Board of directors
B.A. (Econs) B.Ed. (Hons) F.Fin
Mr Hancock has over 25 years’ experience in capital markets practicing in the area of Corporate Finance. He has extensive experience in Australia and the United Kingdom through close links to the stockbroking and investment banking community. He has specialised in mining and natural resources and has had a background in finance and management of small companies. He was a founding shareholder and first Chairman of Cooper Energy Ltd, an exploration and production oil and gas production company.
He is Chairman of AusQuest Ltd, an Australian mining exploration company with projects in Peru and Australia, BMG Resources Ltd, Non-Executive director of Zeta Petroleum Plc, King Island Scheelite Ltd, Strata-X Energy Ltd and Golden State Mining Ltd.
Mr Hancock continues his close association with the capital markets in Australia and the United Kingdom through his private company Hancock Corporate Investments Pty Ltd.
Non Executive Director
Non Executive Director
Mr Clarke is a geologist with more than 50 years professional experience and more than 25 years' experience as a director of Australian public companies. Before public company life he was a senior geologist with the Commonwealth Department of the Interior and a Chief Geologist at Santos Limited.
As a director and significant shareholder in listed companies he played a role in the discovery, development and production of the million ounce Tuckabianna gold mine in Western Australia, the Newrybar mineral sand mine in New South Wales, the Mud Tank vermiculite mine in the Northern Territory, the Mindarie mineral sand mine in South Australia and 13 oil fields in the Cooper Basin of South Australia.
He was the founder and Chairman of Australian Vintage Limited, a winemaking company based in the Riverland of South Australia. He was the founder, and remains a co-owner of, Thorn-Clarke Wines, a family-owned wine producer in the Barossa Valley of South Australia.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Verco is a mining specialist with over 14 years’ experience in Australia and internationally. His key areas of focus include resource definition, reserve optimisation, mine planning, and mine operation. He has managed operations through all phases of the mining cycle on projects that cover a range of commodities including gold, copper, uranium, tin, and iron ore.
Mr Verco is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and holds a First Class Honours in Geology.
BSc Geology, MSc Geology
Mr Cherry has over 15 years’ experience as an exploration geologist, focused on South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. He has supervised mining and exploration operations in the Gawler Craton, the northern goldfields, and the wheatbelt region, covering a range of commodities including gold, copper, nickel and uranium.
Mr Cherry is responsible for delivering Cobra’s field programmes safely and successfully while ensuring the best possible outcome for all stakeholders.