Global Geoscience Directors
Mr James D. Calaway, Non-Executive Chairman
Mr. Calaway is a respected business and civic leader residing in Houston, Texas, with considerable experience and success in building junior companies into successful commercial enterprises. He has played major roles in the development of both public and private companies engaged in lithium operations, oil and gas exploration and production, enterprise software and solar farm development.
Until his retirement in July 2016, Mr. Calaway served for eight years as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Orocobre Ltd, ( ASX:ORE; TSX:ORL), helping lead the company from its earliest development to becoming a significant producer of lithium carbonate and a member of the ASX 300. With Orocobre being the only other lithium company with a significant exposure to boron, his Orocobre experience ideally suits him to help lead Global to become a leader in the lithium and borates businesses.
Mr. Calaway currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Distributed Power Partners Inc, a leader in the development of clustered distributed solar power in Chile. Mr Calaway previously chaired several public and private companies including many years as the chairman of Datacert Inc, a world leader in legal operations software that was sold for US$310 million to a NYSE company.
Throughout the previous thirty years, Mr. Calaway has also played leading roles in various civic organizations, including the past chairman of the Pl Center for Houston’s Future, the greater Houston regions “think tank”, and Chairman of the Houston Independent School Districts’ Foundation. Mr. Calaway holds a MA from the University of Oxford in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and is a graduate of the University of Texas with a BA in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa.
Bernard Rowe, Managing Director
Bernard is a qualified geologist with over 25 years international mineral exploration and corporate management experience. His early career was with global diamond miner and explorer, Ashton Mining Limited, which included five years in Scandinavia and Russia followed by two years in Mali, West Africa.
Bernard has diverse exploration experience including base metal exploration in NSW, Sweden and Finland; gold and copper-gold exploration in eastern Australia, Nevada, Arizona, Peru and Mexico; and diamond exploration in Australia, Scandinavia, Russia, West Africa and Canada. Bernard holds a BAppSc (Hons) degree in geology from the University of Ballarat and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Society of Economic Geologist and the Geological Society of Nevada.
He is a founding shareholder of Global Geoscience and led the Company through its listing on the Australian Securities Exchange in December 2007.
Alan Davies, Non-Executive Director
Alan Davies is a well-known natural resources and industrial executive with a 20-year career with Rio Tinto culminating in being CEO responsible for Energy and Industrial Minerals, that includes the industry leading borax division and the Jadar lithium/borates development in Serbia. Prior to that position, Alan was CEO of Rio Tinto’s Diamonds and Minerals Product Group that included the borax, diamonds, iron and titanium, uranium and salt divisions.
From 2012 until 2016, Alan served as a member of Rio Tinto’s Executive Committee. Alan has led and run mining operations and development projects across the globe, including USA, Canada, South America, India, Africa, China, Europe and Australia, and across commodities, including in iron ore and energy, and a full suite of industrial minerals including borax, trona, salt, titanium dioxide, ilmenite, metal powders, and zircon, and lithium/boron development in Serbia.
Alan was also a non-executive director of the aerospace, engineering and industrial business Rolls Royce Holdings plc. Alan is currently an investor in and CEO of Zambian copper development company Moxico Resources plc, a non-executive director of frontier explorer Gryphon Melanesia, and an advisor to Audley Capital.
Patrick J. D. Elliott, Non-Executive Director
Patrick Elliott is a company director specialising in the resources sector with over 30 years experience in investment and corporate management.
Patrick’s early career was at Consolidated Gold Fields Australia Limited and covered investment analysis and management, minerals marketing (copper concentrates, tin concentrates, rutile and zircon). In 1979 he went into investment banking and became Head of Corporate Finance for Morgan Grenfell Australia Limited in 1982.
He subsequently became Managing Director of Natcorp Investments Ltd in 1986 which owned a number of manufacturing businesses. After its takeover he became an active early stage venture capital investor with an emphasis on resources.
Patrick is Chairman of Argonaut Resources NL, Cap-XX Limited, Tamboran Resources Limited and Variscan NL and a director of a number of privately owned companies. Patrick holds an MBA in Mineral Economics (Macquarie University) and a B.Comm. (University of NSW).
John Hofmeister, Non-Executive Director
John Hofmeister brings to Global Geoscience many years of executive experience at General Electric, Northern Telecom, AlliedSignal/Honeywell International and Royal Dutch Shell, where he retired as Shell Oil President in 2008. Shell Oil Company is the US-based wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell.
Since 2008 he has served on the boards of Lufkin Industries, Hunting, plc., Applus Services, Inc., and Chairman of Erin Energy Corporation. John has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Kansas State University. John has also served as the Chairman of the National Urban League in the US and was formerly Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership.
He currently teaches at Arizona State University, University of Houston and Kansas State University and is the Founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, a not-for-profit NGO headquartered in Washington, D.C. An American living in Houston, Texas, he has also lived and worked in Hong Kong, London and The Hague.