Board of Directors
Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, Executive Chairman
Harry Anagnostaras-Adams was founder or co-founder of Citicorp Capital Investors Australia, investment company Pilatus Capital, Australian Gold Council, EMED Mining, KEFI Minerals and Cyprus-based Semarang Enterprises. He has overseen a number of start-ups in those and their related organisations principally through the roles of Chairman, Deputy Chairman or Managing Director. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant while working with PricewaterhouseCoopers and has a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Mark Wellesley-Wood, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director
Mark Wellesley-Wood is a mining engineer, with over 40 years’ experience in both the mining industry and investment banking. He has been closely involved in mining activities in Africa, having started his career on the Zambian copper-belt. Mark is a former Executive Chairman and CEO of South African gold miner, DRDGold Limited, and a former director of Investec Investment Banking and Securities in London. He is currently Chairman of AIM-quoted Tri-Star Resources plc.
John Leach, Finance Director
John Leach has over 25 years’ experience in senior executive positions in the mining industry internationally and is currently also the Chief Financial Officer of EMED Mining. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree and a Master of Business Administration. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia), a Member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Directors.
Norman Ling, Non-Executive Director
Norman Ling was a member of the British diplomatic service for more than 30 years, for the last ten with the rank of ambassador. He has served in a wide range of countries in the Middle East and Africa. His last post, before retirement, was as Ambassador to Ethiopia, Djibouti and the African Union. For the last two years he has been actively involved with development of the mining industry in Ethiopia.
Ian Plimer, Non-Executive Director
Ian Plimer (B.Sc. [Hons], PhD, FTSE, FGS, FAIMM) iis Emeritus Professor at The University of Melbourne where he was Professor and Head of the School of Earth Sciences (1991-2005). He was Professor of Geology (University of Newcastle 1985-1991) and Professor of Mining Geology (University of Adelaide 2005-2012). He serves on the Boards of ASX-listed companies Silver City Minerals Ltd and Niuminco Group Ltd and unlisted companies Hancock Prospecting companies, TNT Mines Ltd and Perth Resources Ltd. He represents Hancock Prospecting on the Lakes Oil N.L. Board (ASX: LKO).