Mark Stewart Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Law
Mr Stewart has over 24 years of international legal and commercial experience, particularly in the resources industry, in Africa, Asia, North America and Australia. He worked as an in-house lawyer for Anglo American plc (Anglo) for over ten years, negotiating acquisitions and joint ventures throughout Africa and South East Asia and interacting with governments regarding their mineral, fiscal and investment codes. Mr Stewart has broad commercial experience in the junior mining and resources sector having worked for junior listed resource companies from 2003 to 2010, including several years as Managing Director of two Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed exploration companies, which he listed in 2005 and 2007. Mr Stewart holds a Bachelor of Journalism majoring in Journalism and Law from Rhodes University (South Africa) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Cape Town (South Africa). He also holds post-graduate diplomas in both Company Law and Tax from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has spent the last few years in Adelaide, Australia where he has been practicing as a commercial and corporate lawyer advising on negotiations in relation to cross-border transactions, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and capital raising. A law firm of which he is principal has provided legal advice to the Company from time to time on normal commercial terms.
Mark is Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee.