Mark Sykes Non-Executive Chairman
BSc, B.Eng (Mining), Masters Min and Energy Econ
Mark Sykes is a qualified Mining Engineer (WASM) and Mineral Economist (Macquarie University) with over 25 years’ experience in the mining sector at both operational and executive levels. Based in NSW, Mr Sykes has previous ASX experience with a focus on mineral exploration and building companies with a diversified growth strategy. Mr Sykes worked for BHP for 10 years and was head of the resource investment division for a Japanese trading house, being directly involved in over $3 billion of investment in Australia and North and South America. Mr Sykes’ experience covers a variety of commodities including copper, platinum group metals, coal and iron ore. Mr Sykes has overseen the development of projects within the Lachlan Fold Belt and specifically within the Lachlan Transverse Zone. Mr Sykes has a passion for the mining industry and has been involved in the development and commercialisation of innovative and sustainable mining practices.
Mr Sykes is a Director of Pacific American Holdings Limited and previously a Director of Golden Cross Resources Limited and Bass Metals Limited.
Ian Buchhorn Non-Executive Director
BSc (Hons), Dip Geosci (Min Econ), MAusIMM
Ian Buchhorn is a Mineral Economist (Macquarie University) and Geologist with over 35 years’ experience. He was the founding Managing Director of Heron Resources Limited for a period of 11 years until 2007 and returned to that role in 2012 after a period as Executive Director. Mr Buchhorn first managed exploration programs in the Lachlan Fold Belt in 1981, corresponding to the recognition of Northparkes and Temora as significant porphyry/epithermal mineral provinces. Mr Buchhorn previously worked with a number of international mining companies and has worked on gold, nickel, bauxite and industrial mineral mining and exploration, gold and base metal project generation and corporate evaluations. For the last 25 years Mr Buchhorn has acquired and developed mining projects throughout the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australian and has operated as a Registered Mine Manager.
During the last three years, Mr Buchhorn has been a Director of Ardea Resources Limited, Heron Resources Limited, RBR Group Limited and Golden Cross Resources Limited.
Andrew Stewart Non-Executive Director
BSc, PhD, MAIG & MSEG
Dr Stewart is an exploration geologist with over 15 years’ experience in mineral exploration; primarily focused on project generation, project evaluation and exploration strategy development throughout Asia and Eastern Europe. Dr Stewart has particular expertise in porphyry gold-copper and epithermal gold deposits, but has worked across a diverse range of commodities. He holds a BSc (Hons) from Macquarie University and a PhD from the Centre of Ore Deposits and Exploration Studies at the University of Tasmania. During his time at Ivanhoe Mines and Vale, Dr Stewart held various technical and management positions in Mongolia and Indonesia and has been involved in several greenfields discoveries. Dr Stewart is currently Chief Executive Officer of Xanadu Mines Limited.
David Greenwood Chief Executive Officer
David Greenwood has an in-depth knowledge and more than 30 years' broad-based experience in the resources industry across a range of commodities including precious metals, base metals, industrial minerals, mineral sands, and bulk commodities. Mr Greenwood was educated in the UK and has worked internationally in the resources industry in exploration, production, marketing, business development and investment analysis. Mr Greenwood was Executive General Manager for Straits Resources Ltd, where he was responsible for exploration, marketing, corporate affairs, investor relations and investments. Mr Greenwood has held board positions with junior resource companies, including President (CEO) of Goldminco Corporation, a previously listed Canadian exploration company with assets in the Lachlan Fold Belt, NSW. Mr Greenwood has specific expertise in resources evaluation and financing, from exploration through to mine development, in addition to business development, minerals marketing and investor relations.
Ian Morgan Company Secretary
Ian Morgan is a qualified Company Secretary and Chartered Accountant with over 35 years of experience in businesses operating in Australia and overseas. Mr Morgan provides secretarial and advisory services to a range of companies and is company secretary of other listed public companies.
Johan Lambrechts Exploration Manager
BSc (Hons) Geology, AIG
Johan Lambrechts is a Geologist with over 16 years’ experience in geological management and production. Mr Lambrechts started his geological career in the platinum fields of South Africa where he worked in open cut and underground mines. Mr Lambrechts later joined the mine management team of Anglo Platinum and obtained his blasting and mine overseers’ certificates during a period in which he managed a large underground production section with several hundred miners reporting to him. Mr Lambrechts has also worked as senior resource geologist for the Glencore Mount Isa operation, which is particularly relevant to the Lewis Ponds project. Mr Lambrechts has managed production geology teams in multi commodity environments such as gold, lead-zinc and platinum. Most recently, Mr Lambrechts has managed the exploration projects for Ardea in NSW including statutory compliance, stakeholder liaison, for the full range of LFB commodities including orogenic and epithermal gold, porphyry gold-copper and stratiform base metals.