Triton Minerals Limited (ASX: TON) is an ASX-listed emerging graphite producer with three world-class graphite projects in the Cabo Delgado region of northern Mozambique.
The company’s flagship asset is the Ancuabe Graphite Project, where early works are well underway, and mining and processing is scheduled to commence in the first half of 2020. Because of its large flake size, graphite from Ancuabe is suitable for expandable applications including as a fire retardant construction material, and more than half of Ancuabe’s forecast annual production has been earmarked for this market. The balance is expected to be sold to battery manufacturers.
In addition to Ancuabe, Triton holds the Balama North and Balama South Projects, which include the world’s largest combined graphite and vanadium deposit, Nicanda Hill.
Board and Management
Xingmin (Max) Ji
Xingmin Ji has more than 20 years of finance and investment experience and has worked in China, Hong Kong, the United States, Singapore and Australia in the fields of resource project development, stock market investment, foreign currency, real estate and other investment projects.
Previously, he has been the representative of the majority shareholder for more than 20 companies, including a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE). He has also been director and chairman for numerous companies, some of which operated international joint ventures.
Xingmin was the CEO of Minjar Gold between 2011 and 2014, guiding the company from exploration to production, and was integral in the sale of Minjar Gold into SSE-listed Shandong Tianye.
He is currently the Chairman of Minjar Gold and the CEO of Shandong Tianye Australia Group, and led Shandong Tianye’s investment in Triton Minerals Limited and Minjar Gold’s recent acquisition of the Pajingo gold mine in Queensland. He sits on the Board as a nominee of Shandong Tianye, a substantial shareholder of the Company.
Peter Canterbury is a highly regarded senior mining executive with significant knowledge of project development on operations in Australia and Africa. He was previously the CEO of Bauxite Resources Limited for two years.
Prior to this he was the CFO of Sundance Resources for six years. He played a lead role in negotiating the mining and development convention for Sundance in Cameroon for the US$5 billion integrated iron ore mine, rail and port project. He was also critical in the rebuilding of Sundance as acting CEO following the tragic plane crash in June 2010, which claimed the lives of the CEO and the entire Board.
Between 2001 and 2007, Peter was the Chief Financial Officer of Dadco Europe, which owns the Stade Alumina refinery in Germany and a share in the CBG bauxite mine in Guinea. He was responsible for the finance, commerce and logistics functions of the Company. Earlier in his career he held several senior positions with Alcoa World Alumina in the finance, marketing and projects areas in Australia and overseas.
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
Patrick Burke holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Western Australia. He has extensive legal and corporate advisory experience, and over the last 10 years has acted as a director for several ASX, NASDAQ and AIM-listed resources companies.
His legal expertise is in corporate commercial and securities law, in particular capital raisings and mergers and acquisitions. His corporate advisory experience includes identification and assessment of acquisition targets, strategic advice, deal structuring and pricing, funding, due diligence and execution.
Guanghui (Michael) Ji
Guanghui Ji is the CEO of Minjar Gold. Prior to this he worked for various leading mining companies throughout China and Mongolia.
He started his career as a processing engineer with Shandong Gold in China in 1994 and has been involved in production management and international mining resource development for 20 years, mainly in the gold and non-ferrous metal mining and processing sector.
Guanghui graduated from North China Electric Power University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Management. He sits on the Board as a nominee of Shandong Tianye, a substantial shareholder of the Company.
Paula Ferreira is a resident in Mozambique and a Chartered Accountant with more than 44 years of financial and commercial experience.
She spent more than 15 years of her early career in the construction industry as a Chief Financial Officer and senior executive, and was one of the founders of CETA, a Mozambican construction company.
Paula spent the next 27 years devoted to financial audit, consulting and advisory roles, and was the managing director and a partner of Deloitte & Touche in Mozambique from 2000 to 2013. She is currently a Fellow of Aspen Global Leadership Network and is engaged in entrepreneurial project development.
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