Andrew Van Der Zwan
Position: Chairman & Non-Executive Director
Qualifications: BA Chemical Engineering (with Honours)
Andrew holds both domestic and international exposure in commercial and engineering with over 30 years of experience. Currently a Non-Executive Director of Argo Exploration Ltd (ASX: AXT) since March 2013 and JV Global Limited (ASX:JVG) since 2019 besides being associated with MRQ: Andrew, a BA Chemical Engineering (with Honours) degree holder, was employed in various senior positions in the US, Australia, Africa and Europe within the worldwide operations of Exxon Mobil for 17 years (1986 to 2003). For 4 years he was a Non-Executive Director of Gulfx Ltd. For 2 years he was a Non-Executive Director of Titan Energy. He was the General Manager of Fuels and Marketing at United Petroleum in 2011 and CEO of United Petroleum in 2013. Since February 2011 until January 2013, Andrew served as MRQ’s Managing Director. He became Chairman in October 2013 and maintains his association as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
Position: Independent Non-Executive Director
Qualifications: BSc Geology, MAusIMM, MAIG, FSEG, MAICD
Christopher holds a BSc in Geology and has been a Non-Executive Director of MRG Metals since August 2013. He has extensive global experience in the discovery and operation of minerals projects, including successful operations in developing countries where government and community stakeholder management is essential. Christopher’s career foundation was 22 years with Rio Tinto where he started out as a graduate geologist and held numerous senior leadership roles, working and living throughout the Asia Pacific Region. He is acknowledged for his key role in a number of mineral discoveries, including in Laos (Sepon), Indonesia (Rawas), Chile (Escondida brownfields), Australia (Costerfield brownfields) and Sweden (Bjorkdal brownfields). He is a founding partner and Director of Sasak Minerals / SensOre (Private).
Position: Non-Executive Director & Company Secretary
Qualifications: Chartered Accountant, Bachelor of Business
Associated with MRQ since incorporation (2011) as a Non-Executive Director, Company Secretary and a CFO. Shane is a Chartered Accountant and Bachelor of Business degree holder with over 30 years accounting and financial experience. Shane is currently employed at the Ballarat office of RSM Australia as a specialist Business Advisor post the merger between RSM and his own accounting practice: He was employed at a large regional public accounting practice for 10 years and KPMG for 3 years. He has served for 2 years at Metminco Limited as a Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary. At Redcliffe Resources Ltd, he was offering tax, business advisory and secretarial services. Is also serving as a Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary to White Rock Minerals Ltd since August 2015.
Position: Country Manager – Exploration, Mozambique
Qualifications: BSc Geology (Hons) (UFS)
Kobus is a South African based senior geologist and an established expert in Heavy Mineral Sands (HMS) exploration. He was the exploration manager for the 3 years of the original Corridor Sands exploration programs carried out by Southern Mining in the early 2000’s. In recent years, Kobus brings with him access to a wider skill set in Resource Geology, Metallurgy and Mineralogy. Kobus is now MRG’s Qualified Person for reporting of Market Updates to ASX.