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 Darren Russell-Croucher has over 20 years experience in the exploration, construction and development of narrow vein gold projects. He has been involved in the management teams of gold projects in Victoria and Western Australia, taking the projects from the construction phase through to production.
More recently Mr Russell-Croucher has been a partner in a contract mining company which has undertaken the installation of the surface infrastructure at the A1 Gold Mine. This was followed by ~1km of mechanised underground development. Mr Russell-Croucher is highly experienced in the re-vegetation and rehabilitation of disturbed areas, having worked on projects in Australia, South Eastern Asia and the South Pacific.
Mr Glenn Wardle is an Executive Director and Investor Relations Officer since 6 March 2013. He was previously a Non-Executive Director, appointed on 31 October 2011. He has been in the Financial Services industry for 32 years, spending 20 years at Goldman Sachs as a Vice President and Executive Director in London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. He coordinated the start-up of the firm’s memberships of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the Korean Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities Exchange.
Mr Wardle has been actively involved in the investment industry, serving as Executive Committee Chairman of The Hong Kong Securities Industry Group Ltd (HKSIG) and serving on the User Working Group of the Steering Committee on the Enhancement of the Financial Infrastructure of Hong Kong (SCEFI). In addition, he has published articles in Industry publications, served as an Advisory Board member for Thomson ESG, and completed the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development (PMD). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Wardle served in the Royal Navy (Operations and Communications), was the COO of Arkaccess Asia Ltd Hong Kong, and is the founding director of Black Dog Traders, an Australian company trading Global Financial Futures, utilizing geometric trading strategies, fundamental research and Industry standard technical trading studies.
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 Jeffrey Williams has 16 years experience as a professional mining engineer in Australia and seven years in the stockbroking industry and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. His mining experience ranges from mine planning, underground management and feasibility studies through to mine development. From 1972 to 1984, he held various positions with CRA Limited at Broken Hill in New South Wales. Following completion of his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programme in 1987, he played a major role as a Senior Project Engineer with North Limited. From 1989 to 1996, he specialised in gold mining research in the stockbroking industry. Prior to establishing Nimbus Resources in 1997, he was the Head of Resources Research at James Capel Australia. Mr Williams is currently a Non-Executive Director of Western Australian-based listed company, MacPhersons Resources Limited (ASX: MRP).
Mr Williams established Nimbus Resources (now Mineral Deposits Limited) in 1997 and acquired mineral sands assets from BHP-Billiton near Hawks Nest on the New South Wales coast in 1998. He has since secured the Sabodala gold and Grande Cote zircon projects in Senegal in West Africa, and commenced gold production in March 2009. The market capitalisation of Mineral Deposits Limited has increased from AUD$6 million in 2003 to over AUD$700 million.
Ms Walczak is a lawyer specializing in corporate law with the majority of her legal experience revolved around advising companies in respect of capital raisings (including IPO’s, rights issues and convertible security arrangements), acquisitions, farm-in and joint venture transactions, project due diligence and reconstructions with a focus on the energy and resources sector.
Ms Walczak currently works at DWCorporate Pty Ltd as in house legal counsel advising the team on ASX Listing Rule compliance and Corporations Act compliance matters and as assistant company secretary to a number of company secretaries of ASX-listed companies.
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.