Board of Directors

ROHAN WILLIAMS

ROHAN WILLIAMS

Executive Chairman & CEO
BSc (Hons), MAusIMM

Mr Williams is the founding Director of Dacian Gold Ltd overseeing the A$8M acquisition of the Mt Morgans Gold Project prior to the Company’s exploration IPO in late 2012. He initially served as the Company’s Non-Executive Chairman, and became its Executive Chairman and CEO in early 2014.

Prior to Dacian Gold, Mr Williams was the founding CEO and Managing Director of Avoca Resources Ltd, and led that company from its A$7M exploration IPO in 2002 until its merger with Anatolia Minerals in 2011 to form Alacer Gold Corp, which valued Avoca at A$1 billion. At the time of the merger, Avoca Resources Ltd was the third largest ASX listed Australian gold producer.

Mr Williams was trained as a geologist and has 30 years of experience in exploration, mine development and operations in both Australia and overseas. He has significant experience in the development of public exploration and mining companies. He also serves on the Board of the Telethon Kids Institute.


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, MAICD, 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.


IAN COCHRANE

IAN COCHRANE

Non-Executive Director
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.


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 25 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.