Know Your Leadership Team: The Board and Management at Renegade Exploration (ASX:RNX)

  • October 18, 2020 12:12 AM AEDT
  • Team Kalkine
Know Your Leadership Team: The Board and Management at Renegade Exploration (ASX:RNX)


  • Renegade Exploration Limited is backed by a highly experienced and competent leadership team with domestic as well as international experience.
  • The board and management are actively looking for acquisition and development opportunities to develop economic mineral deposits.
  • The rich experience of the team shall be a critical driving force for achieving the objective of becoming a mid-tier resource company.

Amongst the many ingredients required for a successful organisation, “leadership” would be an obvious one. Besides being the art of motivating people to execute tasks enthusiastically, competently, and proficiently, good leadership meets various challenges in various phases of organisational growth.

These challenges include shaping a shared vision, setting objectives to convert this strategic vision, and providing premeditated direction for achieving the goals. The leadership is required to have a good set of management skills to ensure that the direction set by leaders are sustainable.

Moreover, the board, as well as the management team, both operate in tandem, and one requires a blend of leadership and management skills to run an organisation effectively.

Given this backdrop, let us look at the board and management team of a minerals exploration and development company, Renegade Exploration Limited (ASX:RNX). RNX is one ASX listed company, which boasts a highly competent leadership team, that has been making judicious decisions for the Company.

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Renegade Exploration Limited aims to evolve into a mid-tier resource company through successfully discovering, acquiring, and developing economic mineral deposits and has been aggressively engaged towards achieving the same.

The veteran leadership team of RNX has been a key driving force for the overall outstanding performance of RNX. Moreover, the same leadership team has been key to capturing and exploiting emerging opportunities for the Company.

Having learned all that, let us get familiar with the proficient board and management team of RNX, holding a track record of successful strategy execution.

Robert Kirtlan, Non-Executive Chairman

With over 25 years of experience related to arranging equity and debt financing for junior and major mining companies in the mining industry, Mr Robert Kirtlan has readily participated in the roles of financing, management, and development of exploration opportunities. These exploration opportunities range across a wide variety of commodities throughout several nations.

Moreover, before working for major investment banks in Sydney and New York, focusing on global mining, Mr Kirtlan has a backdrop of working in accounting and finance.

Mark Wallace, Non-Executive Director

As a finance professional, and with a backdrop of finance and economics, Mr Wallace has worked with major as well as boutique Investment Banks for around 20 years, specialising in the Global Materials and Energy sectors.

Mr Wallace has a history of identifying, advising, and financing early-stage and pre-development mining and energy companies while working in London and Sydney.

Did you read: Renegade Inks a Deal to Sell Yukon Project, Receives Commitments Worth A$750,000  

Peter Voulgaris, Non-Executive Director

With more than 20 years of experience in the global mine operations, project development and management, Mr Voulgaris has worked as the Vice President of Business Development for Minco Group of Companies.

His rich operational experience is characterized by several prolific projects that he has been actively part of across the mining sector. Mr Voulgaris’ significant experience in mine development was supported through the following roles:  

  • Technical Services Manager at Ivanhoe’s world-class Oyu Tolgoi Cu-Au project, Mongolia
  • Expansion Study Manager for MMG at the Sepon copper-gold mine, Laos

Currently, Mr Voulgaris holds the role of Principal at Elysium Mining Ltd and the role of project manager at Vendetta Mining’s Pegmont Project.

Ben Vallerine, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Vallerine holds around one and a half-decade of global industry experience while working as a geologist as well as a manager. His qualifications include Bachelor of Science, coupled with Economic Geology (Hons) from the University of Tasmania.

Further, his rich experience is composed of his engagement with prominent western- Australia based gold miners, New Hampton Goldfields and Harmony Gold as well as the globally renowned iron ore giant Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO).

Mr Vallerine’s managed entire in-country activities for junior explorer Black Range Minerals while being in the USA for around five years. Besides this, Mr Vallerine had also shared responsibilities while managing activities for Coventry Resources in Canada as well as Alaska.

Related: Renegade Exploration Limited Cracking Crust at Yandal Project, Plans Significant Activities For Yukon Project

In a nutshell, the leadership team at RNX boasts high-calibre and versatile experience in domestic as well as international mining industry as they have worked with prominent industry players. This rich experience shall play a pivotal role in propelling RNX to achieve its objective of moving a level up from being a junior explorer. 


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