Directors and Management

Mr. Peter Youd 
Director
 
Mr Youd is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience within the resources and oil and gas services industries.  For the last 29 years Mr Youd has held a number of senior management positions and directorships for publicly listed and private companies in Australia and overseas.
Mr Youd is currently an Executive Director and the Chief Financial Officer of First Graphite Limited.
 
Mr. Bat-Ochir Sukhbaatar
Non-Executive Director
 
Mr. Bat-Ochir is a successful businessman and entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience in international commerce, public relations, trade policy, and infrastructure building in Mongolia. Mr. Bat-Ochir began his career with the Ulaanbaatar City Authority, ultimately employed as senior engineer-economist.  In 1992 he co-founded one of the first private companies in Mongolia focusing on the trade and distribution of imported petroleum and petroleum products in Mongolia through the Global Line Company LLC network of petrol stations and wholesale dealers. In 2009, he and his partners established Geotrass LLC which is engaged in road, bridge and dam construction, fibre optic communications installation and mining logistics.
 
Mr. Bat-Ochir graduated from the Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University in Russia and obtained an MBA from the City University of Seattle in the USA.  Mr. Bat-Ochiris a native of Mongolia and fluent in Russian and English.  He has not held any other listed directorships over the past three years.
 
Ms. Paula Cowan
Non-Executive Director

Ms. Cowan is a finance professional with over 15 years’ experience and is presently a Director of Palisade Business Consulting, a consulting and secretarial advisory firm specialising in business advisory, consulting and finance and secretarial support services to SME’s and ASX listed entities.  Ms. Cowan previously held senior roles in advisory firms KordaMentha and Ernst and Young.  Ms. Cowan holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Law (Hons), is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
 
Ms. Cowan is currently a director of Valor Resources Limited (appointed 9 May 2016). Ms. Cowan was previously a director of Lithex Resources Limited (appointed 29 January 2015, resigned 2 December 2016).
 
 
Mr. Jack James
Non-Executive Director & Company Secretary
 
Jack James has a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology and is a Chartered Accountant.  Mr James provides accounting, secretarial and advisory advice to private and public companies, government and other stakeholders. Mr James has over fifteen years’ experience in chartered accounting specialising in corporate advisory and reconstruction. Most recently, he held senior roles in Ernst & Young and KordaMentha.