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Peter Johnston

Peter Johnston

September 2017

Peter Johnston is recognised as one of Australia’s leading mining executives and Board Directors, with more than 35 years of operational and project development experience.

Prior to joining Jervois, Mr Johnston was Interim Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Tronox Limited (“Tronox”), a NYSE-listed titanium dioxide feedstock and processing business; he remains a Non-Executive Director of the company.

Mr Johnston was Head of Global Nickel Assets for Glencore International AG (“Glencore”) from 2013 to 2015.  During this period, he was responsible for all of Glencore’s nickel-cobalt mine and processing facilities operations across Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, New Caledonia and Norway, as well as its undeveloped nickel-cobalt project in Tanzania.  He was a member of the Glencore Executive Management Committee.  From 2001 to 2013, Mr Johnston was Managing Director and CEO of Minara Resources Limited (“Minara”), listed on the ASX and a subsidiary of Glencore from 2005 until late 2011 when Glencore delisted it.

Mr Johnston previously held leadership positions as Executive General Manager of WMC’s Nickel and Gold divisions, Olympic Dam operations, the Queensland Fertilizers business and the WMC corporate human resources function.  He has held senior executive roles with Alcoa of Australia Limited.

Mr Johnston was previously Chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia, Chairman of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, Vice President of the Australian Mines and Metals Association and President of the Nickel Institute, the senior industry body in the global nickel sector.

Mr Johnston is also a Director of NRW Holdings.  Prior Directorships include Minara, Silver Lake Resources Limited, Emeco Holdings Ltd and Central Norseman Gold Corporation Ltd.

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Bryce Crocker

Bryce Crocker

September 2017

Bryce Crocker is a seasoned mining and natural resources executive with significant experience in base metals including cobalt. Mr Crocker joined Xstrata plc shortly after its IPO in mid 2002, was based in London in business development roles until 2006, upon when he transitioned to Canada following the acquisition of Falconbridge and establishment of Xstrata Nickel headquarters in Toronto. His past nickel/cobalt roles at Xstrata plc’s nickel division include VP and Head Strategy, Marketing and Research, and GM and Head Business Development. Mr Crocker was a Director on the Xstrata Nickel Board, an Xstrata nominee Director to the Nickel Institute Board (global body representing the industry) and an Xstrata nominee to the Kabanga Shareholder Advisory Committee.

Following the sale of Xstrata to Glencore in 2013, Mr Crocker was based in Latin America focused on natural resource investments in the region. Mr Crocker holds an LLB (Honours) and BSc from the University of Melbourne and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Australian Securities Institute.

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Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

September 2017

Brian Kennedy has more than 35 years’ experience in construction and mining sectors with clients across coal, iron ore, nickel, cobalt, gold and fertilizers, both in Australia and overseas. During his career Mr Kennedy has managed large scale mining operations such as Kambalda and Mt Keith on behalf of WMC Resources, and Murrin Murrin for Glencore. Mr Kennedy has extensive experience in nickel/cobalt/base metal project startups in both construction and transition to operations.

Specific roles include Project Manager for Albidon at Munali nickel mine in Zambia, GM Dikulushi copper mine for Anvil Mining Ltd in DRC, Project Technical Manager for Vale Inco at Goro New Caledonia, Snr VP AngloGold Ashanti DRC, Director Kabali Gold Mines and Director Kabali SPRL DRC. Mr Kennedy was a founding shareholder and Director of Reliance Mining, before its takeover by Consolidated Minerals, and a founding shareholder and non-executive Director of Silver Lake Resources.

Michael Callahan

Michael Callahan

September 2017

Mr. Callahan is the previous Chief Executive Officer of eCobalt and an Idaho native. Mr. Callahan joined eCobalt in October 2018; prior to this, whilst an executive at Hecla Mining, he established and led numerous sizeable operations in North America and internationally.

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Bryce Crocker

Bryce Crocker

September 2017

Bryce Crocker is a seasoned mining and natural resources executive with significant experience in base metals including cobalt. Mr Crocker joined Xstrata plc shortly after its IPO in mid 2002, was based in London in business development roles until 2006, upon when he transitioned to Canada following the acquisition of Falconbridge and establishment of Xstrata Nickel headquarters in Toronto. His past nickel/cobalt roles at Xstrata plc’s nickel division include VP and Head Strategy, Marketing and Research, and GM and Head Business Development. Mr Crocker was a Director on the Xstrata Nickel Board, an Xstrata nominee Director to the Nickel Institute Board (global body representing the industry) and an Xstrata nominee to the Kabanga Shareholder Advisory Committee.

