Board of Directors & Management

The Board and Management Team has a combination of resource management, exploration, project acquisitions, financial and corporate experience with a successful background in identifying and developing  world class resource assets.

Mr David Paull
Managing Director and Chair

Mr Paull has over 25 years’ experience in resource business development and industrial minerals marketing.  Over the last eight years David has been the Managing Director of Aspire.  David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from Cornell University New York.  He is a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

Mr Gan-Ochir Zunduisuren
Executive Director

Mr Zunduisuren has over 15 years of experience in mineral resource sector including zinc, gold mining, coal exploration and resource project development in Mongolia and Canada. Mr. Zunduisuren is General Director of GZ Capital LLC, a mineral resource focused investment and advisory firm and was a key part of the syndicate that made the Ovoot Coking Coal project discovery.

Mr Zunduisuren has a Degree in Mining Engineering from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology and a MSc in Global Finance from NYU Stern School of Business and HKUST.

Mr Zunduisuren has had no other public company directorships in the last three years.

Mr Boldbaatar Bat-Amgalan
Executive Director

Mr Boldbaatar Bat-Amgalan has had senior roles in public relations and publishing and was previously a director of Erdenet Mining Company. He also previously held senior roles in the Government of Mongolia, including the State Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of the Communication Regulatory Commission.

Mr Neil Lithgow
Non-Executive Director

Mr Lithgow has over 25 years’ experience in mineral exploration, mineral economics and mining feasibility studies, covering base metals, coal, iron ore and gold.  Mr Lithgow has previously worked for Aquila Resources Limited and Eagle Mining Corporation NL.

Mr Lithgow is a founder and a Non-Executive Director of Bauxite Resources Limited.  Neil is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

Ms Hannah Badenach
Non-Executive Director

Ms Badenach holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tasmania. She currently acts as Vice President of Asset Development & Operations at Noble Resources Limited, a subsidiary of the Noble Group (SGX: N21).

Ms Badenach has considerable experience in management and development within Mongolia. Her previous roles have included practising law for several years in Asia, including two years in Mongolia with Lynch & Mahoney. Ms Badenach was also previously Managing Director of QGX Mongol LLC from 2006, a coal explorer and developer prior to its takeover in 2008 by Mongolia Holdings Corporation.

Mr Alex Passmore
Non-Executive Director

Mr Passmore is an experienced and well regarded corporate executive with a strong financial and technical background in the resource sector. Alex has a diverse background having held technical roles in the industry and then senior positions in both the institutional debt financing and equity capital market arenas. More recently he has assumed executive positions with listed resource companies.

Mr Achit-Erdene Darambazar
Non-Executive Director

Mr Darambazar is a financial adviser to Mr Tserenpuntsag and President and CEO of Mongolia International Capital Corporation LLC (MICC), a leading Mongolian investment banking firm. He is also a successful Mongolian businessman in his own right.

Mr Phil Rundell
Company Secretary

Mr Rundell is a former Partner of a big 4 accounting firm and is now a sole practitioner Chartered Accountant specialising in providing company secretarial, compliance, accounting and reconstruction services.