Mr Michael Trumbull

Executive Chairman

Mike Trumbull has a degree in mining engineering (first class honours) from the university of Queensland and an MBA from Macquarie University.  A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, he has over 40 years of broad mining industry experience with mines / subsidiaries of MIM, Renison, WMC, CRA, AMAX, Nicron, ACM and BCD Resources.

From 1983 to 1991, he played a senior executive role in expanding the Australian gold production assets of ACM Gold.  From 1985 to 1987, he was Project Manager and then Resident Manager of the Westonia open pit gold mine and treatment plant in Western Australia.  From 1987 to 1991, he was General Manager – Investments for the ACM Group.

From 1993 to 2011, he was a Director of the BCD Resources Group and was involved in the exploration, subsequent mine development and operation of the Beaconsfield underground gold mine in Tasmania.  From 1993 to 2003, he was the sole Executive Director of BCD and, 2003 to 2004, was the Managing Director.

Mr William Colvin

Non-Executive Director

Bill Colvin is both a Mining Engineer (BSc (Eng) Hons from the Royal School of Mines, London) and a Chartered Accountant (Institute Chartered Accountants of England & Wales). He worked as an auditor for Coopers & Lybrand in London and Sydney before commencing his executive mining career and has over 30 years of broad experience with mines / subsidiaries of RGC / Goldfields, MPI Mines / Leviathan Resources, Beaconsfield Gold / BCD Resources and currently Bayan Airag Exploration LLC.

With Goldfields, Bill had various senior executive roles before becoming General Manager of the Henty Gold Mine in Tasmania and then General Manager, Group Operations. With MPI, he was the General Manager of the Stawell Gold Mine in Victoria, where he transformed the operation from a closure mode to a sustainable future, producing over 800,000 ounces of gold. He was CEO for the BCD Resources group for six years and championed a unique remote mining method that enabled the Beaconsfield Gold Mine to resume operations following its high-profile closure in 2006.

As CEO for Bayan Airag, Bill supervised the permitting, construction and operational start-up of that company’s 1 Mtpa gold-silver heap-leach mine in remote western Mongolia that faced difficult climatic, infrastructure and political challenges. The mine has been in continuous production since 2014 and the company is now advancing several other Mongolian copper-gold resources.

Mr Alfonso Grillo

Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary

Alfonso Grillo is a founding Partner at GrilloHiggins Lawyers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degree. Alfonso has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, including company meeting practice and corporate governance procedures, fundraising and fundraising documentation, ASX Listing Rules and mergers and acquisitions.

Alfonso advises resource industry companies in relation to mining and exploration projects, acquisition and divestment of assets, joint ventures and due diligence assessments.

Mr Warwick Grigor

Non-Executive Director

Warwick has been involved in equity markets and mining for more than 40 years. He is a graduate of the Australian National University, having completed degrees in law and economics.

In his early career he was a mining analyst with stockbroking firms, most notably County NatWest Securities. In 1991, he and Andrew Forrest established Far East Capital Ltd, an ASIC licenced specialist investment bank. In 2008, Warwick sponsored a successful new stockbroking company named BGF Equities and took on the role of Executive Chairman. After three years, Canaccord Genuity acquired 50% of BGF. Three years later Warwick retired from broking to resume operatorship of Far East Capital.

More recently he has aligned himself with high net worth investors. A particular focus of recent years has been the interaction between technology, materials and mining. At various times he has sat on mining company boards, the most notable ones being the uranium miner Peninsula Energy, the emerging gold producer West Wits Mining and the graphene pioneer, First Graphene Resources Ltd.

Mr James Earle

Chief Executive Officer

James Earle was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 4 July 2016. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Geological Engineering) from RMIT University, and Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) from UNSW and an MBA from the University of South Australia.

James has over 20 years of broad experience with permitting and approvals, project management, stakeholder engagement, environmental and rehabilitation management and the provision of strategic advice. The majority of his experience has been in public infrastructure development and site-based environmental management. He has held positions with global engineering and environmental consultancies, and government departments in Australia and the UK, including GHD, Ramboll, and the Waterman Group. James has also lectured at the Australian National University (Crawford School of Public Policy - Resources, Environment and Development Program).