Following the sale of Xstrata to Glencore in 2013, Mr Crocker was based in Latin America focused on natural resource investments in the region. Mr Crocker holds an LLB (Honours) and BSc from the University of Melbourne and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Australian Securities Institute.

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Michael Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez

September 2017

Michael Rodriguez is currently COO of Poseidon; previous employers include GoldCorp, WMC Resources (Olympic Dam and Kwinana Nickel Refinery), Glencore (Murrin Murrin), Gordes Nickel, Black Swan and Lake Johnston. Mr Rodriguez has over 30 years of experience in the design, construction, commissioning, operation and management of hydrometallurgical and pyro-metallurgical plants across Australia, Turkey, Europe and the Americas.  Mr Rodriguez has a strong background in project construction, mechanical completion and site handover to operations.  At Murrin Murrin,

Mr Rodriguez held the positions of Operations, Projects, Technical Services and Corporate Strategic Development Manager. He managed over 300 staff and contractors with an annual budget over A$150 million. His team had responsibility for the design and commissioning of the High Pressure Acid Leach (HPAL) circuit, including the Pressure Oxidative (POX) leach autoclave, sulphuric acid and hydrogen sulphide plants, solvent extraction (SX) and hydrogen reduction.

Mr Rodriguez was a Non-Executive Director of Jervois from October 2017 prior to his appointment as Executive General Manager – Technical Services in March 2019.

Floyd Varley

Floyd Varley

September 2017

Mr. Varley (P. Eng), has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry, primarily in underground mine operations management and engineering in Canada and the United States.  Prior roles include VP Operations for TMAC Resources, where Mr Varley led the development of the Hope Bay narrow vein underground gold mine and mill project from Pre-Feasibility Study through financing and construction to commercial production in the high arctic.

Mr. Varley also managed, as Vice President, Operations and Mine General Manager, the startup of Yukon Zinc’s remote poly-metallic underground mining operation in Canada’s Yukon Territory.  He was General Manager of Morton Salt’s Fairport Ohio underground mine and mill and Chief Engineer of Morton’s Weeks Island Louisiana mine and mill.  In addition to his mine operations experience, as Branch Chief of the Office of Mine Safety & Health Research, Mr. Varley led diverse technical teams in risk management, ventilation, ground control and fire prevention research assisting metal and coal mines in the United States.

Mr. Varley began his career as an underground miner and advanced to operations management in poly-metallic, copper, uranium, salt and coal mines.  He holds a B.Sc. degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

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Kenneth Klassen

Kenneth Klassen

September 2017

Prior to his appointment at Jervois, Mr Klassen’s last executive role was as General Counsel of Glencore plc, based in Baar Switzerland, retiring in 2016. Mr Klassen was responsible for the global legal function including a team of in-house lawyers supporting Executive Management, business operations and the Board of one of the world’s largest diversified natural resource companies, and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities worldwide, with around 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets and agricultural facilities.

Prior to joining Glencore in 2013, Mr Klassen had a successful 20-year career as a Canadian M&A lawyer at leading Canadian law firms. Mr Klassen first began working with current members of the Jervois Board in 2005, advising Xstrata plc on its C$23.8 billion hostile acquisition of Falconbridge and later on its C$6.2 billion offer for LionOre Mining. Mr. Klassen has advised on numerous mining and commodities deals including Glencore’s acquisitions of Viterra, the leading Canadian grain handler, for C$6.2 billion and a controlling interest in Katanga Mining, a leading copper-cobalt producer, and BHP Billiton’s acquisition of Anglo Potash whose project evolved into BHP’s Jansen potash project.

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Cameron Knox

Cameron Knox

September 2017

Cameron Knox has 15+ years’ experience in finance and accounting with a resources focus.

Previously CFO for Laguna Gold Limited and Financial Controller at Tigers Realm Coal, Cameron also held senior finance roles with Citadel Resources Group and Nyrstar Australia.

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Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke

September 2017

Simon Clarke was CEO of M2 Cobalt Corp. at the time of its merger with Jervois Mining and has 25 years in senior roles focused on resources, energy and energy technologies. He was a Co-Founder, Director and former VP of OSUM Oil Sands from inception in 2005 and helped grow the company to a valuation of > US$1 billion and remains a Board Observer and Advisor.

Mr. Clarke was a former EVP at RailPower Technologies, which developed hybrid technologies for railroad and other applications, and helped grow the company from C$15 million market cap to over C$350 million in three years while raising more than C$125 million during that time.

Mr. Clarke qualified as a securities lawyer and then worked in investment banking and corporate broking and has been a director and advisor to a number of resources and energy technology companies. Mr. Clarke holds an LLB, Dip.LP from Aberdeen University in Scotland.