Our Team

Board of Directors

An experienced team of proven mining professionals with a track record of successfully identifying and developing undervalued projects


Mr Craig Readhead

B.Juris, LL.B, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Appointed 14 April 2010

Mr Readhead is a lawyer with over 30 years legal and corporate advisory experience with specialisation in the resources sector, including the implementation of large scale mining projects both in Australia and overseas. Mr Readhead is a former president of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association and is a Senior Consultant of specialist mining and corporate law firm, Allion Legal.

Mr Readhead is currently a non-executive director of Eastern Goldfields Ltd (previously called Swan Gold Mining Ltd), Redbank Copper Ltd and Western Areas Ltd. Mr Readhead is also a member of the WA Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Readhead is a member of the Remuneration, Nomination and Diversity Committee and the Audit and Risk Management Committee.


Mr Simon Jackson

FCA, B.Comm

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Managing Director

Appointed 9 November 2015

Mr Jackson is a Chartered Accountant with 25 years’ experience in the gold industry. Most recently, Mr Jackson was a founding shareholder and President & CEO of the TSXV listed Orca Gold Inc, a junior exploration company with multiple gold discoveries in Sudan. Prior to that, he was an integral part of the senior management team at Red Back Mining Inc, which grew from a small West Perth based junior to a TSX listed intermediate producer that was taken over by Kinross Gold Corp in 2010. Mr Jackson’s career includes corporate transactions and equity financings involving assets in Australia, Africa, Asia and South America.

Mr Jackson is currently the non-executive chairman of the TSXV listed company Orca Gold Inc and a non-executive director of the TSXV listed company Sarama Resources Ltd. He is also a non-executive director of the ASX listed company Cygnus Gold Ltd.


Dr Nicole Adshead-Bell

B.Sc. (Hons), PhD

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed 29 September 2016

Dr Adshead-Bell is a geologist with over 20 years of capital markets and natural resource sector experience.  From 2012 to 2015 she was the Director of Mining Research at Sun Valley Gold LLC (SVG), a US-based Securities Exchange Commission registered investment advisor focused on the precious metals sector.  Prior roles include: Managing Director, Investment Banking at Haywood Securities, where she concentrated on building the company’s M&A and financing business in the mining sector; sell-side analyst at Dundee Securities; and buy-side analyst at SVG. Dr Adshead-Bell is currently President of Cupel Advisory Corp., a natural resources investment and advisory firm, and is a director of Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) listed companies Pretium Resources Inc., Dalradian Resources Inc. and Lithium Americas Corp.


Mr Brant E. Hinze

B.S. Mining Engineering

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed 9 November 2015

Mr Hinze is a mining engineer with a career spanning more than 30 years and has worked in all facets of the mining business from small start-ups to some of North America’s largest mining companies, in remote operations and on foreign assignments in South America and Southeast Asia.

He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Kinross Gold Corporation from 2010 to 2014. Mr Hinze also worked for Newmont Mining Corporation from 2001 to 2010. Prior to 2001 Mr Hinze worked for Battle Mountain Gold until its merger with Newmont in 2001. He served as Senior Vice President for North American Operations, General Manager of the Minera Yanacocha SRL in Peru, as well as other senior management positions in Southeast Asia.

Mr Hinze is the chairman of the Remuneration, Nomination and Diversity Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.


Mr Timo Jauristo

B.App.Sc, Grad Dip Fin, MAusIMM

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed 8 December 2015

Mr Jauristo is a geologist and seasoned mining professional with over 35 years’ experience in the gold mining industry. Most recently, Mr Jauristo was Executive Vice President – Corporate Development of Goldcorp.  He spent 15 years with Placer Dome in various operating and corporate roles. Mr Jauristo was involved in numerous merger and acquisition transactions in many of the major gold producing regions of the world.

Mr Jauristo is currently a non-executive director of the TSX listed company Eastmain Resources.

Mr Jauristo is the chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and member of the Remuneration, Nomination and Diversity Committee.

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