Mr Warwick Grigor
Appointed 19 September 2023
Mr Grigor brings +40-years of experience in Australian equity capital markets and the resources sector globally. In his early career, Mr Grigor was a mining analyst with stockbroking firms, most notably County NatWest Securities. In 1991, he and Andrew Forrest established Far East Capital Ltd, an ASIC licenced specialist investment bank. In 2008, Warwick sponsored a successful new stockbroking company named BGF Equities and took on the role of Executive Chairman. After three years, Canaccord Genuity acquired 50% of BGF. Four years later Warwick retired from broking to resume operatorship of Far East Capital.
More recently he has aligned himself with high-net-worth investors. A particular focus of recent years has been the interaction between technology, materials and mining. At various times he has sat on mining company boards, the most notable ones being the uranium miner Peninsula Energy (ASX:PEN), the emerging gold producer West Wits Mining (ASX:WWI) and the graphene pioneer, First Graphene Resources (ASX:FGR). Mr Grigor is a graduate of the Australian National University, having completed degrees in law and economics.
Ms. Christina McGrath
Appointed 11 June 2019
Bachelor of Jurisprudence – Monash University
Bachelor of Laws – Monash University
Ms. Christina McGrath has over 30 years of experience in business in the corporate sector. She has had extensive experience as both a commercial lawyer and as an Executive Manager. Her senior Executive Management positions – including Company Secretary – were in the retail and energy resources sectors and include a 10-year period at Coles Myer in both the corporate and supermarket divisions.
Over a period of 10 years, Christina worked at KPMG Australia as senior corporate advisor to a wide range of entities, including listed companies. Christina was instrumental in developing KPMG’s approach to Corporate Governance globally and held a senior advisory position at KPMG’s global headquarters in New York for several years.
Christina brings broad commercial and management experience to the Board. She grew up on a farm in the Victorian Mallee, where her family have been farming for generations, and enjoys working in Aguia’s growing agribusiness.
Mr Ben Jarvis
Appointed 6 September 2023
Mr Ben Jarvis is an experienced company director in the small resources sector, most notably with companies that have operations in South America. Since 2011, he has been a non-executive director of South-American focused Austral Gold Limited (ASX: AGD; TSX-V: AGLD), a precious metals mining and exploration company with an extensive portfolio of assets in Chile and Argentina. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Chilean-focused Freehill Mining Limited (ASX: FHS) which operates the 100%-owned Yerbas Buenas magnetite and aggregate materials project in near to La Serena.
He is also a non-executive director of QX Resources Limited (ASX: QXR) which has a portfolio of exploration assets in Australia and other investments in the resources sector.
Mr Jarvis is the managing director of Six Degrees Investor Relations, an investor relations and advisory firm he founded in 2006 with offices in Sydney and Perth.
Mr Ross Pearson
Appointed 10 November 2023
Mr Ross Pearson is an accomplished executive who brings over four decades of experience as a senior finance and corporate executive from a career spanning resources, technology and professional services. Ross’ experience traverses a wide range of finance and corporate practice and he is a Fellow of CPA Australia.