Michael Billing, B Bus ASA MAICD - Non Executive Chairman
Michael Billing is an accountant with more than 30 years’ of mining industry experience in company secretarial, senior commercial, and chief financial officer roles. Previous positions have included periods with Bougainville Copper Ltd, WMC Resources Ltd and Multiplex Mining. He has been involved in the evaluation of new mining operations and in the planning for and commissioning of a number of operations including gold and nickel mines around Kambalda in Western Australia, and the Suzdal gold mine in north eastern Kazakhstan. He has had experience of corporate governance issues, debt and equity fund raising, and project evaluation and feasibility studies in Australia and elsewhere.
He is a consultant to a number of companies operating in these areas and is also a director of ASX listed Southern Gold Limited.
Michael Ashton - Non-Executive Director
Michael Ashton owns a timber manufacturing business, Upper Murray Case Supplies in Riverland South Australia. He provides his products throughout Australia and worldwide. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the exploration and mining industries.
He is a shareholder in the Titeline Drilling Group, a successful exploration drilling company in Victoria which has operations all over Australia as well as in Botswana and Zambia. He is also a Director of ASX listed Western Desert Resources Limited.
Greg M Durack B.App.Sc. MAusIMM - Non-Executive Director
Mr Greg Durack is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. A metallurgist with over 20 years experience in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Greece, he has worked primarily on gold projects, in operational and development management roles.
He is also Chief Executive Officer of ASX listed Jupiter Mines Limited.
Trevor J Ireland - Non-Executive Director
Mr Trevor Ireland is a geologist with more than 40 years experience in minerals exploration and corporate management. He has been involved both as a Manager and as a Company Director with mineral discoveries, economic evaluations and new mine developments covering gold, nickel, uranium and bauxite deposits in Australia and in several African countries. He is particularly associated with the discovery and development of The Granites and Callie gold mines in the Tanami region of the Northern Territory by North Flinders Mines Ltd. He served as a Director and Exploration Manager – Europe & Africa for Normandy La Source SAS, overseeing the evaluation of Ahafo and Akeyem gold orebodies in Ghana, and Tasiast gold in Mauritania, all of which have subsequently reached development or operating status. More recently, he was Managing Director of Australasia Gold Ltd.
David Thomas - Non-Executive Director
David Thomas BSc(Eng), ARSM, FIMM, FAusIMM (CPMin) is a Mining Engineer from Royal School of Mines, London, with experience in all facets of the mining industry.
He has worked for Anglo American in Zambia, Selection Trust in London, BP Minerals, WMC Resources, and BHP Billiton in Australia in senior positions in mine and plant operational management, and is experienced in project management and completion of feasibility studies. He has also worked as a consultant in various parts of the world in the field of mine planning, process plant optimisation, business improvement and completion of studies.
Allan Burchard - Chief Financial Officer and joint Company Secretary
Mr Burchard is a chartered accountant with 40 years accounting experience including 20 years as an audit partner in international accounting and advisory firm, KPMG, in Australia and Kazakhstan where his experience included clients involved in the mining and oil industries. More recently, he has been providing accounting and advisory services to a range of privately owned companies, not for profit organisations and government departments in South Australia.
Stephen F Ronaldson - Joint Company Secretary
Mr Stephen F Ronaldson is the joint company secretary as well as a partner of the Company's UK legal advisers, Ronaldsons.
Mr Ronaldson has an MA from Oriel College, Oxford and qualified as a solicitor in 1981. During his career Mr Ronaldson has concentrated on company and commercial fields of practice undertaking all issues relevant to those types of businesses including capital raisings, Financial Services and Markets Act work and placings and admissions to AIM and Ofex.
Mr Ronaldson is currently company secretary for a number of companies including eight AIM-listed PLCs
Richard Bradey - Exploration Manager
Richard Bradey holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology and a Masters Degree in Natural Resource Management. His recent career includes exploration, resource development, and mine geology, with Hillgrove Resources Limited, Xstrata Zinc, and Aditya Birla Minerals Limited, at senior levels.