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Mr George Jones


Mr Jones has more than 35 years’ experience in the mining, banking and finance industries and has been a director of a number of private and publicly listed companies. He was instrumental in overseeing the growth of Portman Mining Limited over the course of a decade, taking it from a start-up iron ore producer in the early 1990s to a six million tonnes per annum producer of direct shipping hematite ore with a market capitalisation of over $600 million in 2005.



Mr John Schaffer

BCom(Hons), FCPA, FAICD 

Mr Schaffer joined Schaffer Corporation Limited in 1972, was appointed Operations Manager in 1974, Managing Director in 1987 and has held the position of Chairman and Managing Director since 1988. He has had extensive experience over the past 40 years in managing both private and publicly listed companies with operations spanning the globe in industries ranging from manufacturing and equity investment to property and development.



Winthrop Professor Marcus Atlas


Professor Atlas holds the Foundation Chair in Otolaryngology at The University of Western Australia and has held the positions of Head of the Ear Sciences Centre at UWA since 2000 and Director of the Ear Science Institute Australia since 2001. He is the current Chairman of the International Federation of Otolaryngology Advisory Committee in Otology and Neurotology and was invited to join the Court of Examiners, Royal Australian College of Surgeons, in 2006. He has represented Australia at numerous international clinical and basic research scientific meetings and international advisory boards and has delivered over 100 invited lectures.