Board and Management

Board

Stephen Bizzell (Executive Chairman)

B.Com, ACA, MAICD, SIA(AFF)

Stephen is the chairman of a boutique corporate advisory and funds management group Bizzell Capital Partners Pty Ltd, and director of a number of ASX listed companies. Stephen has considerable experience and success in the fields of corporate restructuring, debt and equity financing, and mergers and acquisitions and has over 25 years’ corporate finance and public company management experience. Stephen was an Executive Director of Arrow Energy, a company he co-founded in 1999, and sold to a JV between Shell and PetroChina in 2010 for $3.5 billion.


Rick Anthon (Non-Executive Director)

BA, LLB, MAICD

Rick Anthon is a practicing lawyer with over 30 years experience in both corporate and commercial law. Mr Anthon also has extensive experience in the resource sector, as a director of a number of resource companies and as legal advisor, including acquisition and development, capital raising and corporate governance.  


Mark Baker (Non-Executive Director)

BA, GAICD

Mark is a former senior editor and national editorial executive with Fairfax Media. Mark has extensive experience working across Asia and in government relations at a national and state level. He is a board member of the Defence Reserves Support Council (Victoria), has a Bachelor of Arts degree and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Brad Gordon (Non-Executive Director)

Brad is a seasoned mining executive with over 30 years of experience in the gold mining industry, during which time he has successfully led and grown the value of large mining operations around the world. He was from 2013 until 2017 the CEO of Acacia Mining Plc, a London Stock Exchange listed gold mining company with mines and exploration projects across Africa.  Brad was previously the CEO of Intrepid Mines a TSX and ASX listed precious metals exploration and development company. Prior to his time at Intrepid, Brad was the CEO of Emperor Mines, with gold mines in Fiji and Papua New Guinea and at the time was the third largest gold producer listed on the ASX. Brad holds a Mining Engineering degree from the Western Australian School of Mines and an Executive MBA from INSEAD, France.


Peter Wright (Non-Executive Director)

Peter Wright has over 20 years experience in the financial markets with a focus on investment in the resources sector. He is currently an Executive Director of Bizzell Capital Partners, a Brisbane based corporate advisory and funds management firm. He is also currently an Executive Director of ASX listed graphite miner, Bass Metals Ltd. Mr Wright holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics from ANU in Canberra and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

 

Management

Paul Marshall (Company Secretary and CFO)

LLB, Grad Dip Acc & Fin, CA

Paul is a Chartered Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree, and a post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance. He has over 30 years experience having worked for Ernst and Young for ten years and subsequently more than twenty years spent in commercial roles as Company Secretary and/or CFO for a number of listed and unlisted companies mainly in the resources sector. He has extensive experience in all aspects of company financial reporting, corporate regulatory and governance areas, business acquisition and disposal due diligence, capital raising and company listings and company secretarial responsibilities.



Scott Hall (COO & Exploration Manager)

B.Sc (Hons), AusIMM (Member)

Scott is a qualified Geologist with a double major in Chemistry and Geology with honours in Geology from the University of Melbourne. Scott has more than 20 years experience in exploration and mining operations within Australia. Scott’s experience covers all facets of mining and exploration for a large variety of minerals including managing and hands-on involvement in gold and coal exploration projects for Laneway in Australia and New Zealand. During his tenure in the NT, Scott was successful in the role of Mine Operations Manager for an underground gold mine and responsible for its metallurgical processes. Scott is also the competent person responsible for the Mineral Resource Statements issued by Laneway.