Board and Executive


Philip Crabb FAusIMM, MAICD

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Crabb is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a member of the Australian Institute,of Company Directors and has been actively engaged in mining and exploration for the past forty-six (46) years in both publicly listed and private exploration companies. He has considerable experience in field activities, having been a drilling contractor, quarry manager and mining contractor. Mr Crabb also has extensive experience as a director of Australian publicly listed companies. In resource company management, he achieved notable success amongst others as a director of Gasgoyne Gold Mines NL, which was involved in the discovery and development in 1989 of the Yilgarn Star Gold Mine, a major gold producer in WA. Mr Crabb is currently a director of Canadian publicly listed Aldershot Resources Ltd (since 2009) and ASX-listed Royal Resources Limited (since 2006).


Mal Randall Dip Applied Chem, MAICD

Non-Executive Director

Mr Randall holds a Bachelor of Applied Chemistry Degree and has more than 41 years’ of extensive experience in corporate, management and marketing in the resource sector, including more than 20 years with the Rio Tinto group of companies. His experience has covered a diverse range of mineral activities including Iron Ore, Base Metals, Uranium, Minerals sands and Coal. Mal has held the position of Chairman and director of several ASX listed companies. Mal has been an independent non-executive director of Thundelarra since 2003 and is currently also on the board of Iron Ore Holdings Limited, Matilda Zircon Ltd (Chairman), Summit Resources Ltd and Royal Resources Ltd.


Frank Demarte B.Bus FCIS FAICD

Executive Director and Company Secretary

Mr DeMarte has over thirty-two (32) years of experience in the mining and exploration industry in Western Australia. Mr DeMarte has held executive positions with a number of listed mining and exploration companies and is currently an Executive Director and Company Secretary of Royal Resources Limited and CFO of TSX Listed Aldershot Resources Ltd. Mr DeMarte is experienced in areas of secretarial practice, management accounting and corporate and financial management. Mr DeMarte holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and is a Fellow of the Chartered Secretaries of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tony Lofthouse

Tony Lofthouse BSc (Hons) Geology MBA MAICD

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Lofthouse has 36 years’ experience in the resources sector. His expertise spans field geology and financial services, working for companies ranging in size from small cap explorers to global corporates. Before joining Thundelarra in April 2012, he spent 29 years working in both the equities markets as a mining research analyst specialising in the exploration and early producer segment; and also in the debt markets as a project financier and as a corporate banker servicing the financing, hedging and day-to-day transactional banking needs of Australian resource companies of all sizes. He has also served as a non-executive director of an ASX-listed explorer. This wide-ranging experience, gained over a successful three decade long career spanning several share market cycles, gives Mr Lofthouse insight into all aspects of exploration and project development. His understanding of the project evaluation and credit assessment process undertaken by the global resource banks will add significant value to the strategies for progressing the company's project pipeline.