Directors & Senior Personnel
Tom Sanders - Executive Chairman
BSc (Geology) Sydney University; MSc (Mineral Economics) Curtin University; MAusIMM; FAICD
Tom Sanders is a geologist and company director with over 34 years' experience in several commodity groups in the Australian mining industry. He has expertise in project generation, exploration, mining and corporate management with a strong emphasis on gold and nickel in Western Australia.
Mr Sanders founded ASX-listed Navigator Resources Ltd in 1996 and as Managing Director guided that company from initial project acquisition to ASX-listing. He then oversaw the building of a two million ounce gold resource inventory through discovery and acquisition and was responsible for the establishment of a rare earth metal resource at Cummins Range.
Previously, Mr Sanders established and managed a geological consultancy firm in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields from 1983 to 2001 following experience in nickel mining and exploration with Metals Exploration Ltd. During his time in the Kalgoorlie region he worked with many ASX-listed companies and obtained mining experience on several underground and open pit gold and nickel mines. He has managed a large number of exploration projects, several of which he progressed into production. Mr Sanders has published works on nickel and gold in WA, in addition to published regional mineralisation studies on the East Kimberley region in WA under contract to the Geological Survey of Western Australia.
Mr Sanders was responsible for identifying and acquiring Breaker’s projects.
Mark Edwards - Non-Executive Director
BJuris, LLB University of Western Australia
Mark Edwards is a solicitor with over 25 years' experience in resources and corporate law.
Mr Edwards has advised a range of ASX-listed companies active in the resources sector. He has advised on a range of resources projects in Australia and overseas, including significant nickel, gold and iron ore projects. His professional work has involved him in many facets of the resources industry ranging from ASX listings, exploration and mining joint ventures, project development agreements and project financing.
He has previously served as a non-executive director of an ASX listed company involved in exploration for, and production of, gold.
Mike Kitney - Non-Executive Director
Ass Met WA Institute of Technology; Post Grad Dip (Extractive Metallurgy) WA School of Mines; MSc (Mineral Economics) Curtin University; MAusIMM
Michael Kitney is an experienced process engineer having spent over 37 years working in the mining industry. He has developed and constructed projects throughout Australia, Africa and south east Asia.
Mr Kitney’s particular strengths are in production and mineral processing management, all aspects of environmental management, project evaluation and assessment and management of interdisciplinary project teams. He brings to the Company vast project development expertise and practical experience in commissioning new projects.
Mr Kitney’s current or previous senior technical and project management positions include those with Kasbah Resources Ltd, Minproc Engineers Ltd, Alcoa Australia, Property Company of London, British Phosphate Commission, Nelson Gold Corporation Ltd and Avocet Mining plc. Former corporate roles on ASX-listed companies include non-executive director, Redbank Copper Ltd.
Michelle Simson - Company Secretary
EMBA (Dist) University of Western Australia; GradDipACG; AGIA; ICSA
Michelle Simson has 20 years' administration experience, including the last nine years in the mining industry working in both exploration and mining companies in the commodities of gold and uranium. She has previously held positions with Agincourt Resources Ltd, Nova Energy Ltd, Toro Energy Ltd and Navigator Resources Ltd and has completed an Executive Masters of Business Administration at the University of Western Australia and the Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance.
Alastair Barker - Exploration Manager
BSc (Geology) WA School of Mines; MAusIMM
Alastair Barker is a geologist with 20 years' experience in the Australian mineral exploration and mining industry and has worked on a range of gold, platinum, uranium, manganese, nickel, copper and rare earth projects throughout Australia. He has operated successful geological contracting businesses in Kalgoorlie and more recently in the Northern Territory.
Mr Barker has extensive experience in all stages of regional and near-mine exploration project management, particularly in Western Australia, from conceptual targeting and ground acquisition through to resource definition and open cut mining geology. He has held Senior Geologist and Project Leader roles with a variety of Australian companies including Thundelarra Exploration Ltd, Navigator Resources Ltd, Mining Projects Group, De Grey Mining Ltd, Croesus Mining NL and Hannans Reward Ltd.
Mr Barker has particular strengths in project management and evaluation in remote areas and broad exposure to a wide variety of geological settings and mineralisation styles in Australia. He played a key role at several discoveries including the Turner River Gold Belt and was a key team member at the Kalgoorlie operations of Croesus Mining NL and other mine developments including Mt Monger.