Martin Holland is a mining executive with over a decade of corporate experience. Mr Holland is a co-founder of Cobre, and is the founder and former CEO of ASX listed Lithium Power International Limited (ASX: LPI). Mr Holland listed LPI in 2016 and raised in excess of $70 million in new equity; and acquired, explored and developed one of the world’s highest grade and largest lithium mines in Chile. Mr. Holland is Chairman of Sydney based private investment company, Holland International.
Andrew Sissian is a corporate finance executive, with over 15 years experience, and is a co-founder of Cobre. Mr Sissian is also an executive and co-founder of Procon Telematics Pty Ltd, a global asset management platform that was established in 2011. Mr Sissian previously worked as an Associate Director with NAB’s institutional bank based in Australia and China, focused on acquisition finance in the Mining, Agriculture and Retail sectors. Prior to NAB, Mr Sissian worked with Wilsons Stockbroking.
Michael McNeilly is an experienced corporate financier having advised several private, Main Market listed, AIM quoted and ISDX listed companies on a variety of corporate transactions during his tenure at Arden Partners (AIM:ARDN) and Allenby Capital respectively. Mr McNeilly was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Connemara Mining Company PLC in February 2018 and was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of MOD Resources Limited in November 2018. He was also previously a director of GGP, as well as a Corporate Executive at Coinsilium (NEX:COIN) where he worked with early stage blockchain focused start-ups providing corporate finance and strategy advice. Prior to his career in corporate finance, he worked at Simmons & Simmons and PartnerRe and founded two start-up companies. Mr McNeilly studied Biology at Imperial College London and has BA in Economics from the American University of Paris. Michael is fluent in French.
Michael has a long history of involvement in the Australian and international mining industry, having founded 2 former ASX-listed Australian mining exploration and development companies: Endocoal Limited (formerly as Atlas Coal Limited) and Carabella Resources Limited. Michael has also held previous positions on the Boards of 3 other ASX-listed resource companies (Stratum Metals Limited, Intra Energy Limited and Frontier Diamonds Limited) and 2 unlisted public resource companies (Scott Creek Coal Limited and Northam Iron Limited). He was most recently a founding director of ASX-listed Genex Power Limited (ASX:GNX), a company focussed on the origination and development of innovative clean energy generation and electricity storage solutions across Australia.
Michael has considerable international corporate finance experience, having spent many years as an investment banker with three globally recognised investment banks. Subsequent to transitioning into mainstream corporate management in the early nineties, he has held a number of senior executive positions on the Boards of publicly listed companies across each of the London, Johannesburg and Australian Securities Exchanges. In these roles he developed deep expertise in the management and running of listed companies and an intimate working knowledge of the regulatory, legal and governance environments in which listed companies operate. Michael is a former Rhodes Scholar, has an Oxford University postgraduate degree in Management Studies and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
Justin Clyne is a company director and/ or company secretary of public-listed and unlisted companies. He has significant experience and knowledge in international law, the Corporations Act, the ASX Listing Rules, and corporate regulatory requirements. Mr Clyne was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Whales and High Court of Australia in 1996 before gaining admission as a barrister in 1998. He has 15 years of experience in the legal profession acting for a number of the country’s largest corporations, initially in the areas of corporate and commercial law before dedicating himself full-time to the provision of corporate advisory and company secretarial services. Mr Clyne holds a Masters of Law in International Law from the University of New South Wales and is a qualified Chartered Company Secretary.