About Dreadnought Resources

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Dreadnought at a glance

Dreadnought Resources (ASX:DRE) is a highly active West Australian mineral explorer focused on finding the metals needed now and in the future.

As a small and dedicated team with more than 50 years experience, we pride ourselves in how we operate, including our established relationships with companies and communities.

Dreadnought currently has four core projects: Tarraji-Yampi, Mangaroon, Central Yilgarn, and Bresnahan.

Company Overview

  • April 2019

    Dreadnought founded with Tarraji-Yampi and Rocky Dam Projects

  • May 2019

    First boots on ground since 1978 at Tarraji-Yampi

  • June 2019

    Illaara Project acquired from Newmont

  • October 2019

    First drilling at Tarraji-Yampi at Chianti and Grants

  • December 2019

    Illaara Project consolidated

  • July 2020

    High Grade Gold at Metzke’s Find

  • October 2020

    High Grade Gold at Metzke’s Find and Longmore’s

  • November 2020

    Mangaroon Project Acquired

  • April 2021

    Option/JV with FQM over Ni-Cu-PGE at Mangaroon

  • June 2021

    REE Ironstones Discovered at Mangaroon

  • June 2021

    Rocky Dam Divested

  • June 2021

    Orion Cu-Ag-Au-Co Discovery

  • July 2021

    LCT Pegmatites at Peggy Sue

  • July 2021

    1km long Ni-Cu-PGE gossan at Mangaroon

  • February 2022

    REE Carbonatites identified at Mangaroon

  • June 2022

    Maiden drill program commenced at Mangaroon REE

  • July 2022

    Assays confirm Yin as high-grade rare earth discovery

  • August 2022

    Central Yilgarn Consolidated

  • October 2022

    Bresnahan Project Acquired

  • December 2022

    Maiden Yin REE Ironstone Resource

  • January 2023

    C1-5 REE Carbonatite discovery

  • February 2023

    HREEs confirmed at Bresnahan

  • June 2023

    Star of Mangaroon Au Consolidated

  • July 2023

    Updated Yin REE Resource

  • July 2023

    Nb and high grade REE discovery at C3 and C5

Our Team

Board & Management

Paul Chapman

Non-Executive Chairman

B.Comm, CA, Grad. Dip. Tax, MAICD, MAusIMM

Paul is a chartered accountant with over thirty years’ experience in the resources sector gained in Australia and the United States. Paul was a founding shareholder and/or director of the following ASX listed companies: Black Cat Syndicate, Reliance Mining, Encounter Resources, Rex Minerals, Silver Lake Resources, GCX Metals and Avanco Resources. Paul is also Non-Executive Chairman of Meeka Minerals (ASX:MEK), a non-executive director of gold developer Black Cat Syndicate (ASX:BC8), copper/gold explorer Encounter Resources (ASX: ENR) and gold/base metals explorer Sunshine Metals (ASX:SHN).

Dean Tuck

Managing Director

B.Sc (Hons), FGAA, MAIG

Dean is an experienced geologist and exploration manager having worked across a wide range of commodities in Australia, Brazil and Southeast Asia from project generation through to resource evaluation. Dean has held senior level positions ranging from private companies to BHP Billiton and ASX listed junior explorers. Dean has been instrumental in several discoveries covering Cu-Ag-Au-Co massive sulphide, REE ironstones, REE-Nb-Phosphate carbonatites, orogenic gold, LCT pegmatites and iron ore.

Philip Crutchfield

Non-Executive Director

B. Comm, LL.B (Hons) University of Melb, LL.M LSE

Philip is a prominent and well respected barrister specialising in commercial law.

Since 2015, Philip was chairman of highly successful financial services company Zip Co Limited (ASX:Z1P) until his resignation on 2 March 2021. Philip is also a director of Encounter Resources Limited (ASX:ENR), Hamelin Gold Limited (ASX:HMG) and Applyflow Limited (ASX:AFW).

Philip is the Chair of the Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company and the Victorian Bar Foundation Limited. Philip is also a former partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons).

Robert Gee

Non-Executive Director

PhD, B.Sc(ENG)

Rob is an experienced hydrometallurgist and technical manager with over thirty years’ experience in the resources and battery chemicals sectors, with a significant focus on critical minerals extraction in recent years.

Rob has held senior positions in both the private and public sectors working in operations, technical development and consulting.  During this time, he has worked for a number of small and large organisations including BHP Billiton and ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation).

Jessamyn Lyons

Company Secretary


Jess is a Chartered Secretary, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia with majors in Investment Finance, Corporate Finance, and Marketing. Ms Lyons is also a Director of Nexia Perth, Company Secretary of  Ragnar Metals Limited and Joint Company Secretary of Jindalee Resources Limited and Echo IQ Limited. Jess also has 15 years of experience working in the stockbroking and banking industries and has held various positions with Macquarie Bank, UBS Investment Bank (London), and more recently Patersons Securities.

