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Board and Management

George Bauk

Executive Chairman

Mr Bauk is an experienced resource sector director and executive with over 15 years of experience as a listed company director in Australia with the resources industry in both production and exploration with assets in Western Australia, Australia and internationally.

Mr Bauk has held global operational and corporate roles with Northern Minerals, WMC Resources and Western Metals. Mr. Bauk has a strong background in strategic management, business planning, building teams, finance and capital/debt raising (over $400m), and experience with a variety of commodities in particular critical minerals including rare earths, uranium, lithium, graphite, copper, nickel, and precious metals.

Mr Bauk has overseen several uranium exploration projects in the US, Canada, Tanzania and Western Australia, partnering with Areva in Western Australia whilst being Managing Director of Northern Uranium (prior to transitioning to Northern Minerals).

In 2006, Mr Bauk was focused on the southern Tanzanian region which was the region which was known for the successful Mkuju River discovery by Mantra Resources.

During his time as managing director of Northern Minerals for a decade, he led its rapid development from a Greenfields heavy rare earth explorer to one of a few global producers of high-value dysprosium outside of China.

Gary Billingsley

Non-Executive Director

Mr Billingsley has over 39 years’ experience as a listed company director in Canada in the resources industry from exploration through to production in both oil and gas and mining. He has global experience having worked on projects located in Canada, the US and Africa.

With 50 years of experience in the resources industry. Mr. Billingsley holds a Bachelor of Science Advanced degree in geology from the University of Saskatchewan, in Canada. He also obtained his Chartered Accountant designation and currently also holds designations as both a Professional Engineer and Professional Geoscientist. Mr. Billingsley has held several operational and corporate roles from Chief Mine Geologist to President and CEO of both small and large public companies. Besides a strong technical background, he has extensive experience on the corporate financial side including fundraising and serving on board committees including Audit, Compensation, Corporate Governance and Environment, Health and Safety committees. His public company experience covers commodities including oil and gas, base metals, gold, diamonds, uranium, potash, and rare earths.

Some highlights of Mr Billingsley’s career include leading the team that put Saskatchewan’s largest gold mine into production, still producing after 31 years; discovering several diamond-bearing kimberlites in Saskatchewan, one of which has now completed final feasibility; playing a major role in taking a junior potash company public, that was subsequently purchased by BHP; and establishing one of the first companies to recognize the importance of developing rare earth projects outside of China including downstream capacity.

Robin Wilson

Technical Director

Mr Wilson has held senior exploration positions in several exploration and mining companies, including Polaris Metals, Tanganyika Gold, Troy Resources, CRA Exploration and Northern Minerals. He has also spent 5 years working in oil and gas exploration for Woodside Energy.

During over 30 years of involvement in mineral exploration, Mr Wilson has worked on gold, nickel, REE, uranium, copper, lithium and phosphate projects throughout Australia, Africa, South America and North America and was involved in the initial discovery and outlining of several gold deposits in Australia. Between 2006 and 2021 he led the Northern Minerals exploration team that discovered the Browns Range REE deposits that have advanced through development to production of HRE carbonate. He is also currently Firetail Resources Exploration Manager.

Joe Graziano

Company Secretary

Mr Graziano has over 30 years of experience providing a wide range of business, financial and taxation advice.

Over the past 7 years, he has been focused on Corporate Advisory and strategic planning with Corporations and Private Businesses. He has extensive experience in Capital raising, ASX compliance and regulatory requirements.

Mr Graziano is currently a director of Pathways Corporate Pty Ltd, a specialised Corporate Advisory business and sits on several Boards of ASX Listed Companies.

He also provides CFO and Company Secretarial services as part of his service offering.

Dahrouge Geological Consulting LTD

Consulting Geologists – Canada

Dahrouge Geological is a North American mineral exploration, consulting, and project management group with offices in Canada and the United States. They provide professional geological, logistical, and project management services to the world’s mining and mineral resource industry including project generation, program design, geophysics, project evaluation, geology and resources, as well as mine engineering and geotechnics. Dahrouge Geological has extensive exploration experience in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin, with a consistent presence in the area since the early 2000s; this experience and network of contacts makes Dahrouge Geological an ideal team to manage the exploration program on Thunderbird’s uranium projects in the Athabasca Basin.

Terra Resources

Geophysical: Geological Consulting – Australia

Terra Resources offers integrated interpretation products, combining geophysical modelling/data with surface mapping, geochemistry and drilling. As a group Terra Resources combines expertise from all geo-scientific fields. Expertise includes an experienced geophysicist who worked with Cameco in Canada. Specialists in evaluating exploration targets and the exploration upside in the project area. In addition, they specialise in target generation, identifying other commodity opportunities and targets both within and outside the current areas of interest.