Board and Management

The Company’s vision is to create significant value for Shareholders through good science and applied exploration with a strong culture of operating ethically and responsibly

Board of Directors

Christopher Cairns – B.Sc Hons

Non-Executive Chairman

Christopher (Chris) Cairns completed a First Class Honours degree in Economic Geology from the University of Canberra in 1992.  Chris has extensive exploration and mine development experience in Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and China.

Chris is well known as the former Managing Director of Integra Mining Limited having taken Integra from successful WA gold explorer to producer.  In January 2013, Integra was taken over by Silver Lake Resources Limited for $426 million.

Chris is currently the Executive Chairman of Stavely Minerals Limited, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a member of the JORC Committee, a member of the Society of Economic Geologists and Chairman of the Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame.

Peter Ironside – B.Com, CA

Non-Executive Director

Peter Ironside has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is a Chartered Accountant and business consultant with over 35 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industry. Peter has a significant level of accounting, financial compliance and corporate governance experience including corporate initiatives and capital raisings. Mr Ironside has been a Director and/or Company Secretary of several ASX listed companies including Integra Mining Limited and Extract Resources Limited (before $2.18Bn takeover) and is currently a non-executive director of Stavely Minerals Limited.


Deborah Lord – F.AusIMM

Non-Executive Director

Deborah Lord has completed a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Geology from the University of Melbourne.  Deborah has more than 30 years consulting and industry experience having previously worked with major mining companies and international consultancy firms over a range of geological terranes.  Her previous experience includes Western Mining Corporation, Placer Dome, SRK Consulting and BHP.  Deborah is currently a director of Valuation and Resource Management Pty Ltd, offering specialised consulting services, including project valuations.  Deborah is also a director of the UWA Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET), and Chair of the VALMIN Committee and College Member of the Minerals Research Institute of WA.

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Amanda Sparks – B.Bus, CA, F.Fin

Company Secretary

Amanda Sparks is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Amanda has over 30 years of resources related financial experience, both with explorers and producers. Amanda brings a range of important skills to the Board with her extensive experience in financial management, corporate governance and compliance for listed companies.

Amanda is currently a non-executive Director of Stavely Minerals Limited and Company Secretary to several ASX listed companies.

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Edward Summerhayes – B.Sc Hons

Chief Executive Officer

Edward (Ned) Summerhayes has completed a Masters of Economic Geology from the University of Tasmania. Ned has more than 15 years’ experience in Mineral Exploration, primarily in Western Australia. Ned’s most recent role was with Black Cat Syndicate as Exploration Manager, having both corporate responsibilities and directing technical programmes. Ned was responsible for all site personnel, stakeholder management, reporting and compliance and as well reviewing and recommending strategic acquisitions.