Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Brian Rodan

Brian Rodan 

Executive Chairman

Brian Rodan is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) with 45 years’ experience.

Previously, Mr Rodan was the managing director and owner of Australian Contract Mining Pty Ltd (ACM), a mid-tier mining contracting company that successfully completed $1.5 billion worth of work over a 20 year period. ACM was sold to an ASX listed company in 2017.

For 15 years, Mr Rodan held various roles with Eltin Limited (including General Manager between 1993 and 1996 and executive director between 1996 and 1999), being Australia’s largest full service ASX listed contract mining company with annual turnover of $850 million.

Mr Rodan was a founding Director of Dacian Gold Ltd 2013 , and Desert Metals Ltd 2020 and the largest shareholder upon listing both companies on the ASX.

Mr Rodan is currently Executive Chairman of Siren Gold Limited Limited ( SNG) and of Iceni Gold Limited ( ICL) and currently largest share holder in both companies as well as Augustus Minerals.

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Graeme Smith 

Non-Executive Director

Graeme Smith is an experienced resources sector chief financial officer, company secretary and corporate executive who has worked with mining and exploration companies with operations in Australia (Croesus Mining NL, Genesis Minerals Limited, Jabiru Metals Limited, Breaker Resources NL, Pluton Resources Limited) and overseas (Tanga Resources Limited, Ikwezi Mining Limited) for the past 30 years.

He is the principal of Wembley Corporate Services, which provides Company Secretarial, CFO and Corporate Governance services to public companies.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Governance Institute of Australia. Graeme is currently the Company Secretary for Alto Metals Limited, Avenira Limited, Renegade Exploration Limited, Enterprise Metals Limited and was a director of ASX listed Anglo Australian Resources NL in the past 3 years.

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Darren Holden 

Non-Executive Director

Dr Darren Holden is a geologist with 28 years industry experience in mineral exploration and exploration technologies. He has worked in North America, the Pacific and Australia, where he has been involved in discovery stage copper, gold, silver, molybdenum and platinum group elements deposits. He specialises in regional to local scale targeting using the integration of geology, geophysics and geochemistry. He is a past Vice President of Geoinformatics/Fractal Geoscience and a former CEO of a publicly listed gold explorer. Dr Holden currently runs exploration advisory business GeoSpy, and is a co-founder of successful private project generation businesses Marlee Minerals and Odette Geoscience. He is currently a director Aurumin Ltd (ASX:AUN) and chair of OD6 Metals Ltd (ASX:OD6) as well as several private companies.

Dr Holden holds a BSc (Hons) First Class (Geology) from The University of Western Australia and a PhD (History) from The University of Notre Dame Australia. Dr Holden is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) and a member of Geological Society of Australia.

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Andrew Ford 

General Manager Exploration

Mr Ford was General Manager of Exploration at Hastings Technology Metals Ltd and has a career that spans 35 years of exploration and mine development experience in multiple commodities for both majors, including Homestake and Barrick Gold, and junior ASX listed companies. He has led technical teams throughout Australia, Africa, USA, Europe and Asia, including leading the geology team at the Bawdwin base metals project in Myanmar through the DFS process.

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