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Executive Chairman

John Shackleton

Australia

John is a professional with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry from construction to management duties in gold and base metal projects. John has Project Management experience in Australia, multiple African countries, the USA, Philippines and Dominican Republic, dealing with both local and government agencies.

John has been part of the development of Margosa Graphite Ltd since inception and continues to be a key member of management today.

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Technical Director

Peter Venn

Australia

Peter is a Geologist with over 30 years of experience and achievement in the global resources sector. After commencing his career in the WA Goldfields as a consultant he held senior and executive roles with Resolute Mining Limited in Africa and Australia for more than 20 years.

Peter has established and led highly successful teams and has been closely involved in the exploration, acquisition, evaluation and development of more than ten gold mines. Peter is currently a Non Executive Director of Horizon Gold Limited.

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Mining Director

Peter Cunningham

Australia

Peter is a highly qualified mining engineer with over 39 years of experience in mine development and management in Australia, Asia and Africa. He has extensive prior experience being at Senior Executive and Board levels.

Peter was the Managing Director of Bluestone Tin and Auvex Resources LTD and an Executive Director at Hill 50 Gold NL, Abelle Ltd and Shaw River Manganese.

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Non-Executive Chairman

Varuna Mallawarachchi

Sri Lanka

Varuna has over 28 years legal experience and is currently Senior Partner at Mallawarachchi Associates, a Sri Lankan law firm specializing in corporate advisory services.

He is a recognized expert in labor law. He has held board level positions in several local mining companies in Sri Lanka.

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Non-Executive Director

Donald James

Australia

Donald is a certified Chartered Accountant with extensive financial and corporate experience in high value private and listed public companies. He has held strategic key management positions and non-executive director roles in developing and operational entities, within which he has demonstrated a strong focus on delivering high return business outcomes.

Donald commenced his career with six years at PricewaterhouseCoopers and more recently has been a member of group executive leadership teams in ASX 200 companies, with specific accountability in roles including Chief Executive – Investments, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. With over 20 years of experience, Donald will bring commercial expertise and independence to the Margosa Board.

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Company Secretary and CFO

Kelly Moore

Australia

Kelly is the director of consulting and advisory firm Meridian Corporate Consultants Pty Ltd. Kelly is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Company Secretary with extensive experience in senior financial and governance advisory roles.

Having previously held roles providing corporate accounting and governance services to a wide range of entities, Kelly has gained a wealth of experience in the financial reporting and compliance requirements of companies, both listed and unlisted.

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LRM Director and Administration Manager

Kanchana Kodituwakku

Sri Lanka

Kanchana is a Company Director with over ten years of legal experience and is a Senior Associate at a local law firm. Kanchana has operational level experience in local Sri Lankan mining companies.

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Exploration Manager

Hamish Fraser

Sri Lanka

Hamish is a geologist with over 18 years experience working extensively throughout Asia Pacific and Africa. He has worked with a broad range of commodities, and has worked on projects from greenfields to production.

Hamish is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and is registered as a Chartered Professional in Geology.

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Construction Manager

Chuck Bartle

Sri Lanka

Chuck is a qualified mine surveyor with 7 years experience in underground mine surveying, 20 years experience in gold and mineral processing and over 10 years in mining infrastructure supply and installation in Australia and Africa.

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Finance Manager

Madhuranga Amiyangoda

Sri Lanka

Madhuranga is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, a fellow member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants in Sri Lanka and a member of Certified Professional Accountants in Australia. He also holds a B.Sc (Acc. & Bus. Fin) Sp. Degree.

Madhuranga counts over 12 years experience in mining, hotel, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and trading industries including listed entities in Colombo stock exchange.

Drilling Manager

Murray Carpenter

Sri Lanka

Murray has over 33 years drilling experience and training expatriate drill crews. Murray has been involved in many large discoveries, including, Oyu Tolgio – Mongolia, Reefton and Macraes – New Zealand and Ridee Ganga – Sri Lanka.