Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors bring deep entrepreneurial experience and understand the drivers of a successful start-up. The Directors are responsible for governance and strategic direction of the organisation.
A successful entrepreneur for over 25 years, Marino Sussich specialises in identifying and creating new business opportunities and taking them to market.
Marino manages costs and establishes beneficial, strategic alliances with organization leaders and stakeholders to support key business initiatives. Marino's excellence is in building, motivating and retaining high-performance teams and skilled professionals; he has successfully rolled out IT projects and services; and led and identified improvement initiatives and merger and acquisition activities.
Finance Director; Company Secretary
Anthony Lococo is one of two Partners at Locmans Accountants & Business Advisors (Werribee / Melbourne, Victoria) and sole Director of boutique advisory firm Locmans Advisors (Melbourne CBD, Victoria). An accountant and CPA for 30 years, Anthony has a broad range of expertise dealing with professional, trade, manufacturing and retail clientele in the SME market with turnovers up to $300 million.
Anthony provides compliance and regulatory controls, and financial and accounting strategies to ABA Resources, including business valuations and acquisition advice.
Peter Lombardo is a driven, focused and resilient commercial leader with over 20 years' experience in senior leadership roles delivering sales, commercial and operational strategies for business growth.
A Civil Engineer with experience in construction, infrastructure and project management, Peter builds strategic relationships characterised by a high level of cooperation and mutual respect, and influences others to act in support of ideas.
Peter develops and leverages internal and external partnerships to maximise the achievements of ABA Resources's business goals.
ABA Resources experienced management team has demonstrably deep mining and leadership capability.
Chief Executive Office
Mr Collins has 23 years of experience in resources as a mining executive, financial analyst, and company director, including time with BHP, Bankers Trust / BT Funds Management, ING Australia and Aims Asset Management. He was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Cassidy Gold Corporation and has acted as adviser to several significant debt and equity transactions in the gold mining industry.
Mr Collins was a Non-Executive Director of ASX Listed Ask Funding from 2010 to 2015 and has been Non-Executive Director of Sihayo Gold since 2008. He is also a non-executive director of ASX listed Rimfire Pacific Mining NL.
Mr Collins holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgy, graduating with First Class Honours from the RMIT University, a Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australia. Mr Collins has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.