Mr Ross Ernest Ashton – age 64
Non-Executive Chairman – Appointed 6 July 2015
Mr Ashton has over 40 years’ experience as a geologist specialising in gold, base metals and industrial minerals exploration and development in Australia and overseas. He was the founder of Red Back Mining Limited before its takeover by Kinross for $7Bn in 2010. He was also a director of TSX/ASX listed PMI Gold Limited and ASX listed Brockman Resources Ltd. Both companies were involved in significant corporate transactions. Mr Ashton brings broad geological and commercial experience to the Board.
Mr Joseph Allen Treacy – age 60
Managing Director – Appointed 6 July 2015
Mr Treacy has more than 30 years’ experience as a geologist specialising in gold and base metals exploration and development in Australia and overseas. He was a founding director of Kagara Limited and Mungana Goldmines Ltd and has been involved in the exploration, development and mining of both open cut and underground base metal deposits. He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Australian Institute of Geoscientists and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Geoffrey Michael Jones – age 53
Non-Executive Director ‑ Appointed 24 February 2006
Mr Jones is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree. He has over 28 years’ experience covering the areas of construction, engineering, mineral processing and project development. Mr Jones has been responsible for the preparation of feasibility studies for gold and base metals projects and has completed numerous project evaluations and due diligence reviews and has managed the successful development of projects both domestically and overseas.
He spent over six years (1994-2001) with Resolute Limited, whereas Group Project Engineer he was responsible for the development of its mining projects in Australia, Ghana and Tanzania.
On leaving Resolute Limited he commenced the operation of his own project management and engineering consultancy, JMG Projects Pty Ltd, servicing the mining industry. In this capacity Mr Jones has completed works on gold and base metal projects for Australian and overseas based mining groups.
Mr Jones is currently a Managing Director of GR Engineering Services Limited, and a Non-Executive Director of Energy Metals Limited and Azumah Resources Limited.
Mr John Ralston Hutton – age 49
Non-Executive Director ‑ Appointed 15 December 2010
Mr Hutton has a background in accounting and finance and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Hutton has over 26 years’ experience in the direction and management of a diverse range of commercial activities, including over the last 16 years as a director of several ASX listed companies. He was a non-executive Director of Sandfire Resources NL (SFR) during the Copper/Gold discovery at Degrussa, tenement holdings vended into SFR by the late Graeme Hutton. Mr Hutton has spent many years successfully prospecting in Western Australia and is a director of a number of private entities involved in the resources, pearling and fish farming industries. He is currently a director of the peak representative body, the WA Fishing Industry Council.
Mr Jeremy Robinson – age 33 ‑ Appointed 6 July 2015
Mr Robinson started in stockbroking working as a mining and resources analyst before spending the last 10 years directly in the resources industry, working in areas such as business development, project development, investor relations and company secretary. He has served as company secretary of both Mungana Goldmines Ltd and Apex Minerals Ltd.