Board Directors

Laif McLoughlin - Executive Chairman

Mr McLoughlin's work experience span across a number of industires in both private and public sectors and in various team and leadership roles.  

Mr McLoughlin is currently General Manager, Special Projects for the QCoal Group and also acts a Manager, Land and Fixed Assets.  Prior to this Mr McLoughlin held senior positions at The Suncorp Group, SMS Management and Technology and the Department of Defence where he was Officer in Charge of the Management Consulting Team.

Mr McLoughlin is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and AusIMM.

Christopher Wallin - Non-Executive Director

Mr Wallin is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and a Member of the Geological Society of Australia.  He has 40 years' experience in the Queensland exploration and mining industry.

Mr Wallin is the Sole Director and owner of the QGoal Group which has managed the development and operation of numerous open-cut mines in Queensland and is currently overseeing the development of the Byerwen Coal Project.  In 2014 QCoal's ongoing commitment to the industry was celebrated when the company was awarded the Queensland Miner of the Year Award.  

In addition to exploration and mining QCoal is proud to be a principal sponsor of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland.

Mr Wallin is the Sole Director of QGold Pty Ltd which is the major shareholder in Strategic Minerals Corporation NL. 

Jay Stephenson MBA CMA MAICD FCIS - Independent Director and Company Secretary

Mr Stephenson has been involved in business development for over 20 years including the past 14 years as Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for various listed and unlisted entities in resources, manufacturing, wine, hotels, and property. He has been involved in business acquisitions, mergers, initial public offerings, capital raisings, business restructuring as well managing all areas of finance for companies.

Corporate Governance

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