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 Chairman of the diversified mining services company, Perenti Global Limited (ASX: PRN), and a director of Ardross Estates Pty Ltd.


IAN COCHRANE

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 numerous Australian mining companies across multiple commodities including gold, nickel and 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”. 


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.


EDUARD ESHUYS

EDUARD ESHUYS

Non-Executive Director
BSc, FAUSIMM, FAICD

Eduard is a geologist with several decades of exploration experience in Australia. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he led the teams that discovered the Plutonic, Bronzewing and Jundee gold deposits, and the Cawse Nickel Deposit. He has also had involvement in the Maggie Hays and Mariners nickel discoveries in the 1970s. More recently he was the Managing Director and CEO of St Barbara Limited from July 2004 to March 2009. During this time St Barbara Limited grew substantially as a gold producer. Eduard has been the Executive Chairman of DGO Gold Limited since 2010 and is also a Director of De Grey 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.