Board of Directors and Management
Keong Chan B.Comm MICLA (Non-Executive Chairman)
Keong was appointed Non-Executive Chairman on 7th April 2020, spending his early career working with PWC Australia and Deloitte in Canberra, Sydney and Perth, Keong has significant corporate experience in capital raisings, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and takeovers and divestments. He has also been a director on the boards of a number of ASX listed companies and has accumulated a vast network of relationships across a number of industries, bringing these connections and expertise to his role as Chairman of Metalsearch.
John Goody (Non-Executive Director)
John was appointed Non-Executive Director on 4th October 2019 and is a Member of the Australian Geological Society with over 45 years’ experience in minerals exploration in Australia and overseas. He was a founding director of Aeon Metals Ltd (ASX: AML) and is currently a director of minerals exploration company Cobalt Queensland Pty Ltd. John brings a high level of technical expertise and deep understanding of Metalsearch’s Abercorn Project.
Robert Downey B.Ed. ,LL.B (Hons) (Non-Executive Director)
Robert is a qualified solicitor who has practised mainly in the areas of international resource law, corporate law and initial public offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience as an advisor, founder and director of various ASX, TSX and AIM companies. Mr Downey is currently a partner at Dominion Legal, a boutique law firm in Perth.
Peter Zardo (Chief Operating Officer)
Peter was appointed COO on 7th April 2020, after spending more than 16 years in the institutional and business banking division of the Westpac Group. Prior to joining Metalsearch, Peter was a Director of Industry banking, where he was responsible for leadership of the wider commercial banking team and provided strategic guidance to a large corporate portfolio. Previous to this, Peter spent several years in equity markets. He has undertaken studies in Applied Science at Charles Sturt University and is a member of the Institute of Company Directors. Peter possesses strong execution and extensive business development skills which he brings with him to build the Company’s operational platform and accelerate commercialisation of its assets.