Anthony Kiernan (AM) – Non-Executive Chairman
Anthony Kiernan is a former solicitor with extensive experience gained over 35 years in the management and operation of listed public companies. As both a lawyer and general consultant, he has practiced and advised extensively in the fields of resources and business generally.
He is Non-Executive Chair of ASX50 lithium company Pilbara Minerals Limited (ASX:PLS) and Chair of the Fiona Wood Foundation which focuses on research into burns injuries and a member of the Order of Australia.
He was formerly Non-Executive Chair of Saracen Minerals (ASX:SAR) (2018 to February 2021) and a Non-Executive Director of Northern Star Resources (ASX:NST) (February 2021 to November 2021).
Raleigh Finlayson – Managing Director/CEO
Raleigh Finlayson is a Mining Engineer with over 20 years of technical and operational experience in multiple disciplines including both underground and open pit operations. He was previously the Managing Director of Saracen Mineral Holdings (ASX:SAR) and Northern Star Resources (ASX:NST). During his 14 year tenure at Saracen, Mr Finlayson was initially the Chief Operating Officer responsible for the feasibility study and development of Saracen’s first operating gold mine, the Carosue Dam Operations. He was promoted to the role of Managing Director in 2013 and responsible for the acquisition and subsequent feasibility study and development of Saracen’s second operating gold mine, Thunderbox, and subsequently the purchase of 50% of the KCGM Superpit from Barrick Gold. Saracen grew from a market cap of $53m in 2008 to $6.0bn in 2021 before merging with Northern Star.
Gerry Kaczmarek – Non-Executive Director
Gerry Kaczmarek has almost 40 years’ experience working predominantly in the resource sector and specialising in accounting and finance and company management with several emerging and leading mid-tier Australian gold companies.
He is currently Non-Executive Director of Dacian Gold Limited (ASX:DCN).
He was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for Saracen Mineral Holdings (ASX:SAR) from 2012 to 2016. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Troy Resources (ASX:TRY) from 1998 to 2008 and from 2017 to 2019. Earlier in his career, he held a range of positions with the CRA/Rio Tinto group and was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for a number of other Mid-Tier and Junior Mining Companies.
Michael Bowen – Non-Executive Director
Michael Bowen has been practicing corporate law for 35 years and has deep knowledge of the Australian resources sector and the regulatory regimes around mine development and operation.
Michael is highly regarded for his advisory expertise on a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions including mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, re-constructions, risk management, due diligence and general commercial and corporate law. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Lotus Resources Limited (ASX:LOT) and Non-Executive Director of Emerald Resources NL (ASX:EMR).
Mick Wilkes – Non-Executive Director
Mick Wilkes is a mining professional with 35 years’ experience, mainly in gold and base metals specialising in project development, construction, and operations. In the past 20 years he has been responsible for the successful greenfield development of 4 major gold and copper mines, each creating substantial value for shareholders, local communities and Governments with aggregate annual production of over 600koz of gold and 200kt of copper.
He is currently Non-Executive Chair of Kingston Resources Limited (ASX:KSN) and Andromeda Metals Limited (ASX:ADN).
Most recently he was Non-Executive Chair of Dacian Gold Limited (ASX:DCN) and President and CEO of Canadian and Australian listed OceanaGold Corporation (ASX:OGC). He was recently a member of the Board Administration Committee for the World Gold Council and is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Queensland and an MBA from Deakin University.
Jacqui Murray – Non-Executive Director
Jacqui Murray is a Partner at Resource Capital Funds (RCF), a mining-focused, global alternative investment firm, and has worked within the mining industry for over 20 years.
She has experience in mining M&A and financing project development in various jurisdictions and commodities. Jacqui joined RCF in 2012 after working in business analysis and improvement roles with BHP Billiton. Prior to this she spent the early years of her career in geotechnical engineering roles in underground and open pit operations within BHP Billiton and WMC Resources.
Jacqui holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Geological Engineering from RMIT University.
Geoff James – Company Secretary
Geoff James is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Governance Institute. He is an experienced finance professional with over 20 years’ experience in senior management roles.