Debbie Fullarton

Chief Financial Officer

BAcc (Hons), CA

Debbie has held numerous senior finance roles across multiple continents, including North America, Europe, and Africa. Debbie has a proven track record of driving business growth, managing risk, and optimising financial performance.

Before joining our team, Debbie was the CFO of a major mining company where she led the finance team through a period of significant growth and transformation. She is passionate about creating value and building strong relationships with stakeholders, including investors, lenders, and regulators.

Matt Crowe

Chief Operating Officer

Matt joined Dreadnought in 2020 after more than 13 years at BHP, and a number of junior exploration companies, exploring for gold, lithium, nickel, copper and PGEs in the Wheatbelt, West Musgraves and Gascoyne.

Matt’s role is incredibly diverse, ranging from planning and managing large field programs, through to walking miles in the bush to collect soil and rock samples, and everything in between.

Nick Chapman

Exploration Manager

Joining Dreadnought in 2020, Nick has been instrumental in the Company’s early success with high-grade gold drilling at Illaara.

The adventurous nature of his role is what Nick loves most, as well as the campfire conversations after a hard day’s work.

Nick is currently responsible for the delivery of successful programs at Dreadnought’s Tarraji-Yampi and Kimberley projects.

Frank Murphy

Operations Manager

With a diverse background in exploration, construction, development and production, Frank is a great asset to Dreadnought’s team.

His role in the Company includes operations, logistics, safety, community, and environment on all of our projects.

Frank has a passion for exploration, embracing the challenges it brings; operating in different regions with different stakeholders at different times.

Dianne Tuck

Administration Manager & Accounts Administrator

Dianne joined Dreadnought in 2022 after more than 17 years working for McRae Clough and McRae Investments in office administration, executive assistance and accounts roles with a range of companies including Serabi Mining, Perthwaste, Twinza Oil and Colomi Iron.

As Dreadnought’s Administration Manager, Dianne brings her wealth of knowledge and experience in organising administrative, scheduling and accounting transactions.

Elizabeth Wortham 

Business Improvement Manager

As Dreadnought’s Business Improvement Manager, Elizabeth identifies and leads enhancements to our business operations through systems improvement opportunities and through generating alternative revenue streams.

Elizabeth has extensive experience in senior management positions with non-profit organisations, managing large teams working across diverse social programs funded by State and Commonwealth governments.

The chance to work with a small, tight-knit team at Dreadnought was a big driver for Elizabeth, who joined in 2023 to assist Dreadnought on its exploration journey.

Leah Dawson 

Senior Exploration Geologist

An experienced field geologist, Leah joined Dreadnought in 2022 with a desire to work in a tight-knit team.  

Leah manages Dreadnought’s Central Yilgarn project and is responsible for the planning and execution of exploration activities. 

A lover of the outdoors and exploring the unknown, Leah enjoys surveying the most remote areas of Western Australia and being a part of early-stage exploration projects. 

Luke Blais

Senior Technical Geologist

An active member of the geoscience community, Luke thoroughly enjoys technical geology, leveraging his experience from his Honours and Masters Degrees, and previous experience working at BHP.

Luke joined the Dreadnought team at the beginning of 2021 and is responsible for ensuring the technical delivery of the Mangaroon REE, Ni-Cu-PGE, Au project.

Sam Busetti

Senior Exploration Geologist

After graduating with Honours in Geology from the University of Western Australia, Sam began his career at Agnew Gold Mine as a Brownfields exploration geologist. Since then, Sam has gained experience in the Northern Goldfields and Mt Isa District.

As one of Dreadnought’s Senior Exploration Geologists, Sam is responsible for ensuring the delivery of all three projects.

Scott Rudd

Senior Field Technician

Since joining Dreadnought in 2022, Scott has hit the ground running – playing an instrumental role in our successful drilling program that uncovered a major resource.

With a passion for the outdoors, Scott made the jump to Dreadnought with an appetite to explore some of the most remote areas of Western Australia.

Scott brings a team first mentality to Dreadnought, working hand-in-hand with the team to deliver results.

Claudia Tomkins

Exploration Geologist

After completing her Honours in Rare Earth Elements, Claudia started her career with Dreadnought in 2022. Since joining, she has spent the majority of her time at the Mangaroon REE project where she manages the drill rig and carries out rock chipping and lag sampling.

She is passionate about field geology and experimental petrology, with a keen interest in pegmatites, peralkaline systems and critical minerals.

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