Non-Executive Chairman

B.Comm, ACA, 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/director of the following ASX listed companies: Black Cat Syndicate, Reliance Mining, Encounter Resources, Rex Minerals, Silver Lake Resources, Paringa Resources and Avanco Resources. Paul is the non-executive Chairman of ASX listed Gold explorer/developer Black Cat Syndicate (BC8) and a non-executive director of ASX listed copper/gold explorer Encounter Resources (ENR).

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 at BHP Billiton and ASX listed junior explorers. Dean has been instrumental in a number of discoveries including the Strickland gold, Mallinda and Mallina LCT pegmatites and Wonmunna iron ore.

Non-Executive Director


Ian is a mining executive with extensive experience in transaction generation, project acquisition, mine development and the management of public companies. Ian was formally an Executive Director and Managing Director of Ramelius Resources Limited and Managing Director of Flinders Mines Limited.

Non-Executive Director

B.AppSc, Grad Dip Min Ec, FAusIMM

Paul is an experienced geologist with a strong technical background across a range of commodities and high-level corporate experience both in Australia and Internationally. Paul has held corporate roles including founding Managing Director of Dacian Gold Limited where he was instrumental in the major initial gold discovery at its Mount Morgans project. Paul is currently a non-executive director of Carnaby Resources Limited and Pioneer Resources Limited and continues to provides expert technical services to the resources industry through his consultancy PayneGeo.

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 Everest Corporate, Company Secretary of Echo IQ Limited, Doriemus Plc, Ragnar Metals Limited and Stealth Global Holdings Ltd. 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.