Directors & Management

Michael Atkins

Chairman

Michael Atkins

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

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.

Mark 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.

Mark joined Legend in 2005 and guided Legend through a decade of gold, base metal and iron ore exploration projects including the global financial crisis in 2008. He was instrumental in acquiring the Rockford project for the Company in 2015, which is the cornerstone of the Company’s activities today.

Oliver Kiddie

Executive Director

Oliver Kiddie

Oliver Kiddie is a geologist with over 18 years’ experience across exploration, resource definition, project development, and production throughout Australia and internationally.

He has extensive experience in base metal and gold exploration through senior management and executive positions, working for companies including Dominion Mining, European Goldfields, and most recently as GM Exploration for the Creasy Group. He led the exploration team of the Fraser Range project for the Creasy Group, including the discovery, resource definition, and mining lease application for the Silver Knight Ni-Cu-Co deposit.

Mr Kiddie possesses a strong corporate background having managed numerous transactions and joint ventures as key responsibilities of senior management and executive positions.  Mr Kiddie is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tony Walsh

Company Secretary

Tony Walsh

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.

Derek Waterfield

Exploration Manager

Derek Waterfield

Derek  is  a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists with  over 30 years experience in exploration for gold, base metals, iron ore, nickel, uranium and heavy mineral deposits in Australia and Cameroon.

He has worked on a variety of multi-commodity projects for CRA Exploration, Normandy Mining, Newmont Australia, and Enterprise Metals. He led the team that discovered the Moolart Well gold deposit in the Duketon Belt 350km north of Kalgoorlie.

Lyn Anderson

Office Manager

Lyn Anderson

Lyn was appointed Office Manager for Legend Mining in 2006 and is part of the Legend’s senior management team. She brings a diverse skill set to the company. Her corporate responsibilities include administration, accounting/bookkeeping and public relations.

Lyn is also Executive Assistant to the Managing Director and provides administrative support to the exploration team.