Xavier Braud

Xavier Braud

Executive Director

Mr Braud is an experienced Geologist and Mining Analyst with over 15 years' experience in a broad range of deposits and commodities.  His geological experience spans the whole spectrum of geology from greenfield exploration to resource definition and extension.

For the past three years he has been a Resources/Mining Analyst at Cannacord Genuity covering ASX Listed resource companies.  This role involved researching companies at both technical and financial level.


Simon Bolster

Non-Executive Director

Former Senior Manager at Newmont in charge of geochemistry and remote sensing.  Former Head of Exploration for Gryphon Minerals.  More recently, Simon designed and managed greenfields exploration across West Africa, leading to multi-million-ounce gold discoveries on the Hounde and Banfora greenstone belt in Burkina Faso by Gryphon / Teranga Gold Corp.  Simon is highly experienced in designing and managing geochemical programs in tropical and deeply weathered terrains.

Simon is regarded as one of the pre-eminent experts in regolith geochemistry and has extensive experience exploring for gold in the Eastern Goldfields of WA working for Placer Dome and Normandy Exploration in the 1990-2000s.  Simon was responsible for managing the geotechnical team in support of the drill out and feasibility studies at the 1Moz Mount Monger gold discovery (now a mine operated by Silverlake) adjacent to Riversgold's tenements.

Simon Andrew

Simon Andrew

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Andrew has over 20 years' experience in financial markets in Asia and Australia.  Previously he has held senior management positions at various global investment banks.  These roles included leading the equity sales desk for BNP Paribas for the ASEAN region and heading the Refining and Petrochemicals sector research team at Deutsche Bank in Asia.  Upon returning to Perth in 2012, Mr Andrew spent 5 years as a research analyst at Hartley's covering the oil and gas and industrial sectors.

Mr Andrew was a founding Director of Emmerson Resources (ERM:ASX) and spent 8 years as a Non-Executive Director.  He was responsible for securing the financing for the purchase of the Tennant Creek assets for Emmerson and arranging the IPO in 2007.

Mr Andrew is currently the Managing Director of Hylea Metals (HCO:ASX).  Hylea recently entered into an agreement to acquire the Kayelekera uranium mine in Malawi.

Amanda Burgess

Amanda Burgess

Company Secretary

Ms Amanda Burgess is a finance professional with over 25 years' experience in accounting and company secretarial duties.  Ms Burgess holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia and is a CPA with the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants.  Ms Burgess currently holds CFO and Company Secretary positions with several Australian companies.