TORRENS MINING LIMITED is a public, unlisted Australian mineral resource company whose key focus is to increase shareholder value — initially by bringing into production its 100%-owned Windabout and MG14 copper-cobalt-silver mineral deposits at the historic Mount Gunson copper mining centre in South Australia but also by exploiting the exploration potential of its large, surrounding acreage position.

Torrens was formed on 27 February 2014 to provide a platform for the capitalisation and potential public listing of the minerals business interests held by Terrace Mining Pty Ltd, which holds the interests in the Mt Gunson and Buldah projects.

In March 2014, 100% ownership of Terrace was transferred to Torrens. Torrens is the parent and ultimate holding company of Terrace and Terrace is its wholly owned subsidiary.



William (Bill) Bloking FAICD BSc Mechanical Engineering (Summa cum Laude)
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Bloking has more than 40 years’ experience in the energy and mineral sector. Until 2007, he was President of Australia / Asia Gas at BHP Billiton Petroleum. Prior to that, he spent 24 years with ExxonMobil in a variety of senior executive roles in the USA, South America, Europe and Asia.

Mr Bloking is currently  Non-Executive Chairman of Nido Petroleum Limited, Executive Chairman and President of KAL Energy, Inc., a Non-Executive Director of Challenger Energy Limited and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He was previously Chairman of Transerv Energy Limited, Norwest Energy NL, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority, Cool Energy Limited, Cullen Wines (Australia) Pty Ltd and he was Managing Director of Eureka Energy Limited and Gunson Resources Limited - the former owner of the Mt Gunson Copper Project.

He was also formerly a Vice Chairman of the Australian China Business Council, a Non-Executive Director of the John Holland Group, Miclyn Express Offshore Limited, the Australian Petroleum Exploration and Production Association (APPEA), the Lions Eye Institute and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, as well as a Governor of American Chamber of Commerce in Australia and an Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University.

Michael Collings BSc(Hons) (Geol) (MinGeol), BSc (Hons 1st Class) ARSM.
Executive Director

Mike Collings is a mining engineer and minerals geologist with 40 years’ industrial experience. A graduate of the Royal School of Mines, London, Mr Collings has worked in Australia for most of his career, which has included periods as a mine geologist at Broken Hill and in South Africa, and as a mining engineer in Mt Isa and in various locations in Western Australia and Victoria. He is a Registered Mine Manager in both WA and Queensland. Mr Collings has significant corporate experience, having served on the boards of several listed companies. His chief professional interest is in the development of mining projects from exploration through to production.

Steve Shedden ASMB, BSc(Hons)(Geol), MAusIMM, MAIG
Managing Director

Steve Shedden is a minerals geologist and company director with 40 years’ industry experience. A graduate in Applied Geology of the Ballarat School of Mines and Industries (SMB) and its successor institutions, he has wide corporate and field experience in exploration and mining in Australia, Papua New Guinea and South America. Mr Shedden founded three ASX-listed mineral companies; Gindalbie Metals Limited (ASX:GBG) in 1993, Oroya Mining Limited (ASX:ORO) in 2002, and Argentina Mining Limited (ASX:AVK) in 2010, in all of which he held senior management roles, before establishing Torrens in 2014.

Richard Grauaug BJuris LLB (UWA), Grad. Dip. App Fin. Invest. (SIA) Grad Dip App.Corp.Gov (CSA) FGIA
Non-executive Director

Richard Grauaug is a legal practitioner and was admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor in Western Australia in 1987. He is a director of his own law practice, Richard Simon Legal, in Perth, which provides legal services to a number of mining & energy companies including to Torrens and its subsidiaries. He has practiced as a solicitor for over 26 years, including as an in-house lawyer and prior to that in top tier private firms. His areas of practice include commercial agreements, debt and capital raisings, farmins, joint ventures, technology transactions, general corporate and commercial matters and corporate governance. Mr Grauaug is also experienced in mergers, acquisitions and project development. His legal and commercial experience extends to both to Australian and overseas jurisdictions, including the legal function and in-house counsel role for a number of Australian companies. From 1997 to 2008 he held various positions, including directorships with Halliburton Energy Services (HES) covering Australasian, South East Asian and African jurisdictions during which period he was based in Africa, including Egypt, for several years. From 2008 to 2010 he was Senior Legal Counsel with Apache Energy in Perth.

Company Secretarial and Accounting Services

Mining Corporate Pty Ltd, a Perth-based consultancy, provides corporate and accounting services to Torrens.

David Palumbo BCom, CA
Company Secretary & Accountant
Mining Corporate Pty Ltd

David is a Chartered Accountant with over six years’ experience in the auditing and financial reporting of ASX listed and unlisted companies. He provides corporate advisory and financial management advice and specialises in corporate compliance, statutory reporting and financial accounting services. Through his assistance in a range of professional services to clients, David has gained a strong knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and internal controls. He is currently Company Secretary for ASX listed companies Strike Resources Limited, Western Mining Network Limited, Krakatoa Resources Limited and Rumble Resources Limited.

Feasibility Study Manager

Mining and Process Solutions Pty Ltd (MPS)
Study Manager - Mt Gunson Copper Project

MPS is a Perth-based mining engineering and metallurgical consultancy headed up by Ivor Bryan BE(Mining) (Hons 1st Class). Ivor has over 25 years’ relevant industry experience including as a mining manager at Olympic Dam. MPS’s metallurgical team is headed by Frank Trask BSc MSc, who has extensive professional experience in copper metallurgy. MPS is responsible for the independent management and reporting of the Mt Gunson feasibility studies, through to completion of BFS.