Michael Atkins (Chairman)
Mr Atkins is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and was a founding partner of a national Chartered Accounting practice from 1979 to 1987. Since 1987 he has been involved in the executive management of several publicly listed resource companies with operations in Australia, USA, South East Asia and Africa.
He was Managing Director of Claremont Petroleum NL and Beach Petroleum NL during 1990 and 1991 during their reconstruction, and then remained as a Non Executive Director until 1995. He was also founding Executive Chairman of Gallery Gold NL in 1998, and remained a Non Executive Director until 2000.
He is currently Director, Corporate Finance at Paterson’s Securities Limited and Chairman of Azumah Resources Limited.
Mark Wilson (Managing Director)
Mr 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 sixteen years in executive, non-executive, consulting and owner roles in resource focused companies. He served as a Director of Duketon Goldfields NL in 1995/1996 and of Cambrian Resources NL (Servicepoint Ltd) from 1999 to 2003.
Derek Waterfield (Executive Director – Technical)
Mr Waterfield is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and a graduate of the University of Queensland (B.Sc. Hons). He has over 20 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.
Tony Walsh (Company Secretary)
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, 4 years as Chairman of an ASX listed mining explorer and director of a London AIM listed mining explorer. Mr Walsh is also Company Secretary and a director of Atlas Iron Limited. Mr Walsh was Company Secretary and General Manager Corporate of ASX listed diversified mining producer, Independence Group NL, from July 2013 to October 2015. Prior to this he was Company Secretary of Atlas Iron Limited for 7 years and has previously been Company Secretary of Legend Mining Limited for 5 years prior to 2011.
Mr Walsh was until recently a member of the West Australian State Council of Governance Institute of Australia (formerly Chartered Secretaries Australia) and is a member of Newman College school council and the board of the Women’s & Infant’s Research Foundation. Prior to his role at ASX, Mr Walsh worked with Ernst & Young for over 5 years in an audit and compliance capacity. Mr Walsh is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, the Institute of Charter Secretaries and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.