(Independent Non-Executive Chairman)
Andrew is currently a member of the Board of Trafigura Pte Ltd, an independent commodity trading and logistics house, and a director of DNi Technologies Pty Ltd., an Australian business that has developed technology for processing nickel laterite deposits. Mr Vickerman was a non-executive director at Petropavlovsk PLC, a London listed mining company with assets in Russia, between October 2015 and June 2017. Prior to the above appointments, Mr Vickerman spent almost 20 years with Rio Tinto, the last 10 years as a member of the Operations and Executive Committees with responsibility for global communications and external relations. In the mid-90s he spent four years as Finance Director of Lihir Gold and led the U$750 million financing of the Lihir Gold project. An economist by background he has previously worked for The World Bank and other international agencies.
Marcus has nearly 33 years’ experience in the global mining industry including at Board level and as managing director of a London-listed company. Marcus had various roles at BHP, including Chief Financial Officer of the group’s Diamond and Speciality Products division. In 2009 he joined OceanaGold, an ASX/NZX/TSX listed gold producer as Chief Financial Officer, also acting, in part, as CEO. Between 2011 and 2013, Marcus was Managing Director and CEO of Archipelago Resources plc, formerly an AIM-quoted, gold producer in Indonesia. During his tenure, Marcus successfully took the company from construction to production of over 150,000oz and the reserves and resources from 1Moz to 3Moz. Marcus was Chief Executive Officer of Stratex International plc between September 2016 and November 2017, joining the Company shortly after the proposed merger between Stratex International plc and Crusader (announced by the Company on 18 May 2017) was terminated. Marcus also currently serves as a non-executive Director of Xanadu Mines, an ASX-listed exploration company.
Executive Director (BCom)
Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, starting as a portfolio manager at Perpetual Trustees in 1992 and working subsequently as a private client advisor with Porter Western and Macquarie Bank. Paul was a significant shareholder and senior client advisor at Montagu Stockbrokers prior to their merger with Patersons Securities Ltd. Paul has been a director of the Company since November 2009.
Non-Executive Director (BCom (Hons), FCA, CPA, MAICD)
Mr. Evans holds a Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Queensland, is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and is a member of both CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr. Evans is currently the Principal of a Business Broking and Advisory practice, and advises a broad range of businesses, in both the SME sector and larger corporate clients, on matters such as strategic planning, marketing, governance, and financial analysis. Prior to this, Mr. Evans held a series of executive positions in Finance and General Management in Australian public company groups over a 15 year period, in industries including telecommunications, banking and insurance, superannuation and funds management, media, hospitality and property development.
He has held several other non-executive directorships in Australian public companies, including Intermoco Limited, MediVac Limited and HealthLinx Limited. He is also a director of several private companies, one not-for-profit organisation, and provides board consulting services to three other company groups.