Board & Management
Focused & Experienced Team
Michael Griffiths – Non-Executive Chairman
Alex Neuling – Executive Director & Company Secretary
Mike is an experienced geologist and senior company executive with over 25 years in the mineral exploration and energy sectors in Africa and Australia. He is currently an Executive Director of ASX- listed African gold mining company Chalice Gold (ASX:CHN) and a Director of TSX-listed African gold exploration company Currie Rose Resources (TSX:CUI). He has overseen the discovery and exploration of significant gold deposits in Tanzania, Eritrea and the Northern Territory. Prior to moving into the minerals sector he spent the first 2 years of his career as a coal geologist in central Queensland. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from Macquarie University in Sydney and is a member of AusIMM.
Shiv Madan – Managing Director
Shiv has a 14 year background in investment banking and strategy consulting with a focus on commodities and financial markets. Most recently he was head base metals trader at Dresdner Kleinwort in London and previously worked with Lehman Brothers and Daiwa Securities in senior trading and capital raising roles. As Director of Dugal Pty Ltd (100% acquired by Mozambi Coal Ltd), Shiv was responsible for acquiring the Company’s exploration licenses in Mozambique, where he has significant on-the-ground experience and high level relationships. Shiv holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University.
Alex is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with over 10 years corporate and financial experience. This experience includes 5 years as director, chief financial officer and/or secretary of various ASX-listed companies in the energy, mineral exploration, biotechnology and mining services sectors. He previously worked at Deloitte in London and Perth. Alex holds an Honours degree in Chemistry from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.
Robert Hemphill – Non-Executive Director
Robert has more than 13 years experience in financial accounting, taxation and business advisory services both domestically and internationally. He is a director/company secretary of a number of public and private companies. Robert completed a Bachelor of Business at Charles Sturt University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Chala Kondragunta – Exploration Manager, Mozambique
Chala is an experienced geologist with an 18 year background in the exploration of coal, industrial minerals and metals. He has extensive experience in Mozambique – he was previously Deputy General Manager for Essar Minerals based in Mozambique, where he managed their coal exploration programme in the Tete province. He also worked with Essar in Indonesia in a similar capacity. Previously, he worked in Russia, Armenia, Saudi Arabia and India for a number of companies including Vedanta Resources. Chala holds a Masters of Science in Geology from AMU in India and a Bachelor of Science from Nagarjuna University, India.
Mozambi Coal Limited
Investor Presentation – May 2011