Board of Directors

Dato’ Sia Hok Kiang

Dato’  Sia is Managing Director of the successful Malaysian private mining company, Malaco Mining Sdn. Bhd.  He is a graduate of the University of Malaya in Applied Geology, an economic geologist with more than 30 years world-wide experience. He is an active member of the Malaysian Geological Society and a Council Member of the Malaysian Chamber of Mines. 

Mr Sia has a solid business reputation throughout Asia, with useful contacts in several Asian countries.  He has extensive experience in bulk alluvial mining in Malaysia, including the extraction of the rare earth minerals xenotime and monazite as by- products of tin mining. Mr Sia’s experience is very appropriate for Crossland’s Charley Creek Alluvial Rare Earth Project, which is also based on the extraction of monazite and xenotime from alluvial material.

Non-Executive Chairman

Eric Vesel

Mr Vesel , B.Eng.Min.Eng. MAusiMM , is a qualified Mining Engineer with 30 years professional experience in the mining industry.   He is adept in a broad range of disciplines. His experience spans a range of technical, operations, management and corporate roles. He has worked for both small and large mining companies in Australia, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, CIS and Malaysia.  He was formerly Chief Operating Officer for Avocet Mining PLC and has considerable international project experience.  He has managed group operations including exploration projects (grass-roots through to advanced), feasibility, mine development and operating mines. He also has extensive business evaluation and project acquisition skills. Currently he is a mining consultant, business advisor and investor based in Kuala Lumpur. Eric is an active Council Member of the Malaysian Chamber of Mines.

CEO/Executive Director

Harun Halim Rasip

Mr Halim Rasip, is our most recent member of the Board, he joined us on the 31st of May 2017. Harun is a businessman who brings extensive financial and corporate governance experience to Crossland. He is a qualified financial professional with a B.Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Western Australia, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He was with Price Waterhouse in Perth,Australia and in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia for 8 years whereafter he established Halim Rasip Holdings Sdn Bhd (“HRH”) Group and served as its Chairman and Managing Director. HRH is multi-faceted company which has been active in the oil  and  gas  sector in Malaysia( specifically fabrication, down-hole services, wire-line services, oilfield equipment manufacturing and marine services), a range of shipping (tankers, barges, tugs), freight services and haulage services and in infrastructure development. He was responsible for the conceptualization, promotion, development, funding, construction and served as first Chief Executive of Lumut Port in the Straits of Malacca which comprised the Lumut Maritime Terminal and Lekir Bulk Terminal.before and after their injection into Integrax Berhad in 2000-2001. 

He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of Public Listed Companies Bhd (FPLC) in 2004-2010, besides being a member of its Technical & Regulatory Committee and Accounting Standards Sub-Committee 2003-2010, the Chairman of Landmarks Berhad in 2006, a Non-Executive Independent Director of iCapital Biz Berhad until 2016  and a Director of several other unlisted Companies in Malaysia.  

He is currently the President Director of P.T. Tanah Laut Tbk, a company listed on Bursa Efek Indonesia.

Non-Executive Director

Stan Wassylko

Mr Stan Wassylko was appointed to the Board of Directors on 21 March 2016. Stan has extensive experience in the resources sector, and has 46 years’ experience in businesses servicing the sector, in logistics, shipping, infrastructure, project construction, contract management and marketing. His long and diverse experience will be valuable as Crossland steers the Charley Creek Project towards development.  

Non-Executive Director

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