Michael Atkins (Chairman)
Michael Atkins is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Atkins was a founding partner of a national Chartered Accounting practice from 1979 to 1987 and was a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia between 1984 and 2012.
Between 1987 and 1998 he was involved in the executive management of several publicly listed resource companies with operations in Australia, USA, South East Asia and Africa. From 1990 to 1995 he was managing director and later a non-executive director of Claremont Petroleum NL and Beach Petroleum NL during their reconstruction, and then remained as a non-executive director until 1995. He was also founding executive chairman of Gallery Gold Ltd until 1998, and remained a non-executive director until 2000.
Since February 2009 Mr Atkins has been a Director – Corporate Finance at Patersons Securities Limited where he advises on the formation of, and capital raising for, emerging companies in the Australian resources sector.
He is currently non-executive chairman of Australian listed companies Azumah Resources Ltd and Castle Minerals Ltd, and non-executive director of SRG Limited. Mr Atkins has not held any former public company directorships in the last three years.
Mark Wilson (Managing Director)
Mark Wilson is a Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and a Chartered Professional Engineer with an Associateship in Civil Engineering from Curtin University in Western Australia. He has an extensive business background, mainly in corporate management and project engineering. This has included site management of remote construction projects, ten years of commercial construction as a founding proprietor of a Perth based company and the past twenty years in executive, non-executive, consulting and owner roles in resource focused companies. During the past three years, Mr Wilson has also served as non-executive director of Australian listed company Tanga Resources Limited (resigned July 2017).
Derek Waterfield (Executive Director – Technical)
Derek Waterfield is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and a graduate of the University of Queensland (B.Sc. Hons). He has over 25 years’ experience in gold, base metals, iron ore, nickel and uranium exploration throughout Australia and Cameroon.
He started his career with CRA Exploration Pty Ltd and has held senior exploration leadership positions with Normandy Mining and Newmont Australia, and led the team that discovered the Moolart Well gold deposit in the Duketon Belt 350km north of Kalgoorlie. He was Exploration Manager at Legend Mining for five years managing Legend’s WA and Cameroon projects. More recently he has been Exploration Manager for Enterprise Metals Ltd, responsible for gold, iron ore, uranium and base metal exploration in WA. Mr Waterfield has not held any former public company directorships in the last three years.
Tony Walsh (Company Secretary)
Tony Walsh (Company Secretary) was appointed Company Secretary effective on 12 December 2016.
Mr Walsh has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with listed companies, ASX, ASIC and corporate transactions including 14 years with the ASX in Perth where he acted as ASX liaison with the JORC committee, four years as Chairman of an ASX listed mining explorer and as a director of a London AIM listed explorer. Tony is also currently Company Secretary of Battery Minerals Mining Ltd and is a Director of Entek Energy Limited.
Mr Walsh is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
He is currently a non-executive director of the Women’s and Infants Research Foundation.