Board & Management


Non-Executive Chairman


Simon is currently Non-Executive Chairman of De Grey Mining Ltd. (ASX:DEG), an ASX 200 gold exploration/development company with 100% ownership of one of Western Australia’s largest greenfield discoveries – Hemi/Mallina (10.6+Moz) – in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. He has over 35 years’ experience in stockbroking, capital raising, management, business development and analysis for a range of small and startup companies in the manufacturing and resources industries, and has specialised in that time in company restructuring activities.


Executive Director

BSc (Hons) MAIG

Chris is a geologist with over 25 years’ experience focusing on gold and copper exploration across a range of deposit styles. Along with managing exploration in Australia, Chris has spent many years managing international teams in culturally and environmentally diverse regions throughout West Africa, Central Africa, Papua New Guinea and Ecuador. He was formerly the Regional Exploration Manager for SolGold Limited (LSE:SOLG).


Executive Director


Peter brings over 30 years’ experience in corporate advisory, investment banking and director/advisory roles to the Board. He has been involved in a board capacity in publicly listed companies in resources, biotechnology and technology. Peter’s corporate skills lie in capital raising for pre-IPO and listed companies, cross border M&A transactions, corporate underwriting, and venture capital transactions for companies in Australia, the US and Israel.


Non-Executive Director


Tal has over a decade of multidisciplinary business experience including exposure to the diverse facets of the equity and debt markets. Tal specialises in identifying strategic mineral projects, financing, and project management.


Non-Executive Director

Bruce Smith, is an exploration geologist with 28 years’ experience exploring in North and South America, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. He has participated and led teams to multiple mineral resource discoveries in gold, silver, zinc and uranium in Guinea, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Argentina. Bruce has operational experience at all levels of the mineral exploration and development industry, from target identification, financing, acquisitions, joint ventures, drilling, resource definition, feasibility and sale. His corporate credentials include public company roles as CEO, VP Exploration, General Manager and several director positions.

He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, with B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geology from Otago University, New Zealand and MEng Water and Environmental Resources, IHE Delft, Netherlands.


Company Secretary


David is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in company secretarial, finance and accounting.


Chief Financial Officer


Damien is a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant (FCPA) who holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is also an Affiliated Member of the Governance Institute of Australia. Damien has had over 25 years in the resource industry experience, both in Australia and overseas including Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Mongolia, Indonesia and the USA. This experience has included most aspects of the mining industry including exploration, feasibility, construction, production and processing.


Technical Geological Consultant


Jason has had a highly successful career as an exploration geologist; having been involved in several discoveries in Oman, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Ecuador.

He has over 25 years’ experience working around the world; most recently in Ecuador where he was instrumental in the discovery of several copper gold deposits, including the Tier-1 Cascabel copper gold porphyry deposit for SolGold plc.


Business Development Manager

Ledger Holdings has over 30 years’ experience advising companies in the resources sector and has raised in excess of AUD1 billion for mining projects globally. Mr. Mochkin was a founder of Piedmont Lithium Ltd (ASX:PLL, NASDAQ:PLL) – a company included in the ASX/S&P 300 and Russell 2000 Index; resigning as a director just over one year ago.