Board of Directors
Rhoderick G Grivas
BSc (Geology), MAusIMM
Rhod Grivas is a geologist with over 25 years resource industry experience, including 16 years ASX listed company board experience. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed Golden Mile Resources and was previously Managing Director of ASX and TSX listed gold miner Dioro Exploration NL, where he oversaw the discovery and development of a gold resource through feasibility into production.
Mr Grivas has a stong combination of equity market, M&A, commerical, strategic and executive management capabilities.
Mr Grivas is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Christopher G Drown
BSc (Hons), MAusIMM, MAICD
Chris Drown is a geologist with over 25 years experience in the Australian exploration and mining industry.
A graduate of the University of Tasmania, Mr Drown worked in underground nickel mines at Western Mining Corporation’s Kambala operations in Western Australia, and filled mining geology roles at Aberfoyle Resources Limited’s Hellyer lead-zinc-silver deposit in western Tasmania. In 1991, he moved from mine geology into exploration searching for base metal and gold deposits in the Northern Territory and South Australia.
Mr Drown was appointed exploration manager of Adelaide Resources shortly after it listed on the ASX and has since played a major role in the company’s activities. In March 2005 he accepted an invitation to join the Board of Adelaide Resources as an executive director and in November 2007 was appointed Managing Director.
Mr Drown is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the Geological Society of Australia.
Executive Director and Company Secretary
Nicholas J Harding
BA (Acc), Grad Dip (Acc), Grad Dip (Applied Finance), Grad Dip (Corp Governance), FCPA, F Fin, AGIA
Nick Harding is a qualified accountant and company secretary with over 25 years experience in the resources industry. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a member of the Governance Institute of Australia and possesses qualifications in accounting, finance and corporate governance
Mr Harding has held various senior roles with WMC Resources Limited, Normandy Mining Limited and Newmont Australia Limited. At WMC Resources over a period of 14 years to 1999 he held a number of senior management roles at both minesites and regional offices in Western Australia and South Australia including 5 years as Chief Financial Officer for Olympic Dam Operations, and 4 years as Chief Accountant and Business Planning Manager for the Copper Uranium Division.
In 8 years from 1999 to 2006 at Normandy Mining and then Newmont Australia following the takeover by Newmont of Normandy, Mr Harding held the positions of General Manager Operations Finance and General Manager Planning and Analysis which respectively had responsibilities for accounting, finance and budgeting for 14 mining operations in Australia and overseas.
Mr Harding has established his own consulting business providing accounting, financial and company secretarial support to a number of ASX listed exploration companies including Andromeda Metals Limited.
Andrew N Shearer
BSc (Geology), Hons (Geophysics), MBA
Andrew Shearer has been involved in the mining and finance industries for 23 years. With a geoscientific and finance background he has experience in the resources industry from exploration through to development. As a Resources Analyst, Mr Shearer has been exposed to the global resources sector covering small to mid-cap resource stocks across a broad suite of commodities. Prior to moving into the finance sector he spent over a decade working in the minerals exploration industry in technical and senior management roles.
Mr Shearer brings stong professional skills and experiences in equity research, investor relations, valuations, supply and demand analysis and capital markets. His experience includes roles with Pac Partners Pty Ltd, PhillipCapital, Austock, the South Australian Government, Mount Isa Mines Limited and Glengarry Resources Limited. He is also a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Northern Cobalt.
Mr Shearer is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.