Management and Consultants



Mr Paul Vollant - General Manager, Business Development

Mr Vollant is highly experienced in the sales and marketing of metals and minerals in the commodity sector and has specialised in strategic metals, particularly vanadium and titanium.

Mr Vollant is a business graduate of the ESDES Business School, in Lyon France, and was formerly with the Noble Group in London and Hong Kong. He is a founding Director of global commodity distribution company Element Commodities that’s specialised in vanadium and titanium and a Director of the HLG Group. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Nairobi Securities Exchange.

Mr Kim Grey - Exploration Manager

Mr Grey has over 15 years experience as an exploration geologist, including senior roles with a number of Australian resource companies including Goldminex Resources, Mincor Resources and Norilsk Nickel Australia.

He has been involved in the discovery and delineation of variety of ore deposits both in Australia and intenationally, including nickel, gold, porphyry and sediment-hosted copper, heavy mineral sands, base metals, and industrial minerals.





Mr Edward Fry

 Mr Eddie Fry was a Director of TNG between 2006-2011 and has been retained as a consultant to the Company. Mr Fry has extensive experience within the Australian resource sector and is a specialist in Indigenous and Native Title issues.Mr Fry is Executive Director of Gimbulki Ltd., a Native Title Land access company he established in 2002 which has provided consulting services to a range of Australian Exploration and Mining Companies including Rio Tinto, Barrack, Ferraus, Transfield Services, Western Desert Resources and Sherwin Iron. During his career he also held senior Executive roles with Normandy Mining Ltd., where he established the company’s Traditional Owner policy, and later was manager of logistics and marketing of Normandy’s base-metal portfolio.His early employment included involvement with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and also the Aboriginal Development Commission.Mr Fry holds a Diploma in Business Management from Adelaide University.Mr Fry is also Chairman of Transfield Services Indigenous Advisory Board and Deputy Chair of the Aboriginal foundation of South Australia.


Mr Finn Barrett

 Mr Barrett is consultant Geologist to TNG’s Mount Peake project and Nickel/Copper exploration projects.He graduated from the University of Aarhus in Denmark and has been involved in Nickel and Platinum Group Elements (PGE’s) exploration and research since early 1980’s. Most of his work has been on mineralisation related to basic- ultrabasic intrusions working for major companies Anglo American, Anaconda, Geopeko, Falconbridge and Outokumpu. During the 1990s Finn was also involved in project generation for BHP related to basic-ultrabasic intrusions in Australia, China and India. Since 2002 he has also been consultant to IMX Resources exploring intrusions in Australia, India, Tanzania and Mozambique

Ms Helen Yang   

Ms Helen Yang is a Corporate Consultant to TNG for business development, Asia Pacific and China, to assist with TNG’s business development and partnerships with Chinese and Asian companies. Helen holds an Engineering Degree and Master’s degree in Commerce from the University of Sydney. Previous roles include work in the Department of Trade and Economic Development, South Australia and Auditor-General's Department, South Australia before joining Minter Ellison as Business Manager for their China Projects Group. Helen has extensive experience in a variety of high level business and project management roles, focusing on international market development, commercial advice, financial analysis, industry assistance and risk assessment. She has extensive experience in facilitating two-way investment and Australian export, especially in inbound investment into the resources, energy and advanced manufacturing sector in Australia. She is conversant with both the Chinese and Australian business cultures and speaks Chinese and English fluently.


Snowden Mining Industry Consultants

 Snowden is a specialist independent consultancy delivering the highest quality solutions to the mining and related industries. Our world renowned specialists provide independent, expert technical advice that spans the mine life cycle.Snowden works with clients on projects ranging from exploration and resource evaluation, risk assessments, mine planning and optimisation, to mine data management and reconciliation. Snowden has significant experience in most commodities and across most geographical regions.Snowden consultants have been involved with TNG’s Mount Peake project since 2008 covering Mining, Resource estimation and financial modelling.  

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 Mineral Engineering Technical Services Pty Ltd (METS) is an engineering consultancy firm based in Perth, Western Australia.With its team of highly skilled multi-disciplinary engineers, METS is able to guide a company’s project through the mining timeline, from conducting due diligence and testwork to scoping studies, pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies to detail design, construction management and commissioning.METS have been involved with TNG’s MOUNT Peake project since 2008 and have been instrumental in the design, IP and test work for the new hydrometallurgical process  developed and patented  jointly with TNG.For more information about METS engineering consulting capability please visit


Mr Nicholas Read

 Read Corporate is a leading investor relations consultancy specialising in financial public relations and investor relations for emerging and mid-tier ASX-listed mining companies. Together with its predecessor company, Jan Hope & Partners, Read Corporate has been operating for over 20 years delivering professional and personalised corporate communications and investor relations support to its clients, including several S&P ASX 100, 200 and 300 companies as well as a group of junior explorers and emerging producers. 

Read Corporate have been managing and advising on TNG’s public relations since 2006.


 GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients. Established in 1928 and privately owned by our people, GHD operates across five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America – and the Pacific region. We employ more than 8500 people in 200+ offices to deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics across the entire asset value chain. Driven by a client-service led culture, we connect the knowledge, skill and experience of our people with innovative practices, technical capabilities and robust systems to create lasting community benefits. GHD has been involved with TNG’s Mount Peake project since 2012 covering impact assessment and environmental approvals.

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CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.  The CSIRO is structured in industry focused Flagships and the Mineral Resources Flagship works with industry to grow Australia's resource base, increase productivity and drive environmental performance.  An experienced processing research team has been assisting TNG develop and demonstrate, at both laboratory and pilot scale, a flow sheet for the iron-vanadium-titanium Mount Peake project.

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SMS Group GmbH

SMS group GmbH was founded in 1871 and is based in Düsseldorf, Germany with engineering and manufacturing locations worldwide. SMS group GmbH, through its subsidiaries, provides process development, plant design and construction as well as mechanical engineering services to the steel and nonferrous metals industry. The company’s products - metallurgical plants and equipment - are used in the manufacturing of various raw materials, including iron and steel, aluminum, non-ferrous, copper and copper alloys, and silicon as well as special metallurgy and technology metals products. SMS employs about 13,000 people and has an annual turnover of roughly 3 Billion Euros.