BOARD AND MANAGEMENT
In country management by Western USA Experts.
PAUL LLOYD – NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Paul is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ commercial experience and operates his own corporate consulting business, specialising in the area of corporate, financial and management advisory services. After commencing his career with an international accounting firm, he was employed for approximately 10 years as the General Manager of Finance for a Western Australian based international drilling contractor working extensively in Asia and Africa. Paul floated Beacon Minerals Ltd on the ASX in 2006 and has been responsible for a number of IPOs, RTOs, project acquisitions and capital raisings for ASX listed public companies.
GREG SMITH – NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Greg commenced his career in 1975 and has worked over a wide cross section of minerals and countries including in North America, Australia, Asia and throughout Africa. He was the exploration manager for Moto Gold Mines Ltd, responsible for the discovery of 22.5 million ounces of gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Kibali Mine). Recently he planned and supervised the drill-out of the maiden resource on the Big Sandy Lithium Project. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
BARNABY EGERTON-WARBURTON – NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Barnaby has over 20 years of trading, investment banking, international investment and market experience with positions at JP Morgan, BNP Equities (New York) and Prudential Securities (New York). An experienced investment banker and corporate advisor, having held managing director and non-executive director positions in the investment banking, oil & gas and resource sectors. He holds a degree in economics, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
LYLE THORNE – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Lyle is a geologist with over 29 years’ experience in Australia and overseas. His project experience encompasses grassroots exploration, development programmes (to JORC standards) through to Feasibility Studies for proposed mine developments. In 2006, he was part of the team that successfully floated Beacon Minerals Ltd on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). In 2008, he established a geological consulting business that provides geological management services to mining and exploration companies. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
IN-COUNTRY MANAGEMENT TEAM
President & Founder – 16 years of industry experience
Regulatory Specialist – 20 years of industry experience
Senior Exploration Geologist -16 years of industry experience
Founded in 2005, HLS is a Utah-based consulting firm with extensive knowledge and experience over a broad spectrum of commodities in North America. Services provided include planning, implementation and completion of exploration development programmes, regulatory compliance, drilling services and drill programme management using exterior contractors .
The Company has managed numerous exploration and drilling programmes for clients targeting several commodities including uranium, vanadium, copper, manganese, potash, lithium, gold, silver, oil and gas exploration. HLS also owns a fleet of track-mounted diamond drill rigs and support equipment tailored to remote exploration programmes.
HLS has been involved with the Diablo Projects since the early stages and has sound knowledge of the project history and logistics required to complete exploration moving forward.