Management


Pnina Feldman – Executive Chairperson

Pnina was the founding Chairperson of Australian Gold Investments Limited (now Queensland Bauxite Limited). Throughout her extensive 20-year involvement in the mineral exploration industry, Pnina has consistently demonstrated a world-class aptitude for sourcing, negotiating and developing exploration and resource projects both locally and internationally. She has successfully negotiated many joint ventures with major companies including BHP and De Beers, and was also the founder and Executive Chairperson of the publicly-listed Diamond Rose NL. Pnina studied Law and Arts at Melbourne University before attending Gateshead, England, where she studied teaching, religion and education. She has been the founder of numerous communal, educational, charitable and women’s awareness initiatives, and in 2007 received the Wentworth community award for outstanding community service.


Sholom Feldman – Executive Director

Sholom was a founding director of Australian Gold Investments Limited (now Queensland Bauxite Limited) and its CEO and Company Secretary from inception in 2007. Sholom has extensive general commercial management experience and has performed considerable management and company secretarial work for both listed and unlisted companies. Having previously held the position of General Manager with publicly listed Diamond Rose NL between 1999 and 2005, he currently holds the positions of director and manager with a number of public and private companies including being the managing director and secretary of US listed Volcan Holdings Inc, a company he co-founded. Sholom has also been instrumental in negotiating, financing, sourcing, developing and managing many exploration projects internationally in a wide varied range of both precious and bulk commodities ranging from diamonds and sapphires to iron ore. Amongst these many projects were the purchases of the Guanaco Gold-Copper Mine in Chile from the Canadian Kinross Gold Corporation and subsequently purchasing Kinross’ portfolio of Australian gold assets, the sale to Murchison Metals of the Rocklea iron ore project, and directing and managing Volcan’s and QBL’s identification, acquisition and development of their large bauxite exploration portfolio. He studied at the International MBA program at Bar Ilan University in Israel and has also completed a Company Secretarial Practice and Meetings course with the Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries Australia.


Meyer Gutnick – Non-Executive Director

Mr. Meyer Gutnick has been Non Executive Director at Queensland Bauxite Limited since March 4, 2014. Mr. Gutnick has many years experience in the investing and finance industry. He has built his reputation in building significant investor portfolios in the banking, insurance and real estate sectors in New York. He is also a seasoned investor in the public markets including many years controlling investments in the mineral exploration industry including companies on the ASX and the public markets in North America. He is also a well known philanthropist who has supported many charities internationally, and has been instrumental in the establishment of a number of charities particularly focused on higher education and advanced learning.

 

Dr Robert Coenraads – Principal Project Geologist

Robert is a qualified geologist, geophysicist and gemologist with over 30-years’ experience in the field of international exploration and mining. He has written four internationally published books on geology and has also penned 40 scientific papers and numerous independent and company reports. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA). He completed his Ph.D. at Macquarie University, Sydney, his Diploma in Gemmology at the GAA, his M.Sc. at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and his BA(Hons.) in geology and geophysics at Macquarie University.