Directors and Management

JOHN HANNAFORD  B Com, F Fin.

Non-Executive Director


John is an experienced corporate executive with extensive experience in the ASX Resources sector as Corporate Advisor, Executive, Chairman, Company promoter and investor. A qualified Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Securities Institute of Australia, he is the founder and director of View Street Partners a boutique financial services company located in Perth, Western Australia.

 

DAVID IZZARD  Bbus, CPA, MBA, MSc, GACID

Non-Executive Director


David is an experienced finance executive and director with over 15 years’ experience in the mining industry.

David is the former CFO for SMS Innovative Mining, a mining services business with annual turnover of $150m and clients including Saracen Minerals, Norton Gold, Mount Gibson Iron, Tawana Resources, BHP, BMA and Capricorn Resources. He is a co-founder and shareholder of Adaman Resources, a private mining company holding gold assets valued at $100m, Kirkalocka and Corinthina.

David has a strong knowledge of mining operations, financing and project management. Over the last three years he has been involved in identifying economical mining projects and executive teams to execute and operate projects. David is a qualified accountant and has an MBA and a Master of Mineral Economics from Curtin University.

 

BRIAN THOMAS  BSc MBA Grad Cert App Fin Inv SAFin MAICD MAusIMM

Non-Executive Director


Brian is the principal of a boutique corporate advisory practice working with small to mid-market capitalisation companies in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and investor relations. He has held both Executive and Non-Executive Director roles with numerous ASX-listed and unlisted companies after an extensive career in the financial services sector in corporate stockbroking, investment banking, funds management and banking. He has more than 30 years of mining and exploration industry experience in a broad range of commodities from precious and base metals, bulk and industrial minerals, diamonds plus oil and gas.

Brian graduated from the University of Adelaide with a BSc in Geology and Mineral Economics, the University of Western Australia Business School with an MBA and the Securities Institute of Australia (now FinSIA) with a Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment.

 

SCOTT PATERSON  

Non-Executive Director


Scott is a director and shareholder of Gramercy Partners Pty Ltd, a finance company facilitating business and mining finance. Gramercy Partners’ loan book is financed through its private fund.

Through his role at Gramercy Partners, Scott is actively involved in the assessment of mining companies and their operations, with a focus on determining project viability.

Scott is also a director and shareholding of GNO Pty Ltd, a private company specialising in small scale mining and milling operations in and around Kalgoorlie and Western Australian goldfields.

Scott has extensive business experience and been the recipient of multiple Australia wide industry awards and accolades.

 

NICK JOHANSEN  

Non-Executive Director


A solicitor with extensive mining experience, ranging from junior exploration to production, across a range of commodities, Nick has expertise in transactions, resources regulation, native title and environmental law. Nick completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at Australian National University. In addition, he holds a BA in economics from the University of Adelaide.

Currently he is non-executive chairman of logistics firm, Orcoda (ASX: ODA), and a director or AIM-listed Armadale Capital (LSE: ACP) which has early stage mining assets in Africa.