Board and Key Personnel

Dano Chan

Mr Dano Chan

Managing Director

Mr Chan has over 30 years of experience in the iron ore and steel sector. Held senior positions in Iscor/Kumba Resources SA, Glencore AG, Noble Resources & Chartering. Has full operating knowledge of iron ore mining, logistics, marketing and HBI/Pig iron/ Steel manufacturing.

Mr. Chan graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He is experienced in steel marketing and industry related M&A. Mr. Chan has been active in mining & steel developments in Asia, Australia and the United States. He has extensive knowledge of export logistics in North America and was pivotal in establishing successful exports of US steel raw material to Asia.


Don Carroll

Mr Don Carroll

Executive Chairman

Mr Carroll has extensive experience in the international resources business primarily in the marketing and development of minerals. In a career spanning 29 years with BHP Billiton, and prior to that Rio Tinto, he has held a number of senior positions including President BHP Billiton Japan, President BHP Billiton India and Group General Manager Marketing Asia based in Hong Kong. 

He has been active in the development of coal, bauxite and iron ore resources as well as the marketing of most mineral and energy products. He has experience in the merger and acquisitions sector including the merger of BHP with Billiton. Mr Carroll holds a degree in mining engineering from Sydney University and is a long-standing member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Mr Matt Latimore

Non-Executive Director

Matt Latimore is the Founder and President of M Resources Pty Ltd, a company he established in 2011 for marketing, investment and trading of steelmaking raw materials, with a focus on metallurgical coal. M Resources has shipped over 400 cargoes of metallurgical coal as principle to global steel mills and currently has the exclusive marketing rights for Stanmore Resources (SMR) and Bowen Coking Coal (BCC) in Australia and Allegiance (AHQ) New Elk mine in the US. Through MetRes, a company 50 % owned by M Resources, Matt also recently purchased the Millennium and Mavis Downs coal mines from Peabody.

Matt is a Non-Executive Director of Bowen Coking Coal.

Prior to founding M Resources, Matt was GM Sales and Marketing for Wesfarmers Curragh coal for 10 years, responsible for global sales to steel makers and power utilities, rail and port and finance functions. Matt was a Director of Curragh Coal Sales. Prior to that, Matt held various positions with Mitsui & Co Coal Department.

Matt holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a degree in International Business from Griffith University, Diploma of Export Management from the Australian Institute of Export, an Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management from the University of Western Australia, is a Graduate of the Australian Directors Course (GAICD) and the Columbia University Senior Executive Program in New York.


John M Dinan

Mr John M Dinan

Non- Executive Director and Company Secretary

Mr Dinan was appointed as a Director on April 12, 2021. Mr Dinan has held position as CFO and Company Secretary of listed and unlisted Financial services entities as well as Infrastructure investment groups. He has also been the chair of Australia’s largest superannuation trustee company and also been the Chief risk officer of a major listed trustee company. In this capacity, he ran the Risk and compliance committees and implemented the frameworks that ensured compliance with the many ASIC and APRA Licenses.

Mr Dinan has also been a member of a number of consortiums that have bided for public offered infrastructure assets, typically heading up the finance and tax streams of the consortiums.

A Fellow of the Australian CPAs, Mr Dinan resides in Melbourne and is currently the CFO of a private family office as well as the company secretary of a number of entities listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange.