Executive Chairman

David Ledger has spent over 35 years in investment banking, with experience working in the United Kingdom and Australia.  He is a former Executive Director of a major European Bank and has been advising institutional and corporate clients throughout his career.  He currently works in Sydney in his own advisory firm, working across multiple sectors.

Michael Clifford

(BSc (Hons), MSc, MAIG)
Managing Director

Mick Clifford is a geologist (BSc (Hons) 1987, MSc) with over 30 years’ experience in the exploration industry. Mick held senior technical and business development roles and explored for most major metal commodities during a successful career with Billiton Australia, Acacia Resources and AngloGold Ashanti rising to the position of Regional Exploration Manager Australia.
Mick was Managing Director of ASX listed PacMag Metals Ltd from 2005 until its takeover in 2010, when he co-founded private explorer S2M2 Coal Pty Ltd. He is experienced in international exploration and has had exposure to mining and exploration in the USA, Indonesia, Brazil, PNG, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico and Mongolia.

Nick Bishop

Chief Financial Officer

Nick Bishop is a a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, the Tax Institute Australia and a fellow member of the Governance Institute Australia. Nick has significant experience in the financial reporting, auditing and taxation of a number of ASX listed and unlisted companies in Australia, Asia, Africa and the UK.

Stanley Allan Macdonald

Non-Executive Director

Stanley Macdonald has been associated with the mining and exploration industry for many years, having been instrumental in the formation of numerous ASX listed companies, including Giralia Resources NL, where he was Director for over 23 years.

Julian Goldsworthy

(B.App.Sc. MAusIMM, MAIG)
Non-Executive Director

Julian Goldsworthy was formerly Chief Geologist at Gascoyne Resources Ltd; prior to that, Exploration Manager at Giralia Resources NL until its takeover by Atlas Iron Ltd. He has over 30 years’ experience in the minerals industry, in particular with Newcrest Mining (and its predecessor Newmont Australia), where he led and conducted successful exploration programs for gold in Australia and South America.


(LLB (Hons), B.A., GAICD, GradDip Adv Mgmt)
Non-Executive Director

Emma Scotney is a highly experienced Business Advisor and Corporate Lawyer who has over 25 years’ combined experience in the property, agricultural and mining industries.  Emma provides in-house legal counsel services to an ASX-listed global mining technology company, advising on corporate and commercial matters (including M&A and corporate governance policy).  She is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Minerals 260 Limited (ASX:MI6) and a Commissioner of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia.  Emma will be considered an independent Director.

Nicholas Ong

(B. Comm, M. Bus Admin)
Company Secretary

Nicholas Ong has 16 years’ experience in IPO, listing rules compliance and corporate governance. He is experienced in mining project finance, mining and milling contract negotiations, mine CAPEX & OPEX management, and toll treatment gold reconciliation. He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. Nicholas is currently a Company Secretary of several ASX listed companies.