Board & Management
Russell Davis | Non-Executive Chairman
Russell Davis is a geologist with over 40 years’ experience in the mineral resources business. He has worked on the exploration and development of a range of commodities for several international and Australian companies, holding senior technical and corporate positions including chief mine geologist, exploration manager and managing director.
Mr Davis was a founding Director of Gold Road Resources Limited in 2005 and continued as an Executive then Non-executive Director until June 2016. Mr Davis was also founding Director of Syndicated Metals Limited in 2007 and Managing Director up to March 2012. Mr Davis is currently Chairman of Hammer Metals Ltd, a role held since January 2014.
- Bachelor of Science (Honours), Geology and Mineralogy
- Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Simon Eley | Executive Director (LLB, BA)
Simon Eley is a solicitor with considerable experience in the resource sector. Mr Eley was the founding director of Egan Street Resources and led the acquisition of the Rothsay gold project. Egan Street was acquired by Silver Lake Resources in 2019 for an implied value of $72 million. He has held the chairman role of several of ASX and NASDAQ listed companies. Mr Eley also led the team that acquired the Central Murchison Gold Project and subsequently became an executive director of Aragon Resources Limited, where he managed the progress of Aragon’s core asset, the Central Murchison gold project. Mr Eley’s experience also includes international oil and gas operations, as well as iron ore and coal projects, capital raisings, commercial agreements, dispute resolution, corporate management, strategy, acquisitions and divestments. He is currently the Managing Director of Celamin Holdings Ltd and Non-Executive Chairman of Westar Resources Ltd.
- Bachelor of Arts, Politics and Philosophy (BA)
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Eddie King | Non-Executive Director
Eddie King holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Systems) from The University of Western Australia. Mr King’s past experience includes being manager for an investment banking firm, where he specialised in the technical and financial analysis of bulk commodity and other resource projects for investment and acquisition. Mr King was also a corporate adviser and representative for a stockbroking firm where he managed capital raisings and originated acquisitions for a number of ASX listed companies.
He is currently on the board of Ragnar Metals (ASX: RAG), Eastern Iron Limited (ASX: EFE) and Queensland Pacific Metals Limited (ASX: QPM). He was a formerly a director of Lindian Resources Limited (ASX: LIN), Bowen Coking Coal Limited (ASX: BCB), Axxis Technology Group Ltd (ASX: AYG) (renamed to ECS Botanics Limited (ASX: ECS), European Cobalt Limited (ASX: EUC) (renamed to Aston Minerals Limited (ASX: ASO), Six Sigma Metals (ASX: SI6), and Sultan Resources Limited (ASX: SLZ).
- Bachelor of Commerce (Investment & Corporate Finance) & Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining Systems)
Ben Donovan | Company Secretary
Ben Donovan is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia and provides corporate advisory, IPO and consultancy services to a number of companies. Mr Donovan is currently a company secretary of several ASX listed and public unlisted companies and has gained experience across resources, agritech, biotech, media and technology industries. He has extensive experience in listing rules compliance and corporate governance, having served as a Senior Adviser at the ASX in Perth for nearly 3 years, where he managed the listing of nearly 100 companies on the ASX. In addition, Mr Donovan has experience in the capital markets having raised capital and assisted numerous companies on achieving an initial listing on the ASX, as well as for a period of time, as a private client adviser at a boutique stock broking group.
- Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Applied Finance and Commercial Law
- Graduate Diploma in applied Corporate Governance