Pauline Gately – Non-Executive Chair (Independent)
Pauline Gately is an accomplished Chair and non-executive director, with more than a decade of experience across a portfolio of Board positions in the mining and resources, FMCG, financial technology, and not-for-profit sectors. Ms Gately’s Board contributions are underpinned by 20 years’ investment banking experience spanning senior roles in investment strategy, economics, equity and fixed income research, and funds management. She is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and holds a BA Hons Economics and Graduate Diploma in Accounting. Ms Gately is a non-executive director of Ardiden Limited.
Dr Matt Painter – Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Matt Painter is a geologist with over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry with groups including Ardea Resources, AngloGold Ashanti and the Geological Survey of Western Australia. He has worked globally on gold mining, development and exploration projects. Dr Painter was the founding MD of Ardea Resources, overseeing delivery of the pre-feasibility study on the Goongarrie nickel-cobalt laterite project before stepping back to a technical role, targeting and defining a string of Ardea gold discoveries. Dr Painter has no other public company directorships.
Carmel McKenzie – Non-Executive Director (Independent)
Carmel McKenzie is a practicing lawyer and principal of legal firm, McKenzie & McKenzie based in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Ms McKenzie has been advising exploration and mining companies in legal matters for over 25 years. Ms McKenzie is particularly active within the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community, being from a local business, mining and pastoral family. Ms McKenzie has no other public company directorships.
Andrew Penkethman – Non-Executive Director
Andrew Penkethman is a geologist with more than 25 years’ technical and corporate experience with a number of listed public companies from exploration through to discovery, feasibility study management, development and operations within Australia and overseas. Mr Penkethman is the current Managing Director and CEO of Ardea Resources Limited.
Graeme Smith – Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer
Graeme Smith is an experienced resources sector executive having held Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer roles for several ASX listed companies, including companies that have successfully made the transition from gold explorer to profitable producer.
Scott Herrmann – Exploration Manager
Scott Herrmann is a geologist with 20 years’ experience in exploration, resource development and production roles across a range of different commodities within Australia and Southern Africa. Mr Herrmann was most recently Senior Project Geologist with an ASX listed WA gold producer with operations located northwest of Kalgoorlie. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
Ian Buchhorn – Consultant Geologist
The Company’s management team will be assisted part-time on a cost-reimbursement basis by Ardea executive director Ian Buchhorn, who has two decades of Kalgoorlie gold experience as a registered mine manager, managing custom milling campaigns and providing contract grade control, as well as three terms as an elected member on the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder council.