Director Biographies

Jim Wall, Chairman
B Eng (UWA)
Mr Wall was Managing Director of Nicron Resources Limited during the 1980s and in 1991 became Executive Director of Aztec Mining Company Limited. From late 1991 until mid 1997, he was Managing Director of Savage Resources Limited during which time its market capitalisation on ASX increased by 40 times to over $600 million. Under his management, Savage Resources was transformed from a loss making company into a profitable mining company with substantial operating assets in coal, copper/gold and zinc in Australia and zinc in the USA.

He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and is the former Executive Chairman of CBH Resources Limited, retiring in March 2009. He has previously been a non-executive director of Ferraus Limited and a director of Emperor Mines Limited (Chairman).


Bob Besley, Non-Executive Director
BSc (Hons) (U. Adelaide)
Mr Besley has more than 40 years experience in the minerals industry in Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, Australia and the Pacific Rim. He spent 13 years with Unocal, seven of those as Manager of Minerals for Australia and the Pacific and was General Manager of Australmin Holdings Limited when that company developed a minerals sands project in eastern Australia and a gold mine in Western Australia.

Mr Besley was formerly the Managing Director of CBH Resources Limited from it's initial ASX listing as a junior to when it was an important Australian zinc/lead producer. He is currently Chairman of Silver City Minerals Limited and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.


Stephen J Lonergan
Company Secretary
Mr Lonergan is an Honours graduate in law from the Australian National University and holds a Masters degree in Law from McGill University, Montreal Canada. Mr Lonergan is a commercial lawyer based in Sydney with more than 30 years experience in the Australian and international mining industry having been General Counsel of Pancontinental Mining Group, a partner at Baker & McKenzie Sydney, and General Counsel and Company Secretary of Savage Resources Limited. Mr Lonergan was until recently General Counsel and Company Secretary of CBH Resources Limited. Directorships of other listed companies in the last 3 years: Paradigm Metals Limited and Finders Resources Limited.


Additional Directors may be added to the KBL Mining Board in the future to add particular skill sets as KBL Mining develops and to ensure that there is appropriate representation of independent directors.