director, Primserve Group Limited, Articled Clerk, Deloitte & Touche Southern Africa, Executive Director, Justine Avon (Pty) Limited. Rob holds a Chartered Degree in Accounting.

PEET SNYDERS | Chief Operating Officer

Peet is Chief Operating Officer of Submex, and has 35 years of experience that has spanned coal, iron ore, chrome, diamonds, Platinum and Gold. Peet has held corporate and operational General Manager roles with a number of major companies, and more recently has held Chief Operating Officer roles with a number of junior coal mining companies. Peet was a key member of the founding Riversdale Mining team and led the successful expansion and turnaround of its anthracite business. Peet’s expertise includes all forms of mechanized coal mining including a specialization in narrow seam mining.

FILIPPO FARALLA | General Manager Strategy & Marketing

Filippo is a process engineer with over 20 years experience in the mining industry the majority of which in metallurgical coal and anthracite. He has held management and commercial roles across the coal resource value chain, including mining, processing and commodity trading companies. His roles include, General Manager of African Carbon, the largest metallurgical char producer in South Africa; Coal Investment Manager for Vitol; Commercial Manager and member of the founding Riversdale Mining team; Global Coal Investment Manager for Gunvor, responsible for establishing and developing Gunvor’s global coal and anthracite trading business including investments into Keaton Energy (South Africa) and Signal Peak Energy (USA). Filippo holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Witwatersrand.