Board & Management

Dr Tunks is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientist holding a B.Sc. (Hons.) from Monash and a Ph.D from the University of Tasmania. Dr Tunks has held numerous senior executive positions in a range of small to large resource companies including Auroch Minerals, A-Cap Resources, IMAGOLD Corporation and Abosso Goldfields.

In his role as CEO and director of A-Cap Resources Dr. Tunks led the discovery of the 10th largest uranium resource in the world and managed four separate capital raisings totalling AUD$45 million. Through his 30-year career within the resource and academic sectors Dr. Tunks has developed a unique skill set including technical, promotional and corporate.

Dr Carvalho graduated from the State University of Sao Paulo in 1996 with a Bachelor of Geology and commenced his exploration career in Brazil, working for Anglo Gold exploring for gold in the Amazon and subsequently with Vale, exploring for base metals.

In 2004, Dr Carvalho moved to Perth (UWA) to complete a PhD in Metalogenesis. Returning to Brazil he joined Yamana Gold and rose to the role of Greenfields Exploration Manager before departing in 2012. During that time, Marcelo led an experienced Exploration Team and was part of a several gold discoveries, taking projects from Project Generation all the way through to Mining Reserves and Development.

With the experience acquired over these years, Marcelo cofounded his own consultancy company, Target Latin America (TLA) and has over the past 10 years consulted to explorers from across the globe, selecting and managing exploration projects in the Americas.

Dr Kitto has over thirty years’ experience working within the mining industry having served on a number of ASX Boards and holding senior level management positions around the world. Dr Kitto is currently Technical Director for Tietto Minerals (ASX:TIE).

Most recently Dr Kitto was Exploration Manager, Africa for Newcrest Mining Ltd and prior to that, was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ASX listed Ampella Mining Ltd from 2008 until 2014, when Ampella was acquired by LSE/TSX listed Centamin PLC.

Throughout his career, Dr Kitto has led or been part of exploration teams that have discovered numerous multi‐million ounce gold deposits in Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Dr Kitto has extensive experience associated with a wide range of deposit types, predominantly associated with gold and base metal deposits.

Mr. Gundy has had a long history in the Rare Earth space and was the Chairman, CEO and Founder of Neo Material Technologies Inc (”NEM”). From a start-up in 1992, Mr. Gundy created one of worlds most successful rare earth Company’s. With manufacturing plants in China and Thailand, it manufactured a full suite of advanced rare earths used in the global electronics industries and automotive sector. It also became #1 in the world in powerful high tech bonded magnetic materials for the world’s electronic industries. Rare earths permit devices to be miniaturized, make products more environmentally benign and generate important energy efficiencies in final products.

Mr Holthouse is an experienced Resource Industry executive, appointed to the new role of Chief Executive Officer at Meteoric in April 2023, to progress the Caldeira REE Project through exploration and studies to production.   Prior to joining Meteoric, Mr Holthouse was Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Engineering at Hastings Technology Metals (ASX: HAS) where he successfully guided the Yangibana Rare Earths Project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia from feasibility to construction.

Mr Holthouse has a proven track record of progressing projects from feasibility to operations and has held both Australian and international leadership roles with extensive experience in operations, project development, technical review, project finance and marketing/offtakes. Previous experience includes senior management roles with Hastings, Merdeka Copper Gold (MDKA: JK), Finders Resources (ASX) and European Nickel (AIM).

Matthew is a professional company secretary and active member of the WA State Governance Council of the Governance Institute Australia (GIA). He spent four years at the ASX facilitating the listing and compliance of companies and possesses core competencies in publicly listed company secretarial, operational and governance disciplines. His working knowledge of ASIC and ASX reporting and document drafting skills ensure a solid base to make a valued contribution to Boards.

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