Board of Directors

HOWARD KNIGHT

HOWARD KNIGHT

NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Howard is the Managing Director of Redgate Capital, a private investment advisory business that provides investment advice to family offices and assists private companies with equity capital raising and debt financing solutions. Howard’s skills include: determining the optimal strategic direction of organisations, developing new and innovative products, building client relationships and managing business development teams. He holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Finance, has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, is a Fellow of FINSIA, and is a Graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course.

KARSTEN GUSTER

KARSTEN GUSTER

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Karsten is the Managing Director of Crystalise, a company that provides asset management solutions to the energy and resources sector. He has worked for leading global services providers, where he held senior roles in project delivery, corporate strategy and mergers & acquisitions.

With over 20 years’ experience in the energy and resources sector, Karsten has built a reputation as a passionate leader and entrepreneur with strong commercial acumen. In addition to VISTA, Karsten is a Director of Coex Group – a registered training organisation.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering, a Graduate Diploma in Project Management, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

JIM POIGNAND

JIM POIGNAND

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Jim is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of VISTA.

He holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing, a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and has cultivated strong project management and team leadership skills.

For the last two decades, Jim has been involved in the establishment and growth of several start-up companies, focusing on real estate, finance and the Internet.

Jim was also co-founder of the internet-based investment property technology firm Landlord Central and an early-stage investor and advisory board member of payment platform Pelikin.

MARK WARREN

MARK WARREN

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mark is a mechanical engineer with a Master of Business Administration.

Mark worked for 25 years as part of the management team that developed WorleyParsons from a small engineering company into a global project delivery and consulting services company.

He has worked on major projects with ExxonMobil in Bass Strait, as well as large operations and maintenance contracts across the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure industries.

Mark has consulted for many large corporations and government departments on strategic planning, team alignment, enterprise and project risk management, value improvement and change management.

MIKE KLESSENS

MIKE KLESSENS

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mike is a CPA with over 30 years’ practical financial and management experience, particularly within the resources industry.

His experience has involved all areas of corporate and treasury management, project financing, capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, dual listings, feasibility studies and establishment of systems and procedures for new mining operations.

From 2002 – 2011, Mike was Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Equinox Minerals Limited and has held senior positions in mid-tier Australian resource companies. Since 2012, Mike has also sat on the board of ASX listed OreCorp Limited, a minerals exploration company.