Base Titanium Board

Desterio Oyatsi

Chair

Desterio Oyatsi

Chair

Desterio Oyatsi is an accomplished Nairobi-based lawyer, an Advocate of the High Court and Managing Partner of Shapley, Barret & Company Advocates, a leading law firm in Kenya.

Mr Oyatsi sits on several Boards and is currently Chairman of Metropolitan Life Insurance Kenya Limited and Deputy Chairman of NCBA group. He has previously served as a director in various other organizations including Telkom Kenya and the Capital Markets Authority.

Mr Oyatsi has been involved as an advisor with the Kwale Operation since its inception, particularly in negotiations with the relevant Government agencies for the legal instruments and rights upon which the project operates and as a member of the Resettlement & Compensation Committee which oversaw the successful resettlement and compensation of the local community.

Mr Tim Carstens

Managing Director

Mr Tim Carstens

Managing Director

Mr Carstens is an experienced mining executive, with a career spanning more than 20 years in senior resources-sector roles, both in Australia and overseas, with Perilya Limited, North Limited, Robe River Iron Associates, Iron Ore Company of Canada and St Barbara Mines Limited.

A chartered accountant by profession, he has strong experience in all aspects of business strategy development and implementation, acquisitions and divestments, debt and equity financing, organisational development and operational performance.

He has been Managing Director of Base Resources since the Company’s inception in May 2008.

Mr Carstens is also the Chair of the Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group (AAMEG), the peak body representing Australian companies engaged in the development of Africa’s resource industry.

Chadwick Poletti

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Chadwick Poletti

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Mr Poletti is a practising lawyer and holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Accounting. Mr Poletti has broad experience in advising directors of listed public companies in relation to directors’ duties, the Corporations Act, the ASX Listing Rules, the AIM Rules for Companies and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Base Resources, Mr Poletti was at international law firm, Ashurst, where he specialised in both domestic and cross border regulated and unregulated mergers and acquisitions, including takeovers and schemes of arrangement, capital raisings and corporate advisory and governance.

John Ngumi

Non Executive Director

John Ngumi

Non Executive Director

John Ngumi has played a leading role in the development of Kenya’s and East Africa’s debt and equity capital markets over the last 25 years, most recently during his tenure as Director, Investment Banking Coverage at Standard Bank in Nairobi.

Mr Ngumi is the current Chairman of the Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC) which incorporates Kenya Pipeline Corporation, Kenya Railway and Kenya Ports Authority and previously held the position of the first Chairman of Konza Techno City Development Authority.

Mr Colin Bwye

Executive Director – Operations and Development

Mr Colin Bwye

Executive Director – Operations and Development

Mr Bwye has over 30 years’ experience in the mineral sands sector, having commenced his professional career with RGC Mineral Sands (since consolidated into Iluka Resources) as a plant metallurgist in 1988.

He undertook a number of technical, production and mining roles within RGC and then, after a period of time consulting to the industry, joined Doral Mineral Industries, a subsidiary of Iwatani Corporation of Japan. Here he was a leader in the development and operation of the Dardanup mineral sands mine in Western Australia before taking on the role of Managing Director and becoming accountable for the fused materials (zirconia and alumina) processing facilities as well as the mineral sands operation.

In 2010 Mr Bwye joined Base Resources as Executive Director – Operations and Development. Mr Bwye has an extensive knowledge of all aspects of the mineral sands industry, including downstream processing and marketing of mineral sands products.

Base Titanium Leadership Team

Denham Vickers

General Manager, Operations

Denham Vickers

General Manager, Operations

Mr Vickers is a mining engineer with over 35 years’ minerals industry experience in a variety of senior operational, development and consultancy roles. Mr Vickers graduated from Imperial College, London, with an honours degree in mining and has developed and managed various underground and open pit mining operations throughout Africa, South America and the South Pacific.

Prior to joining Base Resources, his most recent role was as Operations Manager for the development, commissioning and operationalisation of the Bisha VMS deposit in Eritrea for Nevsun Resources.

Colin Forbes

General Manager, Environment and Community Affairs

Colin Forbes

General Manager, Environment and Community Affairs

Mr Forbes has considerable experience in environmental and social aspects in the resources industry. His previous positions included Social and Community Manager for African Minerals Ltd. in Sierra Leone, and Resettlement Project Manager for Kibali Goldmines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Prior to these, as Health, Safety, Environment and Community Manager for Tiomin Kenya Ltd., he managed the successful completion of the Kwale Mineral Sands Projects’ resettlement programmes and environmental and social impact assessments. He brings the necessary understanding of complex consultation requirements and has the demonstrated ability in team building and project management.

Simon Wall

General Manager, External Affairs

Simon Wall

General Manager, External Affairs

Mr Wall previously worked for the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade during which time he was posted to Kenya as a diplomat. He joined the diplomatic corps having graduated with a Master of International Studies at the University of Sydney and having spent time in Sri Lanka working on the post-2004 tsunami recovery.

Having lived in Kenya for over 10 years he has developed an understanding and appreciation of the complex operating environment and the challenges and opportunities it presents. The External Affairs team is responsible for managing relationships with government, ensuring regulatory compliance as well as media and public relations.