About Lowell Resources Funds Management


The Directors of the company are:

David Hobday   B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D.

Dr Hobday is a geologist with diverse experience in oil and mineral exploration, applied geological research, corporate finance and investment.  He received his PhD degree from Louisiana State University and was a Research Fellow at Oxford.  Dr Hobday's petroleum and mineral exploration, appraisal and research activities over a period of 35 years have covered five continents.  He was a 1984 recipient of the Wallace Pratt Memorial Award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists “in recognition of significant contributions to petroleum geology”.    
As a fund manager with APA Oceanic during the 1980s, Dr Hobday was responsible for investments in energy and gold equities.  With Bank of America and then the Australian Bank he was involved in corporate finance, particularly applied to the resource sector.  He has undertaken resource appraisal around the Caspian Sea, in Africa, South America, China and India, and explored for oil and gas in the United States.  Dr Hobday has served on the Boards of several oil and mining companies in Australia and North America.

Steven O’Connell   B.Bus, CPA, AACI

Mr O’Connell has over 25 years extensive finance industry experience in life insurance, asset management, custodial services, financial planning and superannuation (consulting, administration and trustee services).  He has headed the compliance and risk management functions for several large multi-national asset managers.  Mr O’Connell has been appointed company secretary for a number of asset managers, headed custodial operations for corporate actions, reconciliations and unlisted trust management and was a key person in the eventual sale of Mellon Australia’s superannuation and administration consulting businesses in 2005.  He has held Board positions at one of Australia’s leading asset management companies, chairs Compliance Committee’s for leading asset managers and continues to be a Responsible Manager for a number of asset management companies.
Mr. O’Connell also sits on the Board of a number of small businesses within the finance industry.

Stephen Mitchell BA, MA

Mr Mitchell has over 20 years experience in the international resources sector with experience in management, corporate advisory and investment banking. As Managing Director, Mr. Mitchell developed Molopo Energy Limited, an ASX listed energy company, into a successful international oil and gas group with a market capitalisation that at times exceeded $300m and with projects in Australia, Canada, the US, Asia and Africa. Previously he was Chairman of Lowell Capital Limited, the Responsible Entity for the Lowell Resources Fund, and had various corporate advisory/finance roles specialising in resources with Prudential Bache in New York and the Lowell group in Australia.

Mr Mitchell completed a Master of Arts in International Economics and Politics at Johns Hopkins University in the US and is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.