BSc (Hons), MAusIMM
Mr Williams was founding CEO and Managing Director of Avoca Resources Ltd, and led that company from its $7 million exploration IPO in 2002 until its merger with Anatolia Minerals in 2011 to form Alacer Gold Corp, which valued Avoca at $1 billion. At the time of the merger, Avoca Resources Ltd was the third largest ASX listed Australian gold producer.
Serving as the merged group’s Chief Strategic Officer until the end of 2011, Mr Williams remained a Non-Executive Director of Alacer Gold Corp up until September 2013.
Prior to his time with Avoca Resources Ltd, Mr Williams worked with WMC Resources Limited where he held Chief Geologist positions at St Ives Gold Mines and the Norseman Gold Operation. He has 25 years of experience, including over 19 years in the world class Kalgoorlie-Norseman gold belt. Mr Williams also serves on the Board of the Telethon Kids Institute.
ASMM, MAusIMM, FAICD
Mr Patterson is a mining engineer with over 50 years of experience in the mining industry and is a co-founder, and Non-Executive Director, of ASX listed GR Engineering Limited.
Mr Patterson was also a founding shareholder of leading engineering services provider JR Engineering, which became Roche Mining after being taken over by Downer EDI in 2002. He also co-founded contract mining companies Eltin, Australian Mine Management and National Mine Management.
Mr Patterson has served as a director of a number of public companies across a range of industries. He was formerly the non-executive chairman of Sonic Healthcare Limited for 11 years, during which time the company’s market capitalisation increased from $20 million to $4 billion, and Silex Systems Limited.
CA, MAICD, MAusIMM
Mr Reynolds was the Non-Executive Chairman of Avoca Resources Ltd from 2002 until it merged with Anatolia Minerals to form Alacer Gold Corp in 2011, and has extensive experience in mineral exploration, development and mining operations. Mr Reynolds was Non-Executive Chairman of Alacer Gold Corp until 23 August 2011.
A Chartered Accountant with over 35 years commercial experience in the mining sector, Mr Reynolds has worked on mining projects in a number of locations including Australia, Africa and across the Oceania region.
Mr Reynolds was a long term Director of Delta Gold Limited and was a Director of Extorre Gold Mines Limited when it was acquired by Yamana Gold for CAD$414 million on 22 August 2012. Mr Reynolds also currently holds Directorships with Canadian companies Rugby Mining Limited and Exeter Resource Corporation.
Mr Cochrane is a corporate lawyer and was widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading M&A lawyers until his retirement from the practice of law in December 2013.
Educated in South Africa where he completed degrees in Commerce and Law, he immigrated to Australia in 1986 and joined national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth and then Mallesons Stephen Jaques, specialising in Mergers & Acquisitions.
In 2006, Mr Cochrane co-established boutique law firm Cochrane Lishman, which was eventually acquired by the global law firm Clifford Chance in early 2011.
Mr Cochrane is currently the Chairman of VOC Group Limited and a director and Deputy Chairman of diversified ASX-listed mining services group Ausdrill Limited (ASX: ASL), Wright Prospecting Pty Ltd and Ardross Estates Pty Ltd.
He was previously Chairman of Little World Beverages Limited which produced the Little Creatures beers and was taken over by Lion Nathan in 2012. He was also previously a director of Rugby WA and the West Australian Ballet.
Mr Hart is a Chartered Accountant and was appointed to the position of Company Secretary on 27 November 2012. He has over 20 years’ experience in accounting and the management and administration of public listed entities in the mining and exploration industry.
He is currently a partner in an advisory firm, Endeavour Corporate, which specialises in the provision of company secretarial and accounting services to ASX listed entities.