Mr Ashok Parekh is a chartered accountant who owns a large Accounting Practice in Kalgoorlie, which he has operated for 25 years. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 by the Governor General of Australia, and was recently awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the highest award granted by the institute in Australia.
Mr Parekh has over 25 years experience in providing advice to mining companies and service providers to the mining industry. He has spent many years negotiating with public listed companies and prospectors on mining deals which have resulted in new IPOs and the commencement of new gold mining operations. He has also been involved in the management of gold mining and milling companies in the Kalgoorlie region, and has been the Managing Director of some of these companies. Mr Parekh is the Executive Chairman for West Australian-based listed company, MacPhersons Resources Limited (ASX: MRP). He is well known in the West Australian mining industry and has a very successful background in the ownership of numerous businesses in the Goldfields.
Mr Dennis Clark has 38 years experience in underground mining, with extensive knowledge of mine development, installation of surface infrastructure and treatment plants. He is the holder of a Mine Managers Certificate of Competency (Vic) and has managed and operated several narrow vein gold projects.
For the past 25 years, Mr Clark has been a mining contractor and has undertaken mine development projects in Victoria and New South Wales. Mr Clark has been the driving force behind the re-development of the A1 Gold Mine and is intimately familiar with the mine workings and geology.
Mr Morrie Goodz is a mining geologist and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He has 33 years industry experience including nine years’ experience in international mineral exploration in North America and Africa. Since 1985, he has been based in Australia with operational and strategic management roles at the A1, Morning Star, Daisy Milano and Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines. Since 1987, Mr Goodz has been the Principal Consultant of Goodz GMC, providing geological and mine planning services.
Mr Goodz was responsible for the project conception and discovery of the Daisy Milano shear zone extension where, amongst other operations, he designed and constructed the current decline and underground operations to the number 12 Level at the Daisy Milano gold mine. Mr Goodz is the Managing Director for Western Australian-based listed company, MacPhersons Resources Limited (ASX: MRP).
Mr Goodz is actively involved in promoting mining education with various professional bodies and the WA School of Mines. Mr Goodz is an active public speaker at conferences and workshops on mine design, business improvement and strategic planning.
Mr Wilkins is the founder and principal of DWCorporate Pty Ltd a leading privately held corporate advisory firm servicing the natural resources industry.
Since 1994 he has been a director of, and involved in the executive management of, several publicly listed resource companies with operations in Australia, PNG, Scandinavia and Africa. From 1995 to 2001 he was the Finance Director of Lynas Corporation Ltd during the period when the Mt Weld Rare Earths project was acquired by the group. He was also founding director and advisor to Atlas Iron Limited at the time of Atlas’ initial public offering in 2006.
Since July 2001 Mr Wilkins has been a running DWCorporate Pty Ltd where he advises on the formation of, and capital raising for, emerging companies in the Australian resources sector.
He is currently non-executive Chairman of Australian listed company Key Petroleum Limited and non-executive director of Enterprise Metals Ltd.