Blina Minerals NL Scores Big with Robust Management Team

It is imperative to note that a successful business is backed by its strong management team that brings-in a diverse range of skills and experience, driving the company’s vision forward.

Especially in mining industry, which is inherently challenging to some extent, a company’s reputation is driven by the trust in its board and management team to measure, identify and adequately mitigate numerous challenges that can stem within the mining space.

When it comes to devising a growth trajectory for any emerging player, a highly experienced management portends a key role in defining the backbone for the future developments. In this context, Australian-headquartered resource explorer Blina Minerals NL (ASX: BDI) seems to be on the cusp of setting a good growth profile.

Management – A Key Driver Behind BDI’s Growth

It has been a longstanding practice for Blina’s management team to take wise and focused decisions for the company’s progress, both short term and long term. The company’s management team possesses high caliber technical, capital market, management and financial skills.

Let us take a look at the members of BDI’s management team driving its overarching vision:

Mr Mark Maine, Non-Executive Chairman (CPA, Corporate Governance Expert)

Mr Mark Maine has been recently appointed as the company’s Non-Executive Chairman, following the resignation of former position holder Mr David Porter.

Mr Maine, a Certified Public Accountant, holds more than 40 years of experience in the financial services sector. He holds a Master of Commerce degree and Bachelor of Business degree from Curtin University.

He has worked with several major accounting firms as a corporate adviser listing multiple firms on the ASX, including Peak Resources Limited (ASX: PEK) that he managed for about six years, between 2006 and 2012.

Currently, he is serving as a:

  • CEO of RM Corporate Pty Ltd;
  • Director of Symmetry Capital Partners;
  • Company Secretary and CFO of NTM Gold Limited (ASX: NTM); and
  • Company Secretary of CAQ Holdings Ltd.

Mr Matthew Driscoll, Non-Executive Director (BA, Dip Ed, Grad.Dip.App.Fin. SF Fin, MSAA, GAICD)

Appointed on 15th April 2019, Mr Matthew Driscoll holds substantial experience across numerous industries, including financial services, online technologies, property, fintech and resources. He holds over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and capital markets and is an accomplished company director in roles across private and listed companies.

Moreover, he has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, international business growth, debt and equity raisings, and building strategic alliances, and remains committed to commercial, ethical and consumer-based outcomes.

He is a former Chairman of Powerwrap Limited (PWL) and Chairman of Killara Resources Limited (KRA).

He is currently serving as a:

  • Chairman of Carbonxt (ASX: CG1);
  • Non-Executive Director of Energy Technologies (ASX: EGY);
  • Non-Executive Director of BuyMyPlace.com.au (BMP); and
  • Non-Executive Director of Smoke Alarms Holdings.

Mr Gino D’Anna, Non-Executive Director (B. Com (Hon))

Blina’s board has recently appointed Mr Gino D’Anna as a Non-Executive Director following a consultation process to support in its rebuilding efforts.

He is an experienced public company officer at both National and International level, with considerable experience in public company operations, primary and secondary capital markets, resource exploration, administration and financial management.

He holds particular experience in Canadian Government and First Nations relations in the mining sector. Previously, he has worked as a founding shareholder and founding Executive Director of Atrum Coal (ASX: ATU) and a corporate advisory consultant to Excelsior Gold Limited.

Currently, he is serving as a:

  • Non-Executive Director of MetalsTech Limited (ASX: MTC);
  • Director of Metals Australia Limited (ASX: MLS); and
  • Director of 3G Coal Limited.

Mr Neville Basset, Non-Executive Director (Chartered Accountant)

Mr Neville Basset has been recently appointed as the company’s Non-Executive Director, following the withdrawal of consent by Mr John Fillmore. He is a CA with specialisation in corporate, financial and management advisory services.

He has over 35 years of experience in accounting, finance and stockbroking. His expertise comprises in-depth knowledge of the Corporations Act, ASX listing requirements, corporate taxation and finance.

Moreover, he is an in-demand consultant to publicly listed companies and private company groups, throughout a broad range of industry sectors. He is also a director or company secretary at several public and private companies.

Mr Stuart Usher, Company Secretary (CPA, MBA and Chartered Company Secretary)

Replacing Mr Richard Joughin, Mr Stuart Usher was hired as the Company Secretary in October this year. An MBA from the University of Western Australia, Mr Usher, has more than 25 years of experience in the management and corporate affairs of public listed companies. He has experience across many industries focusing on Strategy & Planning, Corporate & Financial Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Investor Relations & Corporate Governance.

It can be observed that Blina possesses a skilled and well-qualified management team that holds sizable experience in their respective fields. The company’s strong management team has been a major factor contributing to its swift progress.

BDI traded last at $0.001 on 9th December 2019.


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