BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NATHAN MITCHELL

Chairman

Nathan has been associated with the drilling and resource exploration industry for most of his life. He commenced his career with Mitchell Services in 1989 and progressed to lead the company from the year 2000, heralding in a period of unprecedented growth. Under his leadership the company doubled in size to become Australia’s largest privately owned drilling company, before being sold to AJ Lucas in 2008. Nathan then led an international expansion of the drilling business into Indonesia, India, China, Russia, USA and Africa.

Nathan is recognised an industry leader with a proven track record in technical development and business growth. Nathan has significant public and private company experience and is currently chairman of Mitchell Services (ASX:MSV).

Nathan is also Executive Chairman of the Mitchell Group, an investment and project development company with various interests across the mining and resources supply chains.

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CHRIS BAUMANN

Executive Director/General Manager

Chris is a commercially focused leader with broad experience in management, investment management and corporate finance. Chris leads the execution of the Mitchell Group strategy and management of group business operations.  Chris has been involved in various capacities with Mitchell Drilling International since 2014.

Chris supports various functions within the wider Mitchell Group including capital raising, project financing, restructuring, and various other commercial and corporate transactions. Chris is deeply involved with supporting business growth across the Mitchell Group’s underlying investments, across multiple industries including mining services, gas and power, infrastructure and health. Prior to joining the group, Chris was involved in commodities trading and brokerage, facilitating sales between major trading houses in China and India.

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GEORGE THOMAS

Executive Director

George originally took on the role of managing the Mitchell Group’s business expansion into Africa. As one of the key business stalwarts, he brings 30 years of experience to our operations, specifically within Natural Resources and the Oil- and Gas industry. George initially forged his career in Australia, before gathering valuable experience on a number of specialised projects dotted around the globe.

George is valued as a highly experienced senior manager with extensive knowledge of our African operations. He joined the Mitchell Group in October 2011 as their Regional Manager for Africa, and was subsequently appointed to the Board in 2018.

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PETER MURRAY

General Manager – International Operations

Peter is a respected industry professional with more than 40 years of experience in the mineral-, energy- and gas drilling industries. His oversight of numerous projects around the world has seen him operating in India, Canada and Australia for extended periods of time. This wellspring of international experience has positioned Peter perfectly to take full responsibility of overseeing the technical strategy of our drilling projects while also handling any associated operational requirements.

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ROBIN DURANT

General Manager – Commercial and Business Development

Robin brings more than a decade of experience in the drilling- and exploration industry to the boardroom table. Appointments to a range of positions and responsibility areas across the industry value chain have contributed to a broad spectrum of experience and skills on which he is able to draw.

Prior to entering the mining sector, Robin worked with a leading accounting firm for two years. This experience has stood him in good stead, as his key focus going forward is to expand Mitchell Drilling International’s current operations into new jurisdictions. To date, he has successfully managed and executed numerous Drill Projects, with a total combined value of approximately $100 million.

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GLEN VELLEMAN

General Manager – Operations, Africa

Glen joined Mitchell Drilling International early in 2018, and brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise. He has been involved in the drilling- and exploration industry for more than 15 years, allowing him to build knowledge and skills relevant to all facets of the business. Glen is a highly qualified HSEC (Health, Safety, Employment & Contract) Operations and Human Resource professional and has taken on the responsibility of managing the group’s African Operations.

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