Board & Management

Board and Management

With the expertise of our board and management team we bring a unique blend of technical knowledge and industry experience, providing a seamless experience for our investors and stakeholders.

Charles Schaus

Chief Executive Officer &
Acting Chairman

Mr. Schaus is a company Director and geologist with significant corporate and technical experience in the metals and mining industry. He has held key technical positions in WA mining companies including Newmont, Newcrest, Eagle Mining and consulted in Ghana for 18 months. In 2003 Charles founded Aurox Resource (MD) and in 2010 successfully merged the company with Atlas Iron in a scheme of arrangement valuing Aurox at over $130 million. Charles spent the following 5 years as Chairman of Plymouth Minerals (now Infinity Lithium).

Yew Fei Chee

Non-executive Director


Mr. Chee has extensive experience in the iron ore mining industry in Malaysia. He has undertaken various iron ore mining and processing projects since the early 2010’s and have built up his reputation and portfolio in the industry in Malaysia. Presently he is the controlling shareholder and CEO of Fortress Mining Sdn Bhd, a company incorporated in Malaysia. Fortress Mining is currently mining and exporting high grade iron ore concentrate from its Bukit Besi Mine in Terengganu, Malaysia to steel mills in China. Over the years, Mr. Chee has developed a wide network of contacts in the mining industry in Malaysia.

Ching Hong Loong

Non-executive Director

Mr. Loong is presently the Group General Manager of Selangor Dredging Berhad, a property development company listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. He also holds directorship in the subsidiary and associated companies of Selangor Dredging Berhad. Mr. Loong is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.

Kok Hou Leong

Non-executive Director


Mr. Leong graduated from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering in year 2000. Soon after his graduation, he joined the Intergreen Group of companies in Malaysia. Presently, he is the managing director the Intergreen Group. The Intergreen Group is a leading supplier of steel-related products, services, and solutions in Malaysia. Its products are sourced from all over the world, ranging from ferrous and non-ferrous scraps, iron ore, ferro alloys, coke, anthracite, refractories, primary and secondary steel products, aluminium ingots, steel mill related products and equipment for metallurgical industries. Intergreen Group’s business network covers the ASEAN, South Asia, North Asia, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America, and the European Union regions.

Sia Hok Kiang

Non-executive Director


Mr. Sia is a professional geologist and company director with 40 years of hands-on mining and exploration experience in various metal mining projects in Malaysia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana, USA, Canada, Central Africa, Mongolia, Australia, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Mr. Sia currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Science and Technology, National University of Malaya. He is also a Senior Council Member of the Malaysian Chamber of Mines and an honorary member of the Malaysian Geological Society. Mr. Sia is actively advising the Department of Mineral and Geosciences of the Malaysian Ministry of Land and Natural Resources of matters relating to mining and economic geology.
Mr. Sia is also the Executive Chairman of Malaco Mining Sdn Bhd which is a top 10 shareholder of Norwest Minerals.

Oliver Carton

Director / Company Secretary

Oliver is a qualified lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in a variety of corporate roles. He is currently a director or company secretary of a number of listed, unlisted and not for profit entities such as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Australian Mines. He currently runs his own consulting business, and was previously a Director of the Chartered Accounting firm KPMG. Prior to that, he was a senior legal officer with ASIC.


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