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Board and Management

Jason Bontempo


Mr Bontempo has 22 years’ experience in public company management, corporate advisory, investment banking and public company accounting, since qualifying as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young. Mr Bontempo has worked primarily serving on the board and the executive management of minerals and resources public companies focusing on advancing, financing and developing mineral resource assets and business development. Mr Bontempo also provides corporate advice services for the financing of resource companies across multiple capital markets and resource asset acquisitions and divestments.

Brian Talbot

Technical Director

Mr Talbot has over 25 years’ experience in the mining, minerals and chemical processing sector and holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with Honours. Mr Talbot was previously Galaxy Resources Limited’s head of Australian Operations and the technical lead for the development of the evaporation ponds and chemical processing of lithium salts.

Prior to joining Galaxy Mr Talbot was at Bikita Minerals, a lithium mine in Zimbabwe where he achieved increased product yield and capacity. Mr Talbot has also held the positions of mining company director, general manager and metallurgist at various mine operations in Egypt and South Africa with diverse experience in designing, planning and managing profitable mining operations.

Aaron Bertolatti

Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary

Mr Bertolatti is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with over 10 years’ experience in the mining industry and accounting profession. Mr Bertolatti has both local and international experience and provides assistance to a number of resource companies with financial accounting and stock exchange compliance.

Mr Bertolatti has significant experience in the administration of ASX listed companies, corporate governance and corporate finance.

Tom Ridges

Technical Projects Advisor

Tom is responsible for project management of all geological and technical programs across all of FIN’s assets. Tom is a geologist with more than 16 years’ experience and a proven track record in gold and base metals exploration, mining, and project development. Tom’s most recent roles include MD/CEO of Great Western Exploration (GTE.ASX) and Exploration Manager at Mineral Resources (MIN.ASX) where he led the team and undertook exploration, project evaluation, mine geology, and oversaw resource modelling. Prior to that, Tom spent more than 12 years at Regis Resources where he held several senior geology and mine management roles such as Geology Superintendent and Alternate Mine Manager.