Mr Piercy is a metallurgist who has held senior management and technical positions within the Rio Tinto Limited group during the 1980s and 1990s, including General Manager of Hamersley Iron’s Dampier port and rail operations, General Mana ger of Hamersley Iron’s Paraburdoo & Channar operations and Managing Director of Novacoal and Kembla Coal & Coke. More recently Mr Piercy was Managing Director of WesTrac Equipment from 1997 to 2000 before playing an integral role in the successful establi shment of WesTrac China, as its Chairman/CEO based in China. Mr Piercy was appointed as a non – executive director of Australasian Resources Limited on 22 February 2006. Mr Piercy was Chairman of APAC Coal Limited (an unrelated ASX listed company) from 10 July 2008 to 28 February 2010. He was appointed as a non – executive director of Dragon Mountain Gold Limited on 1 October 2009 and Nickelore Limited on 12 October 2010. He was as a non – executive director of Quest Minerals Limited from 22 April 2013 to 16 December 2016.