Directors and Management


Independent Non-Executive Chairman
B.Eng (Mining)

Non Executive Director 2 May 2018, appointed Non Executive Chairman 27 May 2020 

Nicholas Cernotta (Nick) is a mining engineer having held senior operational and executive roles in Australia and overseas over a 30 plus year period. Nick has considerable experience in the management and operation of large resource projects, having served as Director of Operations at Fortescue Metals Group, Chief Operating Officer (Underground, International and Engineering) at MacMahon Holdings Limited and as Director of Operations for Barrick (Australia Pacific) Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Barrick Gold Corporation.

Nick is currently a non-executive director of Pilbara Minerals Limited (ASX: PLS) and was Non-Executive Chairman of ServTech Global from October 2016 to December 2017.

Nick’s other Directorships include:

  • Pilbara Minerals Limited (Non Executive Director)



Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
B.Eng (Mining) 

Appointed 11 November 2019

Victor is a Mining Engineer with more than 20 years’ operational and technical experience in multiple disciplines across both underground and open pit operations. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the WA School of Mines, a WA First Class Mine Managers Certificate and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Victor was most recently the Managing Director and CEO of Echo Resources Limited (ASX: EAR) a Company that is focused on gold in the Yandal Belt region of Western Australia. Echo is currently the target of a takeover by Northern Star Resources Limited. Prior to joining Echo, Victor held the role of Chief Operating Officer for leading underground mining contractor, Barminco Mining. In that role, Victor had responsibility for the tendering and execution of contracts and for overseeing the achievement of strict safety, cost and production targets. He was also the Managing Director of Breakaway Resources Limited and held senior operational positions for a range of mining companies including Newmont, Grange Resources and Bass Metals.


Peter Sullivan PhotoPETER SULLIVAN

Non-Executive Director 

Appointed 2 October 2015

Peter Sullivan is an engineer with an MBA and has been involved in the development of resource companies and projects for more than 25 years. His work experience includes periods in project engineering, corporate finance, investment banking, corporate and operational management and public company directorships. Peter has considerable experience in the management and strategic development of resource companies.

Peter’s other Directorships include:

  • Zeta Resources Limited (Non Executive Chairman)
  • Horizon Gold Limited (Non Executive Chairman)
  • Resolute Mining Limited (Non Executive Director)
  • GME Resources Limited (Non Executive Director)



Non-Executive Director
Appointed 21 June 2018

Rebecca is an experienced infrastructure and resources lawyer, with a strong background in mining, energy and large scale infrastructure transactions. Rebecca currently manages the legal, contracts and procurement function for the Projects division of a large resource company.

Rebecca was a Senior Associate at Clayton Utz in the Melbourne Construction and Major Projects team, where she had a lead role in a number of large infrastructure projects for the private and public sectors.

In 2009, Rebecca worked for Kimberley Community Legal Service, based in Kununurra, where she developed a good understanding of the local issues and a love for the area.



Non-Executive Director
Appointed 8 October 2019

Gillian is an experienced mining executive with a broad skill set across a range of corporate, finance and governance areas having held senior roles including Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary, Director and corporate advisor.  Gillian worked at Paladin Energy Limited between 1993 and 2005, including 10 years as an executive director, at a time when that uranium company was growing rapidly through mine development, operation, acquisition and exploration in multiple African countries.

Gillian holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Governance Institute of Australia. She is a member of the WA Council of the AICD.

Gillian is currently an Executive Director of Deep Yellow Limited (ASX: DYL) and a Non- Executive Director of Comet Ridge Ltd (ASX: COI).

Gillian is also a member of the WA Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



Chief Financial Officer

Appointed 5 October 2020

Mr Dyker is a highly experienced senior executive who has held the CFO role at several ASX-listed resources companies over the past 15 years, including Dacian Gold Limited, Sirius Resources NL, Doray Minerals Limited, Avoca Resources Limited and Aztec Resources Limited. In these roles he has been responsible for leading and managing numerous major project and corporate financing processes through to successful completion.

This includes project and corporate debt funding totaling A$1.1 billion (8 transactions) and new equity funding totaling A$630 million (9 transactions). Mr Dyker also has considerable experience in feasibility study preparation, tender processes, equipment finance, hedging and operational optimisation.




General Manager – Exploration

John Hicks is a Geologist with 30 years experience in the Australian mining and exploration industry. From 1998 John was an independent Geological Consultant. John commenced his position with Panoramic Resources in 2001 as an independent Geological Consultant, before progressing in 2005 to the Exploration Manager. John has since accepted the position as the General Manager Exploration. John has previously held various geological positions with several Australian resource companies, including Hamersley Iron, Australian Consolidated Minerals, WMC and Mining Project Investors.


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