Board & Management

John Fitzgerald


Mr Fitzgerald has over 30 years’ resource financing experience and has provided project finance and corporate advisory services to a large number of companies in the resource sector. He has previously held senior positions at NM Rothschild & Sons, Investec Bank Australia, Commonwealth Bank, HSBC Precious Metals and Optimum Capital. Mr Fitzgerald is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Fitzgerald is a Non-Executive Director of Northern Star Limited and the Non-Executive Director of Turaco Gold Limited. He was previously Chairman of Carbine Resources Limited, Integra Mining Limited and Atherton Resources Limited. 

Paul Bennett

Managing Director, BEng (Mining), MBA, MAusIMM, MAICD

Mr Bennett is a Mining Engineer with an MBA who has extensive experience in the operation, development and financing of resource companies and projects over a 25-year period. He has worked in technical, management and business development roles for Newcrest, Western Metals and Panoramic Resources and holds a WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate. For nine years Mr Bennett was a senior executive at RMB Resources, the resources investment banking business of Rand Merchant Bank where he specialised in the provision of equity, quasi-equity/mezzanine and debt financing for small to mid-sized resource companies across a range of commodities and jurisdictions. Mr Bennett is a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed NickelSearch Limited and was a Non-Executive Director of Horizon Gold Ltd (ASX: HRN) between August 2016 and July 2020. 

Anthony (Tony) James

Non-Executive Director, BEng (Mining), AWASM, FAusIMM

Mr James has over 30 years’ mine operating and project development experience predominantly in Western Australia and experience at Managing Director level of four ASX listed companies (Galena Mining Ltd, Atherton Resources Ltd, Mutiny Gold Ltd and Carbine Resources Ltd). He has a background in feasibility studies leading into successful project development and operating results (including the Pillara Zinc/Lead project, Trident/Higginsville Gold project and Kanowna Belle Gold mine). Mr James is currently Managing Director of Galena Mining Ltd and a non-executive director of ASX resource company Apollo Consolidated Ltd.  

Ben Larkin

Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary, BCom, CA

Mr Ben Larkin is a Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years’ experience as a corporate and finance professional. Mr Larkin commenced his career in public practice before specialising in the natural resources sector in 2007. He has recent experience in the development and operation of gold mines. Mr Larkin most recently served as Company Secretary of the ASX-Listed Carnaby Resources Limited and prior to that, served as the Financial Controller of the formerly ASX-Listed Beadell Resources Limited. 


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