Non-Executive Chairman (appointed 31 May 2017)

Mr. Youd is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience within the resources and oil and gas services industries. For the last 29 years Mr Youd has held a number of senior management positions and directorships for publicly listed and private companies in Australia and overseas.

Mr Youd was formerly a director of First Graphene Limited.


Non-Executive Director (appointed 5 July 2021)

Mr Hendrik Schloemann is a geologist with a track record of more than 20 years of exploration in twenty countries, with particular experience in Africa. His experience covers adapting to new social and technical environments and leading and motivating multi-cultural teams. He has experience with gold exploration in orogenic and epithermal environments, as well as pegmatite, diamond, uranium and gemstone exploration. He is experienced with the corporate requirements of a public company, including raising of funds, marketing, corporate compliance, staffing and formulation of long term strategy. He contributed significantly to the geological understanding and data set that eventually resulted in the discovery of the world-class Fruta del Norte gold deposit in Ecuador (6.8Moz @ 8.1 g/t Au Reserve). Hendrik was previously an Executive Director of West African listed gold Company Goldstone Resources (LON: GRL)During his time at GRL he was directly involved in the marketing for six fund raising drives providing the company with 11 million GBP to fund its exploration programmes and was instrumental in identifying, securing and growing by 53% the gold resource at Homase/Akrokerri in the Birimian age Ashanti gold belt.

Non-Executive Director (appointed 5 July 2021)

Mr Davis is a Geologist with more than 30 years’ experience in mineral exploration and development in Australia and Southern Africa, including gold, base metals and rare metals. He has extensive experience in the gold sector, from regional exploration, resource development to production, including as Exploration Manager/Chief Geologist for Metana Minerals NL. He was founding managing director of Jabiru Metals Ltd, where he played a key role in the discovery of the Jaguar base metal deposit, and a Technical Director of Monarch Gold Mining Co Ltd.

Company Secretary (appointed 4 May 2018)


Ms Schmidt has 28 years’ professional experience as the CFO and company secretary of a number of ASX, TSX and AIM listed companies in a variety of industries and has consulted to a number of listed and unlisted entities providing corporate, company secretarial and financial services.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, is a Certified Practising Accountant and a Fellow of Finsia. She is also a Chartered Secretary and holds a Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice.