AC_Headshot 1~5 (2)Alasdair Cooke, Director
BSc (Hons), MAIG
Mr Cooke is a qualified geologist and has been involved throughout his career in mineral exploration and corporate development, including eight years spent with BHP Minerals Business Development Group and over fifteen years managing public resource companies. Mr Cooke is a founding partner of the Mitchell River Group, which over the past fifteen years has established a number of successful mining projects and resources companies, developing greenfield mines in Australia, Africa and South America.

Mr Cooke is currently the Executive Chairman of African Energy Resources Ltd, Executive Director of Anova Metals Ltd, a Non-Executive Director of Eve Investments Limited and an Executive Director of Caravel Minerals Limited.


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Bill Fry, Director

Mr Fry has more than 20 years corporate experience in the mining and resources industry, specialising in accounting, management, business development and general corporate activities. He has vast experience in project evaluation and development, project funding, management, finance and operations. Over the past 15 years, Mr Fry has been a Director of several private and public companies with activities ranging from funds management, minerals exploration, mining and quarrying.

Mr Fry is currently a Director of Eve Investments Limited, African Energy Resources Ltd, Anova Metals Limited and the Mitchell River Group.



Frazer_Tabeart_ 14~5 (2)Dr Frazer Tabeart, Director
PhD, BSc (Hons), A.R.S.M, MAIG

Dr Frazer Tabeart is a geologist with 30 years international experience in exploration and project development, with a strong technical background in porphyry copper-gold systems, orogenic gold deposits, magmatic nickel-copper sulphides and energy minerals. After spending 16 years with WMC Resources and managing exploration portfolios in the Philippines, Mongolia and Africa, he left to join the Mitchell River Group.

He has served on ASX-listed Company Boards at Executive level over the past 12 years. He is a Director and Principal at Mitchell River Group, and current Managing Director of PolarX Limited, an Executive Director of African Energy Resources Limited and Non-Executive Chairman of Arrow Minerals. Dr Tabeart has a first-class honours degree and PhD from the Royal School of Mines in London and is also a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and the Society of Economic Geologists.



Laurie_Barnes_HeadShot_ 18~2 (2)Lauritz Barnes, Director
BSc (Hons), GCAppFin, MAusIMM, MAIG

Mr Barnes is a geologist with over 15 years experience, specialising in resource estimation, project evaluation and project development. He is a member of both the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).

His initial roles were for BHP Minerals (now BHP Billiton) at the Cannington Ag-Pg-Zn Mine in Queensland and with the exploration group based in Perth, Western Australia. He set up his own consulting company in 1999 and began working with Mitchell River Group as a Geologist. Specialising in resource estimation and project evaluation, he has consulted over the years to numerous ASX, TSX and AIM listed companies including Panoramic Resources (formerly Sally Malay Mining Limited), Albidon Limited, Mirabela Nickel, Wildhorse Energy and Valdera Resources. Recently, his primary consulting and advisory roles have been to ASX listed companies including African Energy Resources, Anova Metals, Exco Resources, Crusader Resources and Energy Ventures. Commodities covered in these various roles include gold, copper-gold, nickel, uranium, base metals, coal and rare earths.