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.