Simon Noon - Managing Director
Appointed: 19 August 2013
Simon is an experienced business executive with an excellent track record in business development, and a proven ability to lead diverse teams of professionals, successfully identify potential opportunities, and develop effective strategies.
Simon’s corporate experience includes holding the position of Executive Director at Groote Resources Limited. Here, Simon managed the company from a market capitalisation of less than $5 million, to market highs in excess of $100 million.
Simon was the Managing Director at West Rock Resources Limited, a company he co-founded in 2011, before it was acquired by Pacifico Minerals Limited in 2013. He was instrumental in the planning and execution of West Rock's Colombian strategy, building a first-class team of industry professionals in the country, developing key local relationships and securing all the current projects and applications in West Rock's portfolio.
Simon is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
Richard Monti - Chairman
Appointed: 14 October 2009
Richard has broad experience over a 31-year career working in technical, commercial, marketing and financial fields within the exploration and mining industry. Richard has worked for several international and Australian companies including Anaconda Nickel, Azimuth Resources Ltd, the North Group, Normandy Group, and RTZ Exploration.
Richard founded Ventnor Capital Pty Ltd, a boutique consultancy firm providing corporate advisory and investment banking services to junior and mid-cap listed resource companies. After a 6-year period, Richard left Ventnor Capital in 2010 to focus on Azimuth Resources Ltd, which was subsequently acquired by Troy Resources Ltd.
Richard is also a Director at Black Dragon Gold Ltd.
Peter Harold - Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 19 August 2013
Peter is a Process Engineer with over 30-years of corporate experience in the minerals industry, specializing in financing, marketing, and business development. Peter has extensive experience in the development and operation of sulphide and laterite nickel projects, as well as zinc, copper and gold projects. Peter has held several senior management positions with Australian Consolidated Minerals Limited, the Gutnick network of companies, MPI Mines Limited, Normandy Mining Limited, and Shell Australia.
Peter is the Managing Director at Panoramic Resources Limited, a base metal exploration and development company he co-founded in 2001. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman at Horizon Gold Limited and Ocean Grown Abalone Limited.
Andrew Parker - Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 1 April 2014
Andrew holds a law degree from the University of Western Australia and has extensive experience in the exploration and mining industry. Andrew’s experience includes acting as legal counsel to B Digital Limited, an ASX listed telecommunications company. Here, his principal role was to oversee the international expansion of the company into South Africa and the USA.
Andrew co-founded Trident Capital Pty Ltd, a Perth-based corporate advisory and venture capital firm, in 2002, and acted as the Managing Director until 2008.
Barrie Bolton - Project Development
Barrie brings a wealth of experience to the management team as he has had a long and successful career within the mining industry, spanning over 30-years. He has worked in diverse and often challenging exploration environments, negotiating access and agreements with local land owners and government authorities.
Barrie was involved in the geological characterisation of the world-class Groote Eylandt manganese deposit for almost 10 years. Barrie has managed exploration for mesothermal Au in Ghana, porphyry Cu-Au exploration in Mongolia (including early drill testing at Oyu Tolgoi) and over 6 years at Ok Tedi Cu-Au mine in PNG. Barrie was also a Director at Groote Resources Limited.
Barrie then spent 18 years alternating between advising and managing BHP’s exploration program for manganese worldwide before joining Pacifico Minerals Limited.