Mike Edwards / Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Edwards is a Geologist and Economist with over 25 years’ experience in senior management roles within both the public and private sectors. Mr Edwards worked for Barclays Australia in their Commercial and Corporate Finance department before returning to university to complete a Bachelor of Science Geology. Mr Edwards then spent eight years as an Exploration and Mine Geologist, principally working in Australia with a focus on Archaean gold and base metals. Over the past 10 years, Mr Edwards has held numerous Executive and Non-Executive Director roles, predominantly with ASX-listed companies and most recently was Non-Executive Chairman of Firefly Resources Limited (ASX:FFR) which successfully merged with Gascoyne Resources Limited (ASX:GCY).
Mike has been involved in numerous ASX listings and is currently Executive Chairman of Future Battery Minerals (ASX:FBM), Non-Executive Director of Metal Hawk Ltd (ASX:MHK) and Non-Executive Director of De.Mem Pty Ltd (ASX:DEM).
Mr Edwards holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance) from Curtin University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Western Australia.
Chris Hansen / Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Mr Hansen is a multidisciplinary metals and mining professional, combining core technical fundamentals with a strong finance and project development mind-set. Having initially focused on building a solid technical foundation with industry majors such as Fortescue Metals Group and Barrick Gold, Chris later joined a preeminent London based mining private equity fund developing robust investment skills, project development expertise, market knowledge and strong industry relations.
Since returning to Australia, Chris has leveraged his experience in both public and private markets, most recently having led mining business development activities for one of Australia’s largest private investment groups.
Mr Hansen holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Auckland, and an MSc in Mineral Economics from Curtin University.
Glenn Poole / Executive Director & Chief Geologist
Mr Poole is a Geologist with 15 years’ experience in exploration and production environments, having principally worked within orogenic gold systems for several major mining companies in Western Australia. Mr Poole brings extensive experience in structurally controlled narrow vein gold and sulphide-associated gold deposits. Mr Poole has previously held senior management roles with major Australian gold producer, Northern Star, during which time, Mr Poole played a pivotal role in the identification and definition of new ore resources and mining fronts at both the Paulsens and Kundana operations. Most recently Mr Poole was the Senior Geologist at Firefly Resources ASX:FFR , principally responsible for setting exploration strategy and leading the definition of the maiden JORC 2012 resource at Yalgoo. Mr Poole holds a Bachelor of Science Geology & Geography from The University of Otago, and a Master of Business Administration from La Trobe University.
James Croser / Non-Executive Director
Mr Croser is a mining engineer with over 25 years’ experience in operational and executive positions, having initially worked across a number of underground mining operations within the Goldfields of Western Australia.
More recently, Mr Croser has held several executive and non-executive director positions, including at Spectrum Metals Limited where he was Executive Director from 2018. Mr Croser is currently a Director of Red Dirt Metals Limited and has served on the Board since December 2020.
Mr Croser holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) from the Western Australian School of Mines, and is the holder of a Western Australian First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate.