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Walkabout Resources Limited is an African focused energy minerals developer, based in Western Australia and listed on the Australia Securities Exchange under stock code WKT. The Company strives to create shareholder growth through the discovery and development of products such as graphite and coal.

The Companies’ flagship project is the Lindi Jumbo Graphite Project located in south east Tanzania. Walkabout has completed a Definitive Feasibility Study and is seeking to a strategic development partner in order to fast track development and get into production by 2019.

Walkabout also has the largest thermal coal asset in central south Botswana at the Takatokwane Coal Project with an Inferred Resource of 6.88 billion tonnes.

Building Growth & Investment

Walkabouts’ strategy is to identify, own, develop and mine economically robust energy mineral deposits in Africa. Our aim is to minimise investment risk in order to maximise shareholder returns on the back of our extensive African experience.

Sustainability

Walkabout conducts all of its exploration and mining activities with due regard to worlds best practice industry standards for environmental protection and safeguards.

Safety

Walkabout follows industry best practice to provide a safe and secure working environment for all its staff and contractors. Extra rigour is applied when staff and contractors are involved in mining activities.

Learn 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.

Allan has specialised in technical assessment and production economics, feasibilities, project design and costing of underground mines and prospects. He has worked extensively in exploration, mine development and operations across Africa and Australia and understands the value of Australian expertise and African opportunity.

Allan was a founding director of Walkabout Resources Pty Ltd. He has previously been on the board of several West Australian explorers.

Andrew Cunningham - Non Executive Director

Andrew Cunningham 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 18 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 Ltd since 2013 and brings a wide range of exploration, resource development, mine geology and management experience to the company.

Michael Elliott - Non Executive Director

Mike Elliot was the Global Mining & Metals Sector Leader at Ernst and Young (EY) for over 10 years and has over 34 years’ experience working with mining and metals clients around the world. He was a Partner at EY from 1995-2015 and was a member of the Oceania governing body of EY for 5 years.

Mike advised and briefed the CEOs, CFOs and Directors of some of the largest global mining and metals companies. He has advised mining and metals clients from all over the world, from countries that include Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China, USA, Japan, Canada, Russia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe, Gabon and Colombia.

As a key advisor to a number of mining companies, Mike has participated in many of the large transactions, IPOs and privatizations that have transformed the industry.