Team with a track record
A dedicated and experienced team with a track record of success. Our team have played key roles throughout the exploration, development and production stages of a number of signification deposits globally.
Board of Directors
Dr Michael Andrews is a geologist with more than 35 years of research and mining industry experience in gold, copper, coal and iron exploration. He holds an honours degree in Geology from the University of Reading, and a doctorate in Exploration Geochemistry from the University of Wales. Dr Andrews is currently President and COO of Southern Arc Minerals Inc and a Non-Executive Director of Japan Gold Corp, public exploration companies listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange. Dr Andrews was a Founding Director of Kingsrose Mining and played an instrumental role in the discovery, exploration, feasibility and development of its Way Linggo Gold Mine in Indonesia and he has been closely involved with the development of a number of other gold mines in Southeast Asia. Dr Andrews previously held the positions of Executive Director and Chief Geologist of AuIron Energy Ltd., Director of Gold Operations for Meekatharra Minerals Ltd, and managed the Teck Corporation-MM Gold Indonesian Joint Venture, an exploration portfolio of thirteen gold and copper projects, and also held senior exploration positions with Ashton Mining Ltd, Aurora Gold Ltd and Muswellbrook Energy and Minerals. Dr Andrews is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.
Mr Carlile is a geologist with over 35 years’ experience in major and junior resources companies with a proven track-record of discovery, project acquisitions, and growth of public companies. Mr Carlile led Newcrest’s presence in Indonesia and grass-roots discovery of Gosowong high-grade Epithermal gold-silver deposit. Previously as member of BHP-Utah’s World Metals Group, he was involved in evaluation of acquisition and exploration opportunities in a number of countries including Greece, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Morocco, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea and Japan. He has extensive experience in Indonesia, has a good command of the language and has co-authored several geological publications on mineralisation in the volcanic arcs of Indonesia. Mr Carlile is currently a Non-executive Director of Southern Arc Minerals Inc., a Director and Executive Vice President of Japan Gold Corp. and Principal of JEM Resources Limited.
Tim Coughlin is an exploration geologist with over 30 years’ experience exploring for gold, copper, base metals and oil in Australasia, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Tim was responsible for discovery of Amulsar gold deposit in Armenia and founder of Lydian International. Tim is also responsible for the discovery of new gold deposits in Peru and Armenia. He has held senior positions with major companies including Chief Geologist South America for AngloGold Ashanti, and listed two successful exploration companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Tim is currently CEO and President of Latin-America focused Royal Road Minerals (TSX.V:RYR).
Mr Corp is an experienced mining executive with over 40 years in the minerals industry in a wide range of both corporate and operational roles. This has involved base metals, iron ore and precious metals projects and operations, both in Australia and offshore.
Commencing his career as a graduate mining engineer in Broken Hill he moved to a role as Senior Mining Engineer with a small gold and base metals company before joining Newcrest Mining Limited in mid-1990. Whilst at Newcrest he progressed through technical roles to more senior roles where he developed broader corporate skills, holding a range of positions including Transformation Executive – Business Development, General Manager – ExCo Co-ordination and Projects, Head of Ore Reserves Governance, General Manager – Corporate Affairs, and Manager – Business Development.
Mr Corp managed feasibility studies for several underground gold mine developments and well as initial studies for both the Cadia Hill and Ridgeway mines. He was responsible for delivering permits required for development of the Gosowong Gold Mine in Indonesia, remaining with the project as Project Manager – Mining during the construction and early operations at Gosowong.
Mr Corp holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma in Geoscience from Macquarie University. He is a Fellow of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Mr Cooke holds a law degree from Sydney University and has extensive experience in law, corporate finance, governance and compliance. He has over 30 years of boardroom experience and has developed a practical blend of legal and commercial acumen. He has served as a consultant to listed, public and private companies in the resources, property, mining services, technology and biotech sectors focussing on stock exchange, capital raisings, regulatory compliance and a wide range of corporate transactions. Much of his work has been focused on the resource sector where he has worked closely with exploration, mining and oil and gas companies in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
Mr Baker is a geologist with more than 12 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry. Mr Baker was the founder and CEO of Tethyan Resource Corp (“Tethyan”), a TSX Venture Exchange listed company. He led Tethyan’s entry into Serbia and neighbouring Balkan countries, identifying and negotiating the acquisition of a number of significant gold, copper and base metal advanced exploration assets. He was also responsible for building and leading a highly professional exploration team active throughout the Balkan region. In 2020 Tethyan was successfully acquired by Adriatic Metals Plc, a company listed on the ASX and LSE.
Mr. Baker’s positions prior to Tethyan include that of Chief Geologist at Lydian International, where he was an integral part of the team which proved up the + 4 million ounce gold resource and completed the feasibility study on the major Amulsar gold deposit in Armenia. He was also Exploration Manager for Royal Road Minerals in Turkey. He has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology from the Camborne School of Mines.
Ms Kiernan is a governance professional with over 16 years’ experience in the administration and operation of listed public companies, predominately in the resources sector having previously held the position of Company Secretary for numerous ASX, AIM and SGX listed companies.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark has over 20 years operational experience in mining industry globally He was a former CFO for Centamin, and played key role in development and operation of the Sukari Gold Project.
He has previously held roles with Endeavour Mining and Redback Mining among others.