Chief Executive Officer
B.Sc (Geology) (Hons), Graduate Diploma Engineering (Mining)

Dale is a geologist with 20 years’ international experience in exploration, and operational geology. Prior to joining Dacian Gold, Dale was appointed in corporate business development roles, where he conducted technical due diligence and specialist mining studies on a range of copper and gold projects, including recent studies in DRC, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan and Australia for Galane Gold, and preceding that for Baiyin Non-Ferrous. 

As an experienced senior executive, Dale has been responsible for strategic mining project development, and group technical services functions for exploration and mining projects internationally.



Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary
CA BCom/BEcon

Derek is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in the resources industry. He has a strong background in the financial management of resource companies from feasibility, through to financing, development and operation.

Prior to joining Dacian Gold, Derek was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Nusantara Resources Limited which was pursuing the development of its 2.0M ounce gold project.

Derek's career has included senior management roles at dual ASX and HKex listed iron ore development company, Brockman Mining Limited, dual ASX and TSX listed gold mining company, Intrepid Mines Limited and gold and nickel miner, LionOre Mining Limited.



General Manager - Human Resources

Kellie has over 20 years of experience spanning across a range of operational, corporate and senior HR roles for global organisations in Australia, Canada, North America, Papua New Guinea and Africa.

Kellie has led multi-disciplinary and globally diverse portfolios for some of the world's largest resource companies including Barrick Gold, Newmont, Rio Tinto, BHP and South32 and has a proven ability to lead across cultures.  Kellie's experience includes strategic and operational HR management, talent and leadership development, organisational design and effectiveness, inclusion and diversity, and HR capital projects for greenfields and brownfields projects.  

Kellie holds a Post Graduate Diploma of Business (Human Resource Management) from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.




General Manager – Mt Morgans Gold Operation
B.Eng – (Mining Engineering) (Hons)

Ben is a mining engineer with over 12 years of operational and management experience across a variety of commodities in both owner operator and contractor settings within Australia and Africa. Ben joined Dacian Gold in August 2019 as Underground Manager and was appointed to General Manager – Mt Morgans in April 2020.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) with honours from the Western Australian School of Mines and a WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate.