Board & Management

Board & Management

Board of Directors

Clive Jones, B.App.Sc (Geol), M.AusIMM
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Jones has been involved in the minerals industry for over 30 years and has worked on the exploration and development of a range of commodities both in Australia and overseas and has a history of corporate and technical successes. Aside from his role as Chairman of the Company Mr Jones is currently joint Managing Director of Cazaly Resources Ltd and a Director of Bannerman Resources Ltd. These companies are currently listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Brett Smith, B.Sc Hon (Geol), M.AusIMM, MAIG, MAICD
Executive Managing Director

Mr Smith has been involved in the mining and exploration industry for over 30 years as a geologist, manager and director of publicly listed companies in Australia, Canada, South America and Africa. Mr Smith is currently a Director of the ASX companies Battery Minerals Limited and Pacific Bauxite Limited and has acquired broad industry experience in exploration and resource definition for mining operations.

Jonathan Downes, B.Sc Geol, MAIG
Non-Executive Director

Mr Downes has over 18 years of experience in the minerals industry and has worked in various geological and corporate capacities. He has experience in nickel, gold and base metals and has been intimately involved with numerous private and public capital raisings. Mr Downes was a founding director of Hibernia Gold (now Moly Mines Ltd), founding director and subsequent executive director of Siberia Mining Corporation Ltd (Siberia) (which has merged with Monarch Resources Ltd). Mr Downes is currently Managing Director of Ironbark Zinc Ltd.

Dr. Mark Yumin Qiu, PHD Economic Geology
Non-Executive Director

Dr. Mark Yumin Qiu has a PhD in Economic Geology from the University of Western Australia and has a strong track record in project generation and development in the resources industry. Dr. Qiu was previously General Manager, Project Generation and Acquisition and Head of Exploration and Business Development at Sino Gold. In this role Dr. Qiu played a key role in the development of the business, from its formation to its $100 million IPO on ASX in 2002 and its $2.5 billion sale to Eldorado Gold Corporation in 2009. At Sino Gold, he led the team that discovered the White Mountain gold deposit and brought it into production within four years.

Most recently in 2013, Dr Qiu led the acquisition of the Southern Cross Operations at Marvel Loch in WA. After its successful exploration and development into production in 2015, the Project was sold for $330 million in February 2017. Other positions currently held by Dr Qui include: Executive Director and Vice President – China Hanking Holdings Limited (HKSE: 03788),  Managing Director and CEO – Hanking Australia Investments Pty Ltd, and Non-Executive Director – Primary Gold Limited (ASX:PGO)


Robert Orr, B Bus Acc, CA
Company Secretary & CFO

Mr Orr is a Chartered Accountant with a significant level of commercial experience in the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for a number of ASX listed companies. Mr Orr has over 20 years of experience in public practise and commerce and has worked extensively in the resource industry and is experienced in capital raisings, project development, contract negotiation and mining operations. Mr Orr currently holds the position of Company Secretary for Ironbark Zinc Ltd, Plymouth Minerals Ltd and Corazon Mining Ltd.