Patrick Walta – Managing Director
Patrick Walta is a qualified metallurgist, mineral economist and board executive with experience across both technical and commercial roles within the mining and water treatment industries.
Graduating from Melbourne University with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Science, Mr Walta has gone on to complete postgraduate studies including an MBA, Masters of Science (Mineral Economics) and a Diploma of Project Management. In addition, Mr Walta is a graduate of the AICD’s Company Directors Course.
Mr Walta’s experience within the mining industry includes public & private company management, mineral processing, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, project management, feasibility studies, exploration activities, competitive intelligence and strategic planning.
In 2009 Mr Walta co-founded the Raging Bull Group of entities, targeting acquisition and ‘economic rehabilitation’ of historic mine sites via extraction of remnant mineralisation. The Raging Bull Group now manages interests in several mining and water treatment assets.
Previously, Mr Walta was Executive Director of Carbine Resources Limited following the 2014 takeover of a subsidiary of the private mineral resources group Raging Bull Mining. His role at Carbine involved the development of all facets of the Mount Morgan Gold & Copper Project, as well as general management and continued business development of the Company.
Mr Walta also has a broad level of resource industry experience through Rio Tinto, Citic Pacific Mining, Cradle Resources, Primary Gold and Clean TeQ.
Tolga Kumova – Corporate Director
Mr Tolga Kumova has 15 years’ experience in stockbroking, corporate finance and corporate restructuring, and has specialised in initial public offerings and capital requirements of mining focused companies. He has raised in excess of $500 million for mining ventures, varying from inception stage through to construction and development.
Mr Kumova is currently an advisor of Syrah Resources Limited, an ASX 200 mining company. Mr Kumova was a founding shareholder of Syrah Resources in 2010 and served as an Executive Director from May 2013 to October 2016, and as Managing Director from October 2014 to October 2016.
During his tenure at Syrah Resources, Mr Kumova led the business from resource stage through to full funding through to development, gaining experience negotiating offtake agreements with numerous globally recognised counterparties.
Evan Cranston – Executive Chairman
Mr Evan Cranston is a corporate lawyer with a broad experience in the areas of capital raising, IPOs, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
Mr Cranston was formerly Executive Director – Corporate of Ampella Mining Limited and is currently non-executive chairman of Boss Resources Limited and a non-executive director of Carbine Resources Limited, Clancy Resources Limited and Cradle Resources Limited. Mr Cranston joined the Board of Attila Resources Limited in October 2012.
Ernest Thomas Eadie – Non-Executive Director
Mr Eadie is a well-credentialed mineral industry leader and explorer with broad experience in both the big end and small end of town. He was the founding Chairman of Syrah Resources, Copper Strike and Discovery Nickel as well as a founding Director of Royalco Resources.
At Syrah, he was at the helm during acquisition, discovery and early feasibility work of the huge Balama graphite deposit in Mozambique which is due to start production in mid-2017.
Copper Strike, where he was also Managing Director for 10 years, made several significant copper/gold and lead/zinc/silver discoveries in North Queensland, and while at Discovery Nickel (later to be renamed Discovery Metals), Tom assisted with gaining control of the Boseto copper deposit in Botswana.
Prior to this, Mr Eadie was Executive General Manager of Exploration and Technology at Pasminco Limited, at the time the largest zinc producer in the world. This came after technical and later management responsibilities at Cominco and Aberfoyle in the 1980s.
Mr Eadie has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geology and Geophysics from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Science in Physics (Geophysics) from the University of Toronto and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Security Institute of Australia. He is a Fellow (and past board member) of the AusIMM and a Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Bryn Hardcastle – Non-executive Director
Mr Bryn Hardcastle is principal of Perth-based law firm, Bellanhouse Legal, specialising in corporate, commercial and securities law. He advises on equity capital markets, takeovers, schemes and corporate acquisitions, reconstructions and disposals predominantly in the energy and resources sector. Mr Hardcastle joined the Board of Attila Resources Limited in December 2011.