Riccardo Vittino has over 25 years experience in the resources sector with a focus on corporate and financial management. Mr Vittino began his career in the mining industry in 1988 as company secretary for Helix Resources. During his 18 year tenure at Helix, Mr Vittino was involved with various IPOs and joint ventures both local and international. He left Helix in 2006 as CEO to pursue a role in South Africa as finance director of Central Rand Gold. He was responsible for overseeing Central Rand Gold's listing on the main board of the LSE and the JSE in 2007 and its subsequent progress to pre‐feasibility and commencement of trial mining. Mr Vittino returned to Perth in 2008 to focus on personal interests. He has held numerous non‐executive director roles including at Diamond Ventures and Platinum Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.