Board & Management

Jonathan Downes Chairman Nickel X Limited

Jonathan Downes


Mr Downes has more than 25 years’ experience in the mining industry and has worked in various geological and corporate capacities. Mr Downes has experience with nickel, gold and base metals and has also been intimately involved with numerous private and public capital raisings. Mr Downes was a founding director of Hibernia Gold (later renamed Moly Mines Ltd), Siberia Mining Corporation Ltd, Kaiser Reef Limited and Wolf Minerals Limited. Mr Downes is currently a non-executive director of Kingwest Resources Limited, Galena Mining Limited and Corazon Mining Limited; and an executive director of Kaiser Reef Limited.

Matt Gauci Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr Matthew Gauci

Managing Director &
Chief Executive Officer

Mr Gauci is a Mining Executive with more than 20 years’ experience having successfully financed and managed private and public mining exploration companies operating in Australia, Africa and South America. Mr Gauci has managed teams in the exploration, development and feasibility of a number of mining exploration projects in precious metals, base metals, energy and bulk commodities. Mr Gauci is a member of the Corporate and Tax Committee for the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC).

Oliver Kreuzer Non Executive Director Nickel X Limited

Dr Oliver Kreuzer

Non-Executive Director

Dr Kreuzer is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (MAIG RPGeo) and company director with a broad skill set in structural, generative and corporate geology honed during a 20+ year career in applied research and mineral exploration across a wide range of gold, base and battery metal and uranium projects across the globe. His generative work laid the foundations to several new company floats, company transforming project acquisitions and new discoveries.

Dr Kreuzer also acts as an Associate Editor of top-ranked geoscience journal Ore Geology Reviews. His extensive research, which covers aspects of structural and ore deposit geology, exploration targeting, risk-value management and decision-making applied to mineral exploration, is published in leading peer-reviewed journals.

Mr Richard Monti

Non-Executive Director

Richard Monti is a geologist with a successful career of over 35 years in the international mineral resource industry resulting in broad industry knowledge and strong strategic planning capabilities. He has first-hand working knowledge of all aspects of the industry from project generation, exploration, resource, feasibility, construction, operations, finance, marketing and divestment, Mr Monti has worked in diverse countries with exposure to most commodities including base metals, nickel, iron ore, coal, industrial minerals, potash and gold.

He also has over 60 director-years’ experience on 15 ASX-listed and TSX-listed mining and exploration companies for micro-caps through to mid-size miners and built and managed teams of up to 70 personnel. He worked for a number of international and Australian companies including Anaconda Nickel, RTZ Exploration, the North Group and the Normandy Group. During a 7-year term ay Anaconda Nickel, he held general manager positions in technical, commercial, and marketing fields.

Mr Monti was a principle of corporate advisory firm, Ventnor Capital, from 2005 to 2010 and is the principle of Terracognita which supplies advice to resource industry companies. He has relationships with broking and banking houses in Australia and Canada.


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