Board of Directors
Norman Seckold graduated with a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney in 1970. He has spent more than 26 years in the full time management of natural resource companies, both in Australia and overseas.
Mr Seckold has been the Chairman of a number of publicly listed companies including Moruya Gold Mines (1983) N.L., which acquired the Golden Reward heap leach gold deposit in South Dakota, USA, Pangea Resources Limited, which acquired and developed the Pauper’s Dream gold mine in Montana, USA, Timberline Minerals, Inc. which acquired and completed a feasibility study for the development of the MacArthur copper deposit in Nevada, USA, Perseverance Corporation Limited, which discovered and developed the Nagambie gold mine in Victoria, Valdora Minerals N.L., which developed the Rustler’s Roost gold mine in the Northern Territory and the Ballarat East Gold Mine in Victoria, Viking Gold Corporation, which discovered a high grade gold deposit in northern Sweden, Mogul Mining N.L., which drilled out the Magistral and Ocampo gold deposits in Mexico and Bolnisi Gold N.L, which discovered and developed the Palmarejo and Guadalupe gold and silver mines in Mexico and was previously Chairman of Cockatoo Coal Limited, an Australian coal mining, exploration and project development company.
Mr Seckold is currently Chairman of Planet Gas Limited, an energy explorer with interest in conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources operating in Australia and Santana Minerals Ltd., a precious metals exploration company with projects in Mexico. He is also a director of the unlisted public companies Mekong Minerals Ltd and Nickel Mines Limited.
Peter Nightingale graduated with a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He has worked as a chartered accountant in both Australia and the USA.
As a director or company secretary Mr Nightingale has, for more than 20 years, been responsible for the financial control, administration, secretarial and in-house legal functions of a number of private and public listed companies in Australia, the USA and Europe including Pangea Resources Limited, Timberline Minerals Inc., Perseverance Corporation Limited, Valdora Minerals N.L., Mogul Mining N.L. and Bolnisi Gold N.L.. Mr Nightingale is currently a director of Planet Gas Limited and unlisted public companies Nickel Mines Limited and Prospech Limited.
Mr Werner, who has a bachelor of management from the University of Sydney, has been involved in mining industry for more than 10 years. He was a founding partner of PT Gemala Borneo Utama, a private Indonesian exploration and mining company, which developed a heap leach gold mine in West Kalimantan and which is also exploring the highly prospective Romang Island with ASX listed Robust Resources Limited.
Prior to focusing on developing projects in Indonesia, Justin worked as a consultant for specialist mining consultancies GPR Dehler, Jamieson Consulting and Partners in Performance, leading many successful turnaround projects for blue chip mining companies including Freeport McMoran (Grassberg deposit, Indonesia where he spent 2 years), Lihir Gold (Lihir mine, Papua New Guinea), Placer Dome (Nevada, USA), BHP Billiton (Ingwe Coal, South Africa), Rio Tinto (West Angeles Iron Ore, Australia), Nickel West (Western Australia) and QNI Yabulu refinery (Queensland, Australia). Mr Werner is also a director of unlisted public company Nickel Mines Limited.
Mr Werner was appointed Managing Director in August 2014.
Richard Edwards is an Australian national who was appointed Company Secretary in September 2012. Mr Edwards graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales and is a member of CPA Australia and the Securities Institute of Australia.
Following eight years as an owner/manager of his own business Mr Edwards has worked for over ten years providing financial reporting and company secretarial services to a range of publicly listed companies in Australia with a focus on the mining sector, including Sumatra Copper & Gold plc, a mining exploration company operating in Indonesia. He is also Company Secretary of ASX listed Indo Mines Limited, 70% owner of the Kolon Progo iron sands project in Jogyakara, unlisted public company Nickel Mines Limited, 80% owner of the Hengjaya nickel project in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia and unlisted public company Prospech Limited, a mining exploration company operating in Slovakia.