Management Team

Management Team

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


Mr Simon Jackson

FCA, B.Comm

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

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.


Mr Greg Barrett

CA, FFin, B.Comm

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Mr Barrett is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He has over 20 years of management, corporate advisory, finance and accounting experience, working for several listed and unlisted companies for which he has held positions as Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. He is the former Finance Executive and Company Secretary for Agincourt Resources Ltd and Nova Energy Ltd and had previously worked for KPMG before specialising in the mining industry.


Mr Peter Holmes

B.S. Mining and Mineral Technology, Post Grad Diploma in Mining Engineering

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Holmes has been involved in the mining industry for 30 years with diverse international work experience in corporate, mine operations and mine construction in numerous locations around the world including Australia, Canada, USA, Africa, South America, Middle East, and Asia. During his career, Mr Holmes has held senior leadership roles in the mining industry that have included strategic planning, managing large multi-discipline teams  throughout the world, feasibility studies, planning and execution of multibillion-dollar projects, mining engineering and mine design, along with hands on mining operational experience in both open cut and underground gold and copper mines. Mr. Holmes most recently worked as Senior Director for Project execution and a number of other senior roles for Barrick Gold. Prior to Barrick, Mr. Holmes worked for Placer Dome, Normandy Poseidon and KCGM / North Kalgurli Mines. Peter has a Queensland First Class Mine Manager’s certificate and graduated with a diploma in Mining and Mineral Technology from the WA School of Mines. He has also completed a Post Grad Diploma in Mining Engineering.


Mr Rob Watkins

MAusIMM, B.Sc (Hons)

Head of Geology

Mr Watkins is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr Watkins is the former Exploration Manager for Agincourt with over 20 years exploration experience in Australia and Africa with Placer Dome Asia Pacific Limited and Delta Gold Limited. He has a recent track record of exploration success in Australia, Brazil and Indonesia.


Mr Graham Donahue

CFA, B.Comm

Head of Corporate Development

Mr Donahue has over 20 years of global financial markets experience.  Most recently, Mr Donahue spent 10 years with Scotia Bank where he held the roles of Managing Director, Head of European Sales and Trading and Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets – Natural Resources. Mr Donahue spent the majority of the last decade raising money for natural resource companies globally. Mr Donahue has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph and is a CFA charter holder.


Mr Luis Pablo Diaz


General Manager – Beadell Brasil Ltda

Mr Diaz is a B. Sc. Mining Engineer with over 15 years’ experience, mostly with underground planning and operations, and consulting work; design, feasibility work. He has worked on a number of open pit projects with Leighton and AMC. He worked in Australia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru.


Mr Julio Cesar Carneiro

CA, B.Comm

Finance Director – Beadell Brasil Ltda

Mr Carneiro is a chartered accountant with a post-graduate degree in taxation and software development. He has over 20 years of experience in budgeting, internal controls, financial modelling, Brazilian tax regime and other accounting areas. He has worked for oil and gas, mining and telecom companies.

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