About Us - Board of Directors

John Hick BA, LLB
Chairman/Non-Executive Director

Mr Hick has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry in both senior management positions and as an independent director, during which he has spent the majority of his time based in Toronto, Canada.

He is also an independent director of a number of TSX (or TSXV) listed mining companies including Carpathian Gold Inc., Eurotin Inc., First Bauxite Corporation, First Uranium Corporation, Hudson Resources Inc., International Minerals Corporation and St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.

Previously Mr Hick has held board and/or senior management positions with a number of other Canadian mining companies, including Medoro Resources Ltd., Defiance Mining Corp./Geomaque Explorations Ltd, Cambior Inc., Rio Narcea Gold Mines Ltd, Rayrock Resources Inc., Revett Minerals Inc. and Placer Dome Inc.

John Hick

Leslie (Les) Emery
President/CEO

Mr Les Emery is a founding director of Marengo and has been involved in the Western Australian mining industry for more than 40 years and has experience in exploration, mining and corporate administration. Until June 2001 he was Managing Director of Lynas Corporation Limited (formerly Lynas Gold NL) for 15 years and was instrumental in the transition of that Company from explorer to gold producer. In addition Mr Emery negotiated the entry of Lynas Corporation into that company's now core business, the Mt Weld rare earths and tantalum/niobium project.

Mr Emery has been a Director or senior executive of a number of listed Australian resource companies and has been instrumental in the transition of a number of companies from explorer to producer.

Mr Emery is also a past Vice President and Executive Councillor of the Association of Exploration and Mining Companies Inc (AMEC) and has served as a commissioned officer in the Australian Citizen Military Forces (now Army Reserve).

Les Emery

Sir Rabbie Namaliu GCL, CSM, KCMG, BA, MA, HonLLD
Non-Executive Director

Former Prime Minister Sir Rabbie Namaliu is a distinguished statesman and committed Papua New Guinean with ministerial experience in Foreign Affairs and Trade, Treasury, Primary Industry, Petroleum and Energy and other areas of government responsibility including being the Speaker of the Papua New Guinea National Parliament.

Sir Rabbie holds directorships of other Papua New Guinea companies, including non-executive director of Bougainville Copper Limited and Kina Securities Limited, and Chairman of the publicly listed investment company Kina Asset Management Limited. In February 2010, Sir Rabbie was appointed Chairman of Kramer Ausenco, a new joint venture of PNG engineering company Kramer (PNG) Limited and Ausenco of Australia.

He has also been appointed as a director of Interoil Corporation PNG.

Sir Rabbie Namaliu

Elizabeth Martin CMA, ICD.D
Non-Executive Director

Ms Elizabeth Martin is a Toronto based, professional accountant with a strong background in international exploration and mining companies. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has held senior and executive management roles in base metal and precious metal companies such as Northgate Mines Inc., Western Mining Corporation Limited, IAMGOLD Corporation and High River Gold Mines Ltd.

Ms Martin is currently on the board of Aura Minerals Inc. She is past Chair of the Board of St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital and is currently on the board of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Sunnybrook Research Institute as well as the HealthCare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada, all located in Toronto.

Elizabeth Martin

Richard William (Keith) Morrison P.Geo
Non-Executive Director

Mr Keith Morrison is a prominent Canadian-based mining entrepreneur with over 30 years of international experience and an accomplished background in strategy, finance, exploration, technology, global operations, capital markets and corporate development.

He co-founded two significant Canadian-based success stories, Quantec, a world-leader in deep sub-surface imaging technologies, and QGX, a Canadian-based exploration company which operated in Mongolia prior to its acquisition for $300 million. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Gedex Inc., a private exploration data technology.

Keith Morrison

Mr. Pieter Britz MBA, B.ENG
Non-Executive Director

Mr Britz is a registered professional engineer with a wealth of experience in the resources industry since the early 1990's. He began his career in mining in South Africa, where he worked as an engineer at the Sishen iron ore mine from 1992-1997. His various executive roles included involvement in, strategic planning and managing various corporate strategic initiatives. He has also worked in the coal, base metals and heavy, and industrial minerals sectors.

In early 2004 he moved to Australia and established Royal Bank of Canada's investment banking division in Sydney. He joined The Sentient Group in early 2007 as an investment professional. He holds a degree in engineering (BEng), an MBA, and is also a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

Pieter Britz

Samuel Akoitai
Director - Yandera Mining Company Limited

Mr Sam Akoitai was born on the PNG island of Bougainville and gained experience in the minerals industry through his employment with Bougainville Copper Limited.

He entered the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea in 1997, serving firstly as Minister for Bougainville Affairs (1997-2000) and subsequently as Minister for Mining from 2002 until the national elections in mid 2007.

During his term as Minister for Mining he implemented the establishment of the Mineral Resources Authority, the statutory authority which now regulates and administers the mining industry in that country.

Mr Akoitai is a director of Marengo's 100% owned subsidiary, Yandera Mining Company Limited, the holding company for Marengo's Yandera Copper-Molybdenum Project.

Samuel Akoitai