Mr. McMullen currently serves as a Principal at MRI Advisory AG, a private company focusing on the development of metal and minerals projects in the Americas, Europe and Africa. Since 2007, he has been responsible for investing the equity investments of the Principals of MRI Advisory AG and supervising the technical due diligence for a variety of commodity backed funding structures. Since March 2012, he has also served as the Executive Chairman of Nevada Iron Limited, an ASX-listed development company with iron ore assets in Nevada. Since 2007, Mr. McMullen has also served as Executive Chairman of Lachlan Star Limited, a TSX/ASX dual listed mining company, where he oversaw the acquisition of CMD Gold Mine in Chile, which has since more than doubled its pre-acquisition production. In 2007, Mr. McMullen formed Northern Iron Limited, which developed an iron ore mine in Norway; at Northern Iron Limited, he served as Managing Director from April 2007 to November 2009 and as President of Northern Iron Marketing AG until June 2010. From September 2005 to August 2007, he was a Partner and Audit Manager at RSG Global Consulting Pty Ltd, a mining consultancy firm, where Mr. McMullen was the partner in charge of bank finance and M&A due diligence consulting and expert and valuation reports, including for several PGM projects in South Africa. From September 2002 to August 2005, he was Technical Director of Tritton Resources Limited, which owned and operated a copper mine. Mr. McMullen also served as Executive Technical Director of Lafayette Mining Limited, which owned and operated a mine producing copper and zinc concentrates, as well as gold and silver by-products, from November 1998 to September 2002 and as Exploration Manager of Spinifex Gold Ltd. (Asia), an exploration company, from February 1997 to November 1998.
Mr. McMullen’s qualifications as director include his 20 years of experience identifying, financing, operating and selling mining operations as well as his experience serving on the board of directors of publicly listed mining companies for over 14 years.