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Ronnie has had over 40 years experience in investment banking and mining. He was Head of Investment Banking at Rothchild Australia between 1997 and 2002. Since then he has been Chair or a Non-Executive director of a range of mining companies, both in Australia and internationally.
Ronnie is currently also Chair of Felix Gold, which has substantial gold exploration properties around Fairbanks, Alaska on the Tintina Gold Belt. Previously he was Chair of AIM listed EMED Mining which acquired, re-developed and operates the original and now 15mtpa Rio Tinto copper mine in southern Spain. Ronnie’s extensive career as a company director included serving on the boards of Riversdale Resources (which proved up the substantial Grassy Mountain metallurgical coal deposit in Alberta, Canada and was taken over by Hancock Prospecting for A$800M in 2019), Talison Lithium (which acquired the Greenbushes lithium mine in WA and was taken over by Tianqi Lithium for C$900M in 2013), Ampella Mining (which was developing a major gold discovery in Burkina Faso, until taken over by Centamin plc in 2014) and Oxiana (which developed the substantial gold and copper operations at Sepon in Laos, acquired the Golden Grove polymetallic mine in WA and developed the Prominent Hill mine in SA, and which in 2008 merged with Zinifex to form OZ Minerals).
Ronnie has an Honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, and qualified as a chartered accountant in London.
Mike is a respected statesman of the Namibian mining industry. He is a former Managing Director of Rössing Uranium Ltd, past president of the Namibian Chamber of Mines and past Chairman of the Namibian Uranium Association. His career with Rio Tinto started in 1982 when he joined Rössing as an accountant and included a posting as Administration Director of Anglesey Aluminium before returning to Rössing in 1997 as Chief Financial Officer. Mike was Managing Director of Rössing, then the largest open pit uranium mine in the world, for 6 years until he retired in 2011. Since retirement Mike has consulted to the uranium sector and served as a non-executive director of an ASX-listed copper explorer.
Mike’s commitment to corporate social responsibility in Namibia is well known. He was a Trustee of Save the Rhino Trust Namibia and served for 18 years as Trustee of the Rössing Foundation.
Mike was named an honorary life member of the Namibian Uranium Association in recognition of his singular service to the uranium industry.
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
LLB, B.Econ, GAICD, F Fin, GradDipAppFin SIA
Brandon has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer and resources executive, including as Bannerman’s General Manager between 2009-2011, based in Namibia. Brandon was appointed CEO of Bannerman in 2016.
Brandon lived in Namibia for over five years between 2009-2015, where he also served as Governance Advisor to the Namibian Uranium Association, Strategic Advisor – Mining Charter to the Namibian Chamber of Mines and Trustee of Save the Rhino Trust Namibia, a high profile Namibian NGO.
Brandon is a prominent thought leader within the uranium sector, including serving as Co-Chair of the World Nuclear Association’s Nuclear Fuel Demand working group and being an expert contributor on uranium to the UN Economic Commission for Europe.
Brandon’s voluntary service has included board roles in the conservation, arts and education sectors.
Clive has over 30 years’ experience in mineral exploration across a diverse range of commodities, including gold, base metals, mineral sands, uranium and iron ore. He applied for the Etango prospecting licence in 2005 and has since been closely involved in the project. Clive has extensive experience as a director of numerous ASX-listed mining and exploration companies.
BE (Mech), MBA, MIEAust, CPEng, GAICD
Ian has over 35 years of mining industry experience. He started his career as a mechanical engineer, then worked as a merchant banker before becoming a senior executive in private equity. He is a former Partner of Resource Capital Funds and a past Associate Director of Rothschild Australia Limited. Ian has sat on the boards of ten mining companies, two mining services groups, a mining technology venture capital firm and a leading mining private equity firm.
Chairman of the Remuneration, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Non-Executive Director – Namibia
Twapewa is a successful Namibian businesswoman and a role model for young entrepreneurs. In addition to her impressive business track record, Twapewa brings to the Company a highly respected passion for SME development. Her industry profile and insights will be invaluable in guiding the development of the Etango uranium project.
Twapewa is a Non-Executive Director of the Company’s 95% subsidiary, Bannerman Mining Resources (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd
Managing Director – Namibia
BEng (Electrical), MBA
Werner has more than 30 years experience in the diamond, coal and uranium mining industries. Prior to joining Bannerman Resources, Werner was Mine Manager at Rössing Uranium Mine in Namibia. During 2001 and 2003 he worked at the Tarong Coal Mine in Queensland, Australia as Business Improvement Manager.
Werner has worked in the diamond industry at Namdeb and in the underground diamonds mines in South Africa.
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
CA, CTA, FCPA, FGIA, F Fin, MAICD, MBA, GradDipAppFin SIA,
Mr Herlihy is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ professional experience. His extensive background in the resources sector includes several roles within BHP Limited, commencing as global Financial Controller for BHP Iron Ore before progressing to special project roles. More recently, he was a partner of a national accounting and advisory firm that was part of a top-ten global accounting network.
Mr Herlihy has deep, hands-on experience in project finance and M&A activities. His broad transactional experience ranges from negotiating small joint venture agreements through to lead commercial roles on large-scale multinational transactions.
Mr Herlihy holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Curtin University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Deakin University.
Project Advisor – Etango
BEng (Chemical), MSc (Metallurgical Engineering), FAusIMM
John has more than 40 years experience in the resources industry. John has worked for mining and engineering companies in Australia and North America. While at Homestake Mining Company and Barrick Gold Corporation, he worked in mining and milling operations and project development in the USA, Canada, South America, Australia and Africa.
Prior to joining Bannerman, John was General Manager Leaching at Bateman Engineering, based in Australia. John also led the successful development of the Eskay Creek project in Canada, the Cowal gold project in Australia and the Tulawaka gold project in Tanzania, as well as other development and capital project roles for both Homestake and Barrick.