Bernard Aylward – Executive Chairman and Managing Director BSc (Hons.), MAusIMM
A geologist with over 20 years experience as a manager and exploration geologist in the mining and exploration industry in a variety of commodities. Mr Aylward’s experience includes serving as the Chief Operating Officer of International Goldfields Ltd, General Manager of Azumah Resources Ltd (Ghana), and Exploration Manager for Croesus Mining NL Mr Aylward has been Involved in the discoveries and management of the Bepkong, Julie, Collette and Kunche deposits in Ghana, as well as the Deep South gold deposit, Gladstone North deposit, St Patrick’s, Norseman Reef, and the Safari Bore gold deposit. Mr Aylward brings considerable relevant skills and experience to the Board. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Edmond Edwards Non-Executive Director BCom, ACA, FAICD
A Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience in the resources sector, Mr Edwards is currently a Director of Athena Resources and a former director of Aztec Resources Ltd, Fox Resources Ltd, Matlock Mining NL and Scotgold Resources Limited, combining knowledge of public company capital raisings and finance with corporate compliance. He has been involved in taking mineral projects from the conceptual stage to public listing. He was also previously a Director of Matlock Mining NL which with Eagle Mining successfully developed the Nimary Gold Mine and Acclaim Exploration NL.
Mr Edwards was a partner at Hendry Rae & Court (now Grant Thornton) until 1989 having joined that firm in 1975. He was the partner in charge of the Robe River Iron Ore Project audit for 8 years.
He recently resigned as Managing Director of Resource Mining Corporation Ltd having successfully taken that company to the feasibility stage at its Argyle Iron Ore Project and Wowo Gap Nickel Laterite Project.
Peter Newcomb Executive Director FCA (ICAEW)
A Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience in the resources sector and other industries in a number of countries. Mr Newcomb is currently serving as Company Secretary of Athena Resources Limited and Scotgold Resources Limited.