Board

Michael Atkins

Michael Atkins – Chairman

Michael Atkins is presently Director – Corporate Finance at a leading Australian financial services and stockbroking firm, Patersons Securities Limited, and provides corporate advisory services covering mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and debt financing.

He is also currently Non-Executive Chairman of ASX-listed gold companies Legend Mining Limited, and a Non-Executive Director of Matsa Resources Ltd.

He has been involved with the formation of, capital raising for, and executive management of many emerging ASX-listed Australian companies with operations in SE Asia, Africa, North America and Australia with a particular focus on the minerals and petroleum sectors. This included founding Executive Chairman of ASX listed Gallery Gold Ltd, since taken over by Iamgold Corporation, that discovered and operated the 100,000 ounces per annum Mupane gold mine in Botswana.

Stephen Stone

Stephen Stone – Managing Director

Stephen Stone graduated with honours in Mining Geology from University of Wales, Cardiff College and has 30 years operating, management and corporate experience in the international mining and exploration industry, including several years in central Africa and 20 years as chief executive of several Australian publicly listed exploration companies.

Stephen is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Geoff M Jones

Geoff M Jones – Non Executive Director

Geoff Jones is an engineer with over 25 years hands-on experience in the evaluation, design, development, commissioning and operation of major resource projects in Australia and overseas, especially in Central and West Africa, including Ghana.

He was Group Project Engineer for ASX-listed Resolute Limited with responsibility for the successful development of its Obotan Gold Project in Ghana, Golden Pride Gold Project in Tanzania, as well as the Chalice and Bullabulling Gold Projects in Western Australia. For all of these projects, his involvement ranged from feasibility study preparation through to development, commissioning and operations.

William (Bill) LeClair

William (Bill) LeClair –Non Executive Director

Bill LeClair has many years of financial and mining experience and an extensive background in North American markets as a past director of several Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) listed companies.

He was President and CEO of TSX-listed Crew Gold Corporation, prior to it being taken over in 2010. Crew Gold employed up to 3.000 staff in operating mines and exploration projects in multiple jurisdictions, including West Africa where it operated the 250,000-ounce per year LEFA gold mine in Guinea.

Dennis Wilkins

Dennis Wilkins – Company Secretary

Dennis Wilkins is the principal of DWCorporate, a specialist provider of corporate services to the resources sector.  Mr Wilkins has been a director and company secretary of, or acted in a corporate consulting capacity, to listed resource companies for over 20 years.  He also spent five years working for a private merchant bank in the United Kingdom, together with resource postings to Indonesia, South Africa and New Zealand in managerial roles.
Mr Wilkins was appointed Company Secretary on 19 July 2005.