Board of Directors

IAN COCHRANE

IAN COCHRANE

Non-Executive Chairman
BCom LLB

Mr Cochrane is a corporate lawyer and was widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading M&A lawyers until his retirement from the practice of law in December 2013.

Educated in South Africa where he completed degrees in Commerce and Law, he immigrated to Australia in 1986 and joined national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth and then Mallesons Stephen Jaques, specialising in Mergers & Acquisitions.

In 2006, Mr Cochrane co-established boutique law firm Cochrane Lishman, which was eventually acquired by the global law firm Clifford Chance in early 2011.

Mr Cochrane is currently the Chairman of VOC Group Limited and diversified ASX-listed mining services group Ausdrill Limited (ASX: ASL), and director of Wright Prospecting Pty Ltd and Ardross Estates Pty Ltd.


LEIGH JUNK

Managing Director
Dip Surv, GDip MinEng, Msc MinEcon, GAICD

Mr Junk is a Mining Engineer with over 25 years of operational and executive management experience in several Australian mining companies including Doray Minerals, WMC Resources, Mincor Operations and Pilbara Manganese.

Mr Junk has been a Director of several public companies in the Mining and Financial sectors in Australia and Canada, and most recently was the CEO and Managing Director of Doray Minerals Ltd until its merger with Silver Lake Resources in 2019.

Mr Junk was a co-founder of Donegal Resources which was successful in purchasing and recommissioning several Nickel operations around Kambalda WA until it was sold to Canadian miner Brilliant Mining Corp.

In 2003, Mr Junk was the recipient of the Ernst & Young WA “Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award” and in 2007 was a winner in the WA Business News “40 Under 40 Award”. 


BARRY PATTERSON

BARRY PATTERSON

Non-Executive Director
ASMM, MAusIMM, FAICD

Mr Patterson is a mining engineer with over 50 years of experience in the mining industry and is a co-founder, and Non-Executive Director, of ASX listed GR Engineering Limited.

Mr Patterson was also a founding shareholder of leading engineering services provider JR Engineering, which became Roche Mining after being taken over by Downer EDI in 2002. He also co-founded contract mining companies Eltin, Australian Mine Management and National Mine Management.

Mr Patterson has served as a director of a number of public companies across a range of industries. He was formerly the non-executive chairman of Sonic Healthcare Limited for 11 years, during which time the company’s market capitalisation increased from $20 million to $4 billion, and Silex Systems Limited.


ROBERT REYNOLDS

ROBERT REYNOLDS

Non-Executive Director
CA, MAusIMM

Mr Reynolds was the Non-Executive Chairman of Avoca Resources Ltd from 2002 until it merged with Anatolia Minerals to form Alacer Gold Corp in 2011, and has extensive experience in mineral exploration, development and mining operations. Mr Reynolds was Non-Executive Chairman of Alacer Gold Corp until 23 August 2011.

A Chartered Accountant with over 35 years’ commercial experience in the mining sector, Mr Reynolds has worked on mining projects in a number of locations including Australia, Africa and across the Oceania region.

Mr Reynolds was a long term Director of Delta Gold Limited and was a Director of Extorre Gold Mines Limited when it was acquired by Yamana Gold for CAD$414 million on 22 August 2012 and Exeter Resource Corporation when it was acquired by Goldcorp Inc on 2 August 2017 for CAD$184 million. Mr Reynolds currently holds a Directorship with Canadian company, Rugby Mining Limited.


KEVIN HART

KEVIN HART

Company Secretary
B.Com, FCA

Mr Hart is a Chartered Accountant and was appointed to the position of Company Secretary on 27 November 2012. He has over 35 years’ experience in accounting and the management and administration of public listed entities in the mining and exploration industry.

He is currently a partner in an advisory firm, Endeavour Corporate, which specialises in the provision of company secretarial and accounting services to ASX listed entities.