John Byrne

Non-Executive Chairman

John Byrne has 40 years’ experience in the natural resource industry as a financial analyst, investor and mine developer. He has been Chairman and CEO of numerous successful resource companies, including Western Coal Corp which was capitalised at less than C$1 million when he joined, and was sold for C$3.3 billion in 2010.

Beginning with net assets of GBP£1.4 million in 2002, John established and mentored Cambrian Mining Plc, which amassed net assets of GBP£149 million prior to its acquisition in 2008.

John is currently a Chairman of Lions Bay Capital Limited and Fidelity Minerals Limited, both of which are listed on the Toronto Ventures Exchange. He is also a director of unlisted companies in Australia.