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. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Mamba Exploration Limited (ASX: M24).
Former Global Manager at Newmont in charge of regolith geochemistry, spectral geology 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 mapping 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.
Mr Braud is an experienced Geologist and Mining Analyst with over 15 years' experience in a broad range of deposits and commodities. A trained structural geologist, his experience spans the whole spectrum of geology from early-stage greenfield exploration to resource definition and extension.
Prior to joining Riversgold, Xavier spent time working in financial markets, he was Resources Analyst at Cannacord Genuity covering ASX Listed resource companies, specialising in early stage junior explorers.
Xavier is currently CEO of Quebec gold explorer Benz Mining Corp (BNZ:ASX, BZ:TSX-V) who owns the high grade Eastmain project in the James Bay region of Quebec.
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Mr Ford has 30+ years experience in the mining industry with global experience including Australia, Africa, South East Asia and South America. Mr Ford has held senior positions within several major resource companies including Alcoa, British Gas, Western Metals Limited. Since 2004, Mr Ford has focused on managing a number of successful start-ups, including transitioning a number of these from concept/exploration to production.
Mr Ford holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Natal, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Africa and a Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the University of Western Australia. He has been a member of the AusIMM for 20 years.
Ms Oonagh Malone is a principal of a corporate advisory fimr which provides company secretarial and administrative services. Ms Malone has over 10 years' experience in company secretarial roles for ASX-listed companies and is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.