Board of Directors
Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, Non-Executive Chairman
Harry Anagnostaras-Adams is currently Managing Director of AIM-listed EMED Mining Public Limited. He was formerly Managing Director of ASX and AIM-listed Gympie Gold Limited, Deputy Chairman of the Australian Gold Council, Executive Director of investment company Pilatus Capital Limited and General Manager of investment company Clayton Robard Limited. He was an inaugural Senior Investment Manager in Australia for Citicorp Capital Investors Limited and was manager of Australian mergers and acquisitions for CitiNational Merchant Bank. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (in Systems and Finance) from the University of New South Wales. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant while working with PricewaterhouseCoopers and has a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Jeff Rayner, Managing Director
Jeff Rayner is a geologist with over 24 years’ experience in gold exploration and mining in Australia, Europe and Asia. He started his career in Australia with BHP Gold and later Newcrest Mining Limited. He was involved in the early exploration discovery of the Cracow and Gosowong epithermal deposits and the Cadia Hill deposit, currently all of which are operating mines. In 1998, He joined Gold Mines of Sardinia plc as exploration manager, responsible for exploration and mining in Sardinia and project generation in Europe. During part of his time at Gold Mines of Sardina plc, he lead the exploration discovery of the Monte Ollasteddu gold deposit in Sardinia. He joined EMED Mining in 2006 and managed its Eastern European projects, resulting in the early drill discovery of the Biely Vrch gold deposit in central Slovakia. He became Managing Director of KEFI Minerals in November 2006. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the Society of Economic Geologists.
Ian Plimer, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
Ian Plimer (B.Sc. [Hons], PhD, FTSE, FGS, FAIMM) is Professor of Mining Geology at The University of Adelaide (2005-present) and was previously Professor and Head of Earth Sciences (University of Melbourne 1992-2005) and Professor and Head of Geology (University of Newcastle (1985-1991). Previously he worked in the Australian mining industry and at various universities. He is a prominent Australian geologist, has published 130 scientific papers, seven books and is a regular broadcaster. He was director of CBH Resources Ltd (ASX:CBH) from 1998 until takeover in 2010 and sits on the boards of Ivanhoe Australia Ltd (ASX:IVA; TSX:IVA; lead director plus Audit, Safety, Remuneration Committees), Ormil Energy Ltd (ASX:OMX; plus Safety and Audit Committees) and the unlisted TNT Resources Ltd.
John Leach, Finance Director (part-time)
John Leach has over 25 years’ experience in senior executive positions in the mining industry internationally and is currently also the Finance Director 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.