Board of Directors
An experienced team of proven mining professionals with a track record of successfully identifying and developing undervalued projects
Mr Brant Hinze
B.S. Mining Engineering
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman
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.
Dr Nicole Adshead-Bell
B.Sc. (Hons), PhD
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Dr Adshead-Bell is a geologist with over 20 years of capital markets and natural resource sector experience. From 2015 to 2018, she was the President of Cupel Advisory Corp., an advisory firm focused on investments in the natural resource sector. From 2012 to 2015, Dr Adshead-Bell 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 an independent director on the board of TSX and AIM listed Dalradian Resources and TSX and NYSE listed Pretium Resources.
Mr Craig Readhead
B.Juris, LL.B, FAICD
Independent Non-Executive Director
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 Timo Jauristo
B.App.Sc, Grad Dip Fin, MAusIMM
Independent Non-Executive Director
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.