Board of Directors


MR JOHN (JACK) McCARTHY (Non-Executive Director)

Mr Jack McCarthy is an expert geologist with over 36 years’ experience worldwide including Canada, Africa, Vietnam and Australia. Jack worked as an Exploration Geologist with A.C.A Howe International in Canada before moving to Namibia, Africa and then Australia where he rose to Managing Director of A.C.A. Howe Australia.

In 1990, he was appointed director of Talon Environment and General Manager of Jasmetech Metal Technologies, based in Montreal Canada. In 1996 Jack moved to Hanoi, Vietnam to join Axiom Mining Limited as an Executive Director and Chief Geologist responsible for all geological property acquisition and exploration by the company.

Jack played the key management role in the IPO and listing of Axiom on the ASX (AVQ) in 2006 and remained with Axiom until May 2011. Jack’s professional experience includes extensive work in mineral exploration, project acquisition-assessment and preparation of public company qualifying reports. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Major Geology, from the St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada.

MR IAN BELL (Non-Executive Director)

Ian Bell has substantial senior management experience across a number of industries both nationally and internationally, and brings many years of business expertise to Magma.

Earlier in his career Ian established his first business in life insurance in which he was involved for nearly 15 years.

Ian has also had over 20 years of senior management experience running family companies in Hong Kong and later Japan.  In recent years Ian has been actively involved in the research and development of statistical models for investment project companies.

MARCELO MORA (Company Secretary)

Marcelo has more than 10 years’ experience in the mining and resources industry and 15 years in the manufacturing sector. Over the past four years, he has been appointed Company Secretary of a number of listed public companies in the resources industry.