Board & Management

Jay Hughes
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Hughes started his career on the Perth Stock Exchange trading floor in 1986. In 2000 he was one of the founders of Euroz Limited and for 23 years  until August 2023 was  an Executive Director of Euroz Hartleys Group Limited (ASX:EZL) . He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Westoz Funds Management Pty Ltd and Westoz Resources Fund Limited . He was the Non-Executive Chairman of Westoz Investment Company Limited and Ozgrowth Limited until the successful completion of their takeover schemes in April 2022. He was recognised as an Affiliate of the ASX in December 2000 and was admitted in May 2004 as a Master Practitioner Member (MSAFAA) of the SAFAA.  Mr Hughes holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).


Morgan Hart
Managing Director

Mr Hart is a Geologist and experienced Mining Executive. He is formerly an Executive Director COO of Regis Resources Ltd, responsible for the development of three gold mines in four years (Moolart Well, Garden Well and Rosemont). Prior to that, Mr Hart was Executive Director COO of Equigold NL, responsible for the development and construction of the Bonikro Gold Project in Ivory Coast West Africa along with the management of the operation of the Mount Rawdon and Kirkalocka gold mines in Australia.


Mick Evans
Executive Director

Mr Evans joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer in May 2016.  He has over 20 years experience in various mining and processing industries throughout Australia and Africa.  Prior to joining the Company he spent 7 years with Regis Resources Ltd (ASX:RRL) firstly as Projects Manager and in April 2014 he was appointed as Chief Development Officer and was responsible for the construction of the processing plant at the Moolart Well, Garden Well and Rosemont gold mines.  Before that, Mr Evans spent 10 years with Equigold NL where he was instrumental in the construction of the Bonikro processing plant in Cote D'Ivoire.


Ross Stanley
Non-Executive Director

Mr Stanley is a well-respected mining executive with extensive experience both in Australian and African mining enterprises. Ross was formerly the majority shareholder and Managing Director of ASX listed Stanley Mining Services prior to its merger with Layne Christensen in 1997. Stanley Mining was the dominant drill services provider in Ghana in the 1990’s.Ross also served as a non- executive director of Equigold NL.


Billie Jean Slott
Non-Executive Director

Ms Slott is well regarded in Cambodian legal and political circles where she has distinguished herself as a commercial and dispute resolution legal advisor over the past 16 years.  She has represented both private companies and the Royal Government of Cambodia.  Ms Slott has been the legal advisor for the Company's 100% owned 2.0Mtpa Okvau Gold Project since 2006 (including its previous owners) and has been heavily involved in the regulatory process associated with the mine's development into a 100,000+ ounce per annum gold producing Okvau Gold Mine.  Ms Slott is a resident of California and member of the California State Bar.


Simon Lee AO
Non-Executive Director

Mr Lee has had extensive management experience with a diverse range of business enterprises in a career that has based him in Asia, England, Canada and Australia. Mr Lee has held a number of positions, which included Board Member of the Australian Trade Commission (AUSTRADE), Chairman of the Western Australian Museum Foundation Trust and President of the Western Australian Chinese Chamber of Commerce Inc. In 1993 he received the Advance Australia Award for his contribution to commerce and industry and in 1994 he was bestowed an Officer of the Order of Australia.  Mr Lee has a successful track record in the resources industry which has included building gold mining companies, Great Victoria Gold NL, Samantha Gold NL and Equigold NL.


Michael Bowen
Non-Executive Director

Mr Bowen is a partner of the national law firm Thomson Geer. He practices primarily corporate, commercial and securities law with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, capital raisings and resources. Mr Bowen advises both bidders and targets in various hostile and friendly takeovers and advises on schemes of arrangements for reconstructions and mergers and also has extensive experience in negotiating the terms of joint venture arrangements for major projects. He holds a Bachelor of Laws, Jurisprudence and Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He has been admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia since 1979 and is also admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Australia. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Australian Society of Accountants.


Mark Clements
Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary

Mr Clements has extensive experience in corporate accounting and public company administration. He is Company Secretary for a number of diversified ASX listed companies and was previously Executive Chairman of MOD Resources Limited.  Mr Clements previously worked for an international accounting firm. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Bernie Cleary
Operations Manager

Mr Cleary has 25 years experience in the construction and resources industries. Bernie was previously General Manager with Evolution Mining Limited of the Mount Rawdon gold mine, and Regis Resources Limited of the Rosemont and Garden Well gold mines.


Shannon Campbell
Chief Financial Officer

Ms Campbell is a Certified Practising Accountant with over 17 years of experience in the resources sector, including over 11 years in the gold sector. Ms Campbell has held senior accounting and financial management roles across exploration activities, development projects and operating assets, with several ASX-listing companies including Regis Resources and Wiluna Mining. She has experience with companies operating in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Peru and South Africa