Mr Simon Bird

Non-Executive Chairman

Simon BirdMr Bird has over 30 years of international corporate experience, including holding the positions of General Manager Finance at Stockland Limited, Chief Financial Officer of GrainCorp Limited, and Chief Financial Officer of Wizard Mortgage Corporation and former Director of CPA Australia Limited. He was also Chief Executive Officer of ASX-listed tungsten deposit developer King Island Scheelite Limited and Managing Director of ASX listed gold explorer Sovereign Gold Limited.

A former Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed oil and gas company Rawson Resources Limited and resources company Pacific American Holdings Limited, Mr Bird is currently Lead Independent Non-Executive Director of Mount Gibson Iron Limited (ASX:MGX).

Mr Richard Carlton

Managing Director

Richard CarltonRichard Carlton is a senior executive with over 30 years of extensive mining operations management experience in Australia and internationally across a range of commodities. He has held the position of General Manager at Edna May in Western Australia (Evolution Mining), Stawell Gold Mines in Victoria (Mining Project Investors Pty Ltd), Waihi Gold Mine in New Zealand (Normandy Limited) and the Westonia and the Golden Crown Gold Mines in Western Australia (Australian Consolidated Minerals Ltd). 

Mr Carlton’s extensive base metals experience includes North Limited’s mines, the Rosebery underground zinc/copper/lead mine in Tasmania and Elura zinc/lead/silver mine in Cobar NSW. Mr Carlton was also a key member of a focused team securing funding and developing a new metallurgical process. 

Mr Carlton as Managing Director will not be considered to be an independent Director by the Board.

Mr Robert Rutherford

Non-Executive Technical Director

Robert RutherfordRobert Rutherford is a geologist with over 30 years’ Australian and international exploration experience and has been involved in generative, feasibility and management roles in the copper, gold and base metal exploration industry. 

Mr Rutherford was formerly employed by Phelps Dodge Australasia Inc. for over 9 years where he was promoted to Australian Exploration Manager and internal expert on Iron-Oxide Copper-Gold hydrothermal systems and Sediment-Hosted copper deposits. Mr Rutherford founded Red Metal Limited in 2003, and has been Managing Director of Red Metal Limited (ASX:RDM) since its IPO in October 2003. 

As Mr Rutherford is a director of Red Metal, the Board does not consider him to be an independent Director.

Mr Andrew Barker

Exploration Manager

Andrew BarkerGeology professional with 15 years’ experience in safely leading and delivering exploration programs in the exploration, resource definition and in-mine settings.

Member of team that discovered the GRE46 deposit at Cowal, and the Pegasus, Millennium, Paradigm North and Velvet deposits in the Kalgoorlie district

Held senior exploration roles with Northern Star and most recently Evolution Mining. Based in Cloncurry