Mr Cornelius is a corporate lawyer and former partner of one of Australia’s leading international law firms. He has a high degree of expertise in cross-border transactions, particularly in the resources and finance sectors.
Mr Cornelius had been based in China since 1993, and has advised global companies, banks, major resource companies and Chinese State-owned entities on resource project investments both within China and abroad. He currently resides in Perth, Western Australia.
Mr Cornelius is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Buxton Resources Ltd (appointed 29 November 2010), Element 25 Limited (appointed 30 June 2011), and Duketon Mining Ltd (appointed 8 February 2013). Mr Cornelius is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee