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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.

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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 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.  Michael has a strong background in project construction, mechanical completion and site handover to operations. His previous employers include Poseidon Nickel (Windarra, Black Swan and Lake Johnston Nickel Operations), GoldCorp, WMC Resources (Olympic Dam and Kwinana Nickel Refinery), Glencore (Murrin Murrin) and Gordes Nickel.

He has held senior executive roles as Chief Operations Officer, Refinery Manager, Projects, Technical Services and Corporate Strategic Development Manager. As site registered 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 2019.

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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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Greg Young

Greg Young

September 2017

Mr Young is one of the world’s foremost traders of nickel and cobalt products, with extensive knowledge of the commodities, their materials flow, market indices and pricing strategies.

Mr Young gained this experience during his 25-year tenure in Glencore’s United States business, which culminated in his appointment as Co-Head of Glencore USA, a position he held for over 10 years. Mr Young ran Glencore’s Stamford office in Connecticut, which housed approximately 50 metals traders and other employees.

Over the course of his career with Glencore, Mr Young managed more than 20 commodities including all North American marketing for Glencore’s alloy division. Glencore’s alloy division during his tenure encompassed, amongst other products, nickel, cobalt and ferrochrome. Mr Young started Glencore’s cobalt trading book, which during his tenure became the worlds’ largest. Mr Young oversaw United States marketing and placement of all nickel and cobalt products resulting from Xstrata plc’s US$17 billion acquisition of Falconbridge, a Canadian base metal producer, in 2006. Mr Young also handled all North American sales resulting from Glencore’s acquisitions of the Mopani copper-cobalt mine and processing plant in Zambia and the Murrin Murrin nickel-cobalt facility in Australia.

During Mr Young’s tenure, Glencore’s United States metals business achieved compounded annual sales growth of almost 35 percent. Mr Young left Glencore shortly after its IPO, having established a 30 percent market share or greater in the majority of the commodities traded.

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David Selfe

David Selfe

September 2017

David Selfe was appointed as Group Manager – Geology on 14 June 2018.

Mr Selfe is a geologist with more than 20 years of experience in lateritic and sulphide nickel-cobalt deposits at open-pit and underground mines across Australia, Indonesia and Africa.

Mr Selfe brings more than 15 years of operating experience at the Murrin Murrin nickel cobalt operations at Leonora, WA to Jervois, having worked initially as a Senior Mine Geologist from 1997-2000 before becoming Chief Production Geologist for Minara Resources (“Minara”), a subsidiary of Glencore International AG (“Glencore”) at Murrin Murrin in 2000. He became Minara’s Group Exploration Manager in 2004, where he held executive responsibility for all exploration activities conducted by Minara.

Mr Selfe also held geology roles with Resolute Ltd at the Bullabulling gold operation, Centaur Mining and Exploration, KCGM, Golden Valley Mines and Coolgardie Gold. He is a Non-Executive Director of Charter Pacific Corporation Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Morpheous Resources.

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Dean Besserer

Dean Besserer

September 2017

Mr Besserer has more than two decades of exploration experience working in over 50 countries including across much of Africa, often leading annual exploration budgets exceeding US$20 million. Previous clients include BHP Billiton, DeBeers and Ashton Mining. Mr Besserer is a former Director of Brilliant Mining listed on the TSX-V, and was previously a partner and Vice President of APEX Geoscience Ltd.

Mr Besserer is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101 and will continue to fulfil this role for Jervois, both in Uganda where he has been leading the Company’s exploration programmes since 2017, and at Jervois’s recently acquired Idaho Cobalt Operations (“ICO”).