Management and Consultants


Mr Paul Burton - Managing Director and CEO

Mr Burton holds a B.Sc Honours Geology and M.Sc from McGill University, Canada and  has over 20 years' experience in the resources sector throughout Australia and overseas.

He has been involved in the discovery and development of the Company's main projects, including their Flagship project Mount Peake and all projects spun out into Todd River Resources Ltd. (ASX:TRT). Previous career appointments include senior and executive roles at Anglo American, De Beers, Normandy Mining Ltd and Minotaur Exploration Ltd. 

He  is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD); the Institute of Directors, London; the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM); the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM); and, Fellow of the Association of Applied Geochemists.

Mr Paul Vollant - General Manager, Sales & Marketing

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 Philippe Guillemaille - General Manager, TiO2

Mr Guillemaille is a highly experienced sales and marketing professional in the chemical industry. He gained experience in trading with companies like Fuji Film (Japan), Metallgesellschaft (Germany) and Monsanto/Exxon Chemicals (U.S.) among others.

He began his career in the TiO2 industry 20 years ago with Kronos and Argex Titanium. His academic studies include a degree from the Lyon Institute of Technology, France.

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 Jason Giltay – General Manager Commercial & Company Secretary

Mr Giltay is a senior financial manager with more than 17 years’ experience specialising in the areas of corporate finance and commercial management. This includes 13 years’ involvement in the resources industry in both consulting and in-house management roles, having worked for companies in the areas of exploration, project development, operations and mining services, and advised on corporate and fund raising transactions for a variety of companies. 

His experience extends to investor relations, corporate communications, strategy development and corporate compliance. Mr Giltay previously held a senior commercial position for the redevelopment and restart of mining and processing operations at the Windimurra Vanadium Mine.


Mr Tony Arena – General Manager Processing

Mr Arena has over 20 years’ experience across the Australian and global mining industry, including spending the last 10 years in managerial roles mentoring engineers, metallurgists, operators and supervisors. He has also had vast experience in the successful commissioning of mineral processing facilities within Australasia, including PNG and Laos. Mr Arena has held multiple roles within the processing discipline and has extensive experience in various commodity processing including Alumina, Gold, Copper, Lead, Vanadium, Iron Ore and Synthetic Rutile.

Mr Arena holds a Bachelor of Science (Extractive Metallurgy) from Murdoch University in WA, is an AUSIMM member and is currently undertaking a diploma in leadership.



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.

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APM comprises a group of expert environmental advisors and biologists able to provide advice and assistance with all aspects of project environmental approval, environmental management and project closure. APM are currently working on projects across Australia in the Northern Territory, the Gulf Plains of Queensland and central NSW. In Western Australia our current suite of projects spans the entire state from Ravensthorpe to Yalgoo/Rothsay, through the Pilbara and into the far north-west Kimberley.

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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.