Board & Management

Klaus Eckhof

Chairman (Non-exec)
Dip.Geol.TU, AusIMM

David Busch


Emmanuel Correia

Director (Non-exec), Joint Company Secretary
BBus, CA

Peter Michael

Director (Non-exec)

Tim Hronsky

Director (Non-exec)
B.Eng (Geology) Mausimm, MSEG

Vinod Manikandan

Company Secretary
B.Com, GCertProfAcc, CPA


Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Klaus Eckhof is a geologist with more than 20 years of experience identifying, exploring and developing mineral deposits around the world. Mr Eckhof worked for Mount Edon Gold Mines Ltd before it was acquired by Canadian mining company, Teck. In 1994, he founded Spinifex Gold Ltd and Lafayette Mining Ltd, both of which successfully delineated gold and base metal deposits. In 2003, Mr Eckhof founded Moto Goldmines which acquired the Moto Gold Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There, Mr Eckhof and his team delineated more than 20 million ounces of gold and delivered a feasibility study within four years from the commencement of exploration. Moto Goldmines was subsequently acquired by Randgold Resources, who poured first gold in September 2013.

Mr Eckhof is currently a director of Amani Gold Ltd, Carnavale Resources Ltd and Executive Chairman of AVZ Minerals Ltd and Non-Executive Chairman of Okapi Resources Ltd.


Chief Executive Officer

David is a qualified engineer with more than 27 years experience in strategic leadership roles, including business and project management on behalf of international process control and automation leader Honeywell, Australian majors Macquarie Bank and BHP Billiton, and since 2010, Australian junior exploration companies. David has served on four boards, including as Chairman of a heavy equipment leasing company.


Non-Executive Director, Joint Company Secretary

Mr Emmanuel Correia has 25 years’ public company and corporate finance experience in Australia, North America and the United Kingdom and is a founding director of Peloton Capital and Peloton Advisory. He has also held various senior positions with Deloitte and other accounting firms and boutique corporate finance houses. Emmanuel’s key areas of expertise include IPOs, secondary capital raisings, corporate strategy, structuring, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Emmanuel is an experienced public company director/officer and, prior to establishing Peloton Capital in 2011, Emmanuel was a founder and major shareholder of Cardrona Capital which specialised in providing advisory services to the small/mid cap market in Australia. Cardrona was acquired by a UK backed private advisory firm seeking advisory capabilities in Australia.

Mr Correia is currently a non-executive director of Canyon Resources Limited and the Company Secretary of Bluglass Limited. Over the past three years, Mr Correia was also a director of Ambassador Oil and Gas Limited and Rutila Resources Limited, both of which were the subject of takeover offers at a substantial premium to the prevailing market capitalisation of each company.


Non-Executive Director

Peter Michael is a real estate professional with 23 years’ experience in the real estate industry encompassing the arrangement and execution of commercial and residential property transactions, managed investment schemes, and a number of roles related to the development of built form housing and apartment complexes.


Non-Executive Director

Mr Tim Hronsky has over 25 years of international experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry with a strong focus on precious metals, base metals and nickel exploration. He is highly experienced in exploration targeting for precious metals, including 15 years with Placer Dome Inc, one of the largest gold companies in the world at that time.

Tim has extensive global consulting experience in the mining industry; providing clients with unique and value-adding solutions, he specialises in the fields of business improvement and strategy and sustainable development and has a demonstrated track record in establishing new businesses and creating value in the early phases of exploration and in junior company development.

Tim has strong conceptual and analytical skills and has been able to integrate geological, exploration and operational information to create unique technical and commercial solutions. Mr Hronsky is currently an Executive Director of St George Mining Ltd.

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