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Wayne Mitchell

AASA, AAIM

Executive Chairman

David Smith

B Econ, Dip Mgmt - Executive MBA

Director & Company Secretary

Wesley Harder

B Sc. Dip SIA. MAusIMM

Director

Michael Rhodes

B Mining Eng.

Non Executive Director

Barry Neal

B Econ, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Ardiansyah Ahmad Situmorang

Accountant, Jakarta Office

Orpheus Energy Management Wayne Mitchell

Wayne Mitchell

AASA, AAIM
Executive Chairman

Mr Mitchell is a qualified accountant with over 30 years extensive senior management experience in the natural resource sector, both in Australia and in South East Asia.

In the early 1970's, Mr Mitchell and two partners were the initial promoters and developers of Thailand's major zinc deposit located at Mae Sot, Northern Thailand. This resource deposit is now owned and operated by a Thai public company, Padaeng Industry Company Ltd.

Mr Mitchell specialises in the areas of financial planning, fund raising and project evaluation. He is also a past Chairman of listed company Central Victorian Gold Mines N.L and a director of Diversified Mineral Resources NL where he initiated and led the project team for the Burton Downs Coal project taken over by Portman Mining before being sold for more than $200 million.

Orpheus Energy Management David Smith

David Smith

B Econ, Dip Mgmt - Executive MBA
Director & Company Secretary

Mr Smith was previously an investment banker of 15 years’ experience, having worked at BBY Limited, JPMorgan Chase and Ord Minnett.

Mr Smith was regularly ranked as one of the Top 10 Australian Investment Bankers in the annual East Coles Surveys, and raised more than $4 billion for corporate clients, maintaining regular Top 15 positions in the various Australian Investment Banking League Tables.

With an extensive background in advising companies across all sectors, Mr Smith was also a founder and former Executive Director of ASX listed coal company Coalworks Limited, which was acquired by Whitehaven Coal for ~$200m in June 2012.

Mr Smith is a Non-Executive Director of Raw Capital Partners Holdings Limited, a boutique international Asset Management business.  He is also a founder and Director of a number of private companies in the property, recruitment and jewellery sectors with a focus on new technology and e-commerce.

 

Orpheus Energy Management Wesley Harder

Wesley Harder

B Sc. Dip SIA. MAusIMM
Director

Mr Harder is a former coal analyst with Jackson Stockbrokers Ltd and he also worked as a resource analyst and stockbroker with a number of stockbrokers including Ord Minnett and Frank Renouf. He has also worked as a field exploration geologist for over 15 years in Australia and its near neighbors including Sumatra and Irian Jaya in Indonesia, mainland Papua New Guinea and New Britain Island, many parts of the Solomon Islands and Fiji. In Australia he worked in the states of New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and Tasmania.

He has worked in tropical/temporate and wet and arid environments searching for a range of mineral commodities including gold, copper and uranium for such major companies as Newmont Mining Inc., Placer Prospecting Ltd and Pancontinental Mining Limited. He was CEO and founding director of Zinico Resources NL and its successors. Mr Harder is a founding shareholder of Coalworks Limited.

Orpheus Energy Management Michael Rhodes

Michael Rhodes

B Mining Eng.
Non Executive Director

Mr Rhodes is a highly experienced drilling engineer by background, having previously worked for companies including Poole Intairdrill, Poole Company Houston and Antah Holdings around the world, including the Middle East and South East Asia. He has lived and worked in Indonesia for over twenty years, and has an extensive network of political, industrial and trade contacts.

Mr Rhodes is also a principal and President- Director of PT Mega Coal International, Orpheus' Indonesian Joint Venture partner. Prior to founding PT Mega Coal with Chairman Ir Nugroho Suksmanto in 2005, he established a successful infrastructure and logistics company, based in& Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, primarily servicing the major mining companies.

Since before Orpheus listed in 2011, Mr Rhodes has worked closely with the Orpheus Board and Management team to help identify production and near-term production coal mining projects, assist in negotiating transactional details and develop the projects at an operational level.

Barry Neal

B Econ, CA
Chief Financial Officer

Mr Neal has more than 25 years of experience acting as a CFO or Financial Controller for both public and unlisted companies in a variety of sectors including mining and resources, property, retail, corporate services, technology and was recently the CFO for ASX listed minerals development company, ASF Group Limited.  Prior to that Mr Neal held various overseas postings for the Australian Trade Commission in countries including Indonesia, China, Malaysia and a number of countries in Europe.

Ardiansyah Ahmad Situmorang

Accountant, Jakarta Office

Mr. Situmorang has studied Economics and Business Administration in Jakarta. He worked from 2004 to 2009 for the Singapore International School, Jakarta, as Finance and Accounting Supervisor. From 2010 to October 2011 he is working for Putera Sampoerna Foundation as Accountant