Mr John Ralston Hutton
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.
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.
Mr Simon Lawson
Managing Director – Appointed 1 May 2018
Mr Lawson has a Master of Science in Geology from Auckland University and more than 15 years of exploration, production and management experience in gold and base metals. He has previously held senior geology roles at major Australian gold producer Northern Star Resources Ltd, where as Chief Geologist – Paulsens and then group Principal Mine Geologist, he was a founding member of the team which took the company from junior explorer to a major multi-mine producer, today valued at over $3 Billion.
Mr Lawson specialises in resource asset identification and renovation and rejuvenation of current and historic gold mines. Mr Lawson has built and led teams that contributed more than 3 million ounces and in excess of 15 years mine life to several high-profile mining operations across a number of highly-successful gold producers.
Mr Geoffrey Michael Jones
Non-Executive Director ‑ Appointed 24 February 2006
Mr Jones is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree. He has over 30 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 where, as 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 Managing Director of GR Engineering Services Limited, and a Non-Executive Director of Ausgold Limited.
Mr Michael Edwards
Non-Executive Chairman – Appointed 30 July 2020
Non-Executive Director – Appointed 10 October 2019
Mr Edwards is a geologist and economist with over 20 years’ experience in senior management in both the private and public sector. He spent three years with Barclays Australia in their Corporate Finance department and then eight years as an Exploration and Mine Geologist with companies including Gold Mines of Australia, Eagle Mining and International Mineral Resources.
He has worked as a consulting geologist across a range of commodities, predominantly in Australia and Africa, and as a corporate advisor, and has been involved in numerous ASX listings and reverse takeovers across a range of commodities and industries.
Mr Edwards holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Economics and Finance from Curtin University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Western Australia.
Ms Natalie Teo
Company Secretary – appointed 11 April 2019
Ms Teo graduated with a Masters in Accounting from Curtin University in Western Australia and completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance with the Governance Institute of Australia.
Ms Teo is a Chartered Secretary and is currently working with a firm which provides corporate and accounting services to both listed and unlisted entities.