Board & Management
Board of Directors
Trevor Benson - Executive Chairman
Mr Benson has over 30 years’ experience within investment banking, stockbroking, large Australian corporates and the resources, oil and gas industry, including directorships of ASX listed companies. Prior to joining Strategic Capital Management as Executive Director and Executive Director of the ARIE FUND, an absolute return International Equity Fund, he held directorships at boutique investment banking organisations PCF Capital and Argonaut Capital, both based in Perth, Western Australia.
He has experience on numerous ASX listed company Boards both as Chairman and Director, and spent 12 years with UBS, including managing a $300m resource fund for overseas investors, and worked within the Treasury operations of Top 10 ASX listed corporations.
Mr Benson has cross border experience on Aim in UK and has listed numerous ASX companies including resources companies with assets in Africa, Europe and SE Asia, resources and oil and gas service companies, and managed and funded his own copper operation in Zambia. In addition he spent 2 years with a division of The Wood Group; a London based engineering oil services Company. Trevor holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Western Australia.
Allan Mulligan - Executive Director
Allan Mulligan is a mining engineer with 30 years of mine management and production experience.
Andrew Cunningham – Non Executive Director
Andrew has a BSc Hons in Geology from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geosciences.
Andrew has extensive cross discipline technical and management experience in the minerals industry predominantly in Africa and Australia and has worked in a range of commodities and geological styles including uranium, iron ore, graphite, diamonds, gold and base metals.
During the last 15 years he has managed all facets of exploration and development projects in Africa from project generation to the completion of feasibility studies. He has held senior geology and exploration positions with major international mining companies as well as various ASX and TSX listed companies. Andrew has been working with Walkabout Resources since 2013 and brings a wide range of exploration, resource development, mine geology and management experience to the company.
Tom Murrell – Non Executive Director
Tom Murrell is recognised as an authority on investor and finanical relations and has been the Managing Director of his own company, 8M Media and Communications for the past 18 years.
He has provided counsel to an elite group of companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange ranging from Top 500 companies through to start-up biotechnology, medical and exploration companies.
He has been a Director of Investor Central, a Singapore-based financial news service since 2002.
A graduate of three Australian Universities, he gained his MBA from the University of Western Australia and is the immediate past President of the Business School’s Graduate Management Association (GMA) representing UWA MBA alumni.