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Board of Directors

   

Patrick O'Connor, Independent Non-Executive Chairman 

Mr O'Connor is a professional non executive director with experience in a wide range of industries including mining, oil & gas exploration, biotechnology and Government utilities across several international jurisdictions (Australia, Africa, New Zealand, United Kingdom and USA). He is a non-executive Director of Buccaneer Energy Limited (ASX:BCC) and non-executive Director of SAS Telecom Pty Ltd.  Mr O'Connor retired as non-executive Deputy Chairman of Perilya Limited in December 2013 upon its take-over by Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonfemet Co. Ltd (China's third largest zinc producer) and retired as non-executive Chairman of Xceed Resources Limited in February 2014 upon its take-over by Keaton Energy Limited (JSE listed). Mr O'Connor also spent 9 years as a director of the Water Corporation in Western Australia, four years as its Chairman and was previously the Managing Director of Macraes Mining Company Limited, during which time he oversaw the development of the Macraes Gold Project and the acquisition of the Reefton Gold Project in New Zealand. Mr O'Connor was also the Chief Executive Officer for Oceana Gold Limited at the time of its listing on the ASX and remained for a period as a non-executive director.

 

 

Frank Cullity Wilson, Executive Director

Mr Wilson is the founding Director, major shareholder and Chief Executive of the ASX listed TFS Group. He was previously the Managing Partner of the legal firm Wilson and Atkinson (for 16 years) which has established a reputation as a leading Australian taxation litigation and advisory law firm. Mr Wilson has extensive experience in the forestry sector and comes from a strong agricultural / forestry family background. He is a Governor of the University of Notre Dame.
 

 

Ronald Eacott, Non-Executive Director

Member of the Remuneration Committee

 

Mr Eacott is the Managing Director of Expo Document Copy Centre (WA) Pty Ltd, a leading company in the reprographic industry. Mr Eacott is highly experienced in company management with previous positions including State Manager of Union Steel (seven years) and national Manager (New Zealand) for Elders Pastoral (three years). He was the former State Manager (WA) of Boral Steel and later Boral Cyclone over an 18 year period and plays an active role in the community.
 

 

Julius Matthys, Non-Executive Director

Member of the Remuneration Committee, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

 

Mr Matthys is an experienced senior executive with BHP Billiton. He has held senior roles in Iron Ore and Aluminium marketing with responsibility for global sales and customer relationships.  From 2008 to 2011 he managed the Worsley Alumina Joint venture between BHP Billiton, Japan Alumina Associates and Sojitz Corporation. Worsley Alumina is one of the largest alumina refineries in the world producing 3.5 million tonnes of alumina per annum.  Mr Matthys has just recently taken up the role of Vice President External Affairs WA for the BHP Billiton Group. 
 

 

Stephen Atkinson, Non-Executive Director

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

 

Mr Atkinson was a founding director and shareholder instrumental in the establishment of TFS in 1997. He was responsible for the provision of legal advice across all corporate and commercial matters relating to the establishment and day-today running of the company. Previously a partner of the legal firm Wilson and Atkinson and in 2002 he established a sports management and consultancy business ATK Consultants which has extensive dealings in India, one of the major markets for TFS. Stephen recently rejoined the Board in a non-executive capacity.