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Board of Directors

John Young (Managing Director)

B.AppSc (Geology), MAusIMM

Mr Young is a highly experienced geologist who has worked on exploration and production projects encompassing gold, uranium and specialty metals, including tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum and lithium. Mr Young’s corporate experience includes appointments as Chief Executive Officer of Marenica Energy Limited and CEO and Director of Thor Mining PLC. Mr Young was Pilbara Minerals Exploration Manager from June 2014 until August 2015, appointed Technical Director in September 2015 and transitioned to Non-Executive Director in July 2017 until his resignation in April 2018. Mr Young is also a Non-executive director of AIM listed Mosman Oil and Gas.


BAppSc (Geology), MAusIMM

Mr Biddle is a geologist and Corporate Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has over 30 years’ professional and management experience in the exploration and mining industry. Mr Biddle was a founding Director of Pilbara Minerals Limited, serving as Executive Director from May 2013 to August 2016, serving as a Non-Executive Director from August 2016 to 26 July 2017. Throughout his career, Mr Biddle has served on the Board of several ASX listed companies, including Managing Director of TNG Ltd from 1998 - 2007, Border Gold NL from 1994 - 1998 and Consolidated Victorian Mines from 1991 – 1994.

Rowan Johnston (Executive Director)

BSc (Mining Engineering), first class mine managers certificate

Mining Engineer and experienced executive director, most recently being the Managing Director of Excelsior Gold Limited. Previous positions included Acting CEO and Executive Director of Operations for ASX listed Mutiny Gold Limited prior to the takeover by Doray Minerals Limited, previously Executive Director of Integra Mining. 

David Hatch (Non-Executive Chairman )

Assoc Dip Mining Engineering, Dip Mineral Economics

Mining Engineer with extensive senior management experience in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Ghana. Seven years experience as Managing Director of ASX listed gold companies. Appointed 3 October 2018.

Peter Buttigieg (Non-Executive Chairman)

B App Sc. (I.T)

Peter is an IT Processional with over 30 years experience. Peter is the Founder and Managing Director of RMS (Aust.) Pty Ltd, a successful and widely used business that designs IT Systems for the global hospitality, mining, defence and shopping centre industries.

Melbourne based, Peter holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Information Technology) and graduated with Distinction from Monash University.

Sam Randazzo (Non-Executive Director)

Chartered Accountant

Mr Randazzo has over 20 years of international experience in public company management (including Chairman, Chief Operating Officer, Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer roles). He has exposure to ASX, TSX and AIM stock markets and successful capital raisings in Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Europe and the Middle East. Mr Randazzo’s operational management experience is in Australia, South America, USA, Canada and the UK. He has also been involved in project evaluation and feasibility studies, and project identification, acquisitions and disposals.