Our Team

Board Of Directors

Brian Moller

Non Executive Chairman

Mr Moller specializes in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring, and has acted in numerous transactions and capital raisings in both the industrial and resources and energy sectors. He has been a partner at the legal firm, HopgoodGanim for 30 years and leads the Corporate Advisory and Governance practice. Mr Moller acts for many publicly listed companies in Australia and regularly advises boards of directors on corporate governance and related issues.

Mr Moller is currently chair or a non-executive director of a number of ASX listed companies and was critical in the progression of the high profile LSE listed SolGold PLC into  becoming one of the largest copper gold developments in the world.

Don Smith

Managing Director

Don is a geologist and entrepreneur with over 20 years in the mining industry.  He has worked in operational, development, exploration and consultant roles for junior through to multinational firms spanning over 10 countries and numerous commodities including base and precious metals and energy minerals.

Don’s corporate experience includes project acquisition, financing and development and company management.  Don has been the founding director of a number of private and public resource companies including the successful listings on the ASX of Platypus Resources and Alderan Resources.  He is currently involved with several start-ups and consults to the industry.

Don has a Bachelor of Science from Newcastle University and a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business. Don is also a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

Andrew Haythorpe

Non Executive Director

Andrew Haythorpe has 30 years’ experience in geology, funds management and has been a Director and Chairman of a number of TSX and ASX listed companies. Since 1999, Andrew has been involved in over A$300 million of mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings in mining and technology companies listed on the TSX and ASX.

He has previously been a Fund Manager and Analyst at Bankers Trust, an analyst at Suncorp (now a Top 20 ASX listed Company with some A$96 billion in assets) and a director at Hartley Poynton. More recently he was the Managing Director of Crescent Gold and led that company from a junior explorer to a mid-tier producer within 4 years, and Managing Director of Michelago Resources, which became one of the top performing ASX listed companies on its transition to gold production in China.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the James Cook University, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM).

Owen Burchell

Non Executive Director

Owen is a mining engineer with 20 years of technical, operational and corporate experience including management positions at Rio Tinto, BHP and Barrick Gold through to numerous mining start-ups, closures and operational turnaround projects.

Owen holds several post graduate business qualifications from the West Australian School of Mines and is the holder of a First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency. Owen is also a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Owen is currently the Managing Director of Abarta Resources and is involved with several private resource companies as well as consulting on numerous projects in the resources sector.


Paul Jurman

Company Secretary

Paul Jurman is involved with a diverse range of Australian public listed companies in company secretarial and financial roles. He is currently company secretary of Platina Resources Ltd and Carnavale Resources Ltd.

Margaret Hawke

Consultant Geoscientist

Dr Hawke is a geoscientist with 20 years of experience Australia and internationally. Dr Hawke gained her PhD from University of Tasmania (CODES), has been instrumental in the discovery of world class deposits and currently acts as a consultant to a number of Australian companies.

Anthony Morey

Consultant Geoscientist

Dr Morey is a consultant geoscientist who has 20 years of experience as a geologist and has worked in Australia, North and South America, subcontinental India and Africa. Dr Morey gained his PhD from Monash University and currently specialises in mineralization systems with a particular focus on structural geology and the relationship to base metals and gold.