Our Board is comprised of an Executive Chairman and three Non-executive Directors. The Board is comprised of experienced Directors with relevant expertise across the areas of exploration, development and production of gold and other minerals, as well as knowledge and experience with corporate finance, accounting, legal and regulatory issues.


Executive Chairman

Glenn Whiddon

Glenn has an extensive background in equity capital markets, banking and corporate advisory with specific focus on natural resources, enabling project origination and financing. He has a significant contact network throughout the world which has led to the development of a number of projects. Glenn holds an economics degree and has extensive corporate and management experience. He has global banking experience with The Bank of New York in Australia, Europe and Russia and is currently a director of a number of Australian and international publicly listed companies.

Non-executive Director

Ryan Gaffney

Mr Gaffney holds a BSBA in Finance and Economics from the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, Colorado. Mr Gaffney, based in London, UK, currently runs an independent advisory and consulting business focused on Mergers and Acquisitions advisory and fundraising for small and medium-cap companies. He was previously a Managing Director with Canaccord Genuity in London, where he focused on providing natural resources clients with mergers and acquisitions, financing, and advisory services from 2002 to 2015.

Non-Executive Director

Adam Santa Maria

Mr Santa Maria is a practising lawyer and corporate finance executive with a range of experience gained in over 10 years of advising many of Australia’s leading corporations undertaking significant corporate and commercial transactions, both as a legal advisor and in investment banking, as well as in acting as a corporate consultant. Mr Santa Maria has particular expertise in corporate and commercial law, focusing on equity capital markets and M&A. He also has significant experience in transaction structuring, management and execution.


Aidan Platel

Mr Platel is a geologist with close to 20 years’ experience in the minerals industry, in both mining and exploration roles across a wide range of commodities. Recently, Mr Platel has worked as an independent strategic consultant focusing on project evaluation, prior to which he spent 12 years in South America in mining and exploration. He has a proven track record of exploration success having discovered and developed several major deposits including the world-class Santa Rita Nickel deposit (>1Mt contained Ni metal).

Company Secretary

James Bahen

Mr Bahen holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Finance. He commenced his career in audit and assurance with a Chartered Accounting firm and has worked in a corporate advisory firm providing company secretarial support to a number of listed companies that operate in the resource sector.