Board and Director Profiles
Nicholas mather, chief executive officer
Shareholding 89,268,275 (6.25%)
Nicholas Mather graduated in 1979 from the University of Queensland with a B.Sc. (Hons, Geology). He has 32 years' experience in exploration and resource company management in a variety of countries. His career has taken him to numerous countries exploring for precious and base metals and fossil fuels. Nicholas Mather has focused his attention on the identification of and investment in large resource exploration projects.
He was managing director of BeMaX Resources NL (an ASX-listed company) from 1997 until 2000 and instrumental in the discovery of the world class Ginkgo mineral sand deposit in the Murray Basin in 1998.
As an executive director of Arrow Energy NL (also ASX-listed) until his resignation in 2004, Nicholas Mather drove the acquisition and business development of Arrow's large Surat Basin Coal Bed Methane project in south-east Queensland. He was managing director of Auralia Resources NL, a junior gold explorer, before its USD23 million merger with Ross Mining NL in 1995. He was a non-executive director of Ballarat Goldfields NL until 2004, having assisted that company in its recapitalisation and requotation on the ASX in 2003. He was also founder and Chairman of TSX-V listed Waratah Coal Inc until its $130m takeover by Minerology Pty Ltd in December 2008.
Nicholas Mather is Chief Executive of ASX-listed DGR Global Limited and is on Boards of the following ASX-listed Companies:
* Armour Energy Ltd - Executive Chairman
* Dark Horse Resources Ltd - Chairman
* AusTin Mining Ltd - Non-Executive Director
* Lakes Oil NL - Non-Executive Director
Mr Mather is a member of the Company’s Health, Safety, Environment and Community Committee.
BRIAN MOLLER, NON- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Shareholding 4,089,121 (0.29%)
Brian Moller is a corporate partner in the Brisbane-based law firm Hopgood Ganim Lawyers, the Australian solicitors to the Company. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1981 and has been a partner at Hopgood Ganim since 1983. He practices almost exclusively in the corporate area with an emphasis on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions.
Brian Moller holds an LLB Hons from the University of Queensland, a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and is a member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association.
Brian Moller acts for many publicly-listed resource and industrial companies and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the board, particularly in the corporate regulatory and governance areas. He is a non-executive director of ASX listed DGR Global Ltd, Dark Horse Resources Limited, Aguia Resources Ltd and Platina Resources Ltd and Chairman of ASX listed AusTin Mining Limited.
Mr Moller is a member of the Company’s Remuneration Committee and is the Chair of the Audit Committee and the Health, Safety, Environment and Community Committee.
JOHN BOVARD, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Shareholding 3,858,813 (0.27%)
John Bovard is a civil engineer with over 48 years experience in mining, heavy construction, project development and corporate management throughout Australia and overseas. His career to date has included roles as CEO of public companies and both Executive and Non‐Executive Directorships. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
As well as holding the position of Non-Executive Director on the Board of SolGold Plc John is also a Non-Executive Director of Aus Tin Ltd.
Previously he was also Chairman of Orbis Gold Ltd from inception until its successful takeover by Semafo of Canada in March 2015.
International experience includes over four years as CEO of Asia Pacific Resources (TSX) working in Thailand, six years working on the OkTedi copper project in the early days including as General Manager, Chairman of Danae Resources (LSE), Project Manager Porgera during the feasibility study and Director of Australian Solomons Gold. Multiple due diligence and feasibility work has been undertaken in Laos, Kazakhstan, West Africa, Mozambique, Mongolia, Vietnam and Thailand.
Major project experience also includes the SuperPit expansion at Kaloorlie as CEO and project manager of the Phosphate Hill Fertiliser Project in Queensland.
Experience in the emerging resources sector includes being Managing Director of the start-up of St Barbara Mines (ASX), and Chairman of start-up Orbis Gold Ltd (ASX) together with completing a number of corporate “resuscitation” assignments.
DR. ROBERT WEINBERG, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Shareholding 4,296,091 (0.30%)
Dr Robert Weinberg gained his doctorate in geology from Oxford University in 1973. He has more than 40 years' experience of the international mining industry and is an independent mining research analyst and consultant as well as an independent Non-Executive Director of a number of minerals exploration, development and mining companies. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of London and also a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Prior to his current activities Robert was Managing Director, Institutional Investment at the World Gold Council, and a Director of Gold Bullion Securities. Previously he was a Director of the investment banking division at Deutsche Bank in London after having been head of the global mining research team at SG Warburg Securities. Robert has also held senior positions within Société Générale and was head of the mining team at James Capel & Co. He was formerly marketing manager of the gold and uranium division of Anglo American Corporation of South Africa Ltd.
Dr Weinberg is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Health, Safety, Environment and Community Committee.
SCOTT CALDWELL, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Shareholding 21,875,000 (1.53%)
Mr Caldwell is a mining engineer with over 30 years of experience building and operating gold and base metal mines worldwide, including USA, Canada, Russia, Zimbabwe, Chile, and Indonesia. He is currently the President, CEO and Director of Guyana Goldfields Inc. (Guyana) and has led the team to finance, build, commission and achieve commercial production of the Aurora mine ahead of schedule and on budget. Previously, Mr. Caldwell was the President, CEO and Director of Allied Nevada Gold Corp. from 2006 to 2013. Prior to Allied Nevada, Mr. Caldwell held various senior capacities at Kinross Gold Corporation for eight years. Mr. Caldwell holds a Bachelor of Science (Mining) degree in Engineering from the University of Arizona.
CRAIG JONES, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr Jones holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, and joined Newcrest Mining in 2008. He is currently the Executive General Manager Wafi-Golpu (Newcrest / Harmony). He has held various senior management and executive roles within the Newcrest Group, including General Manager Projects, General Manager Cadia Valley Operations, Executive General Manager Projects and Asset Management, Executive General Manager Australian and Indonesian Operations, Executive General Manager Australian Operations and Projects, and Executive General Manager Cadia and Morobe Mining Joint Venture. Prior to joining Newcrest, Mr Jones worked for Rio Tinto.