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Board of Directors

Our Board has extensive professional expertise, business experience and technical knowledge of the mineral exploration, mining and technology industries. Members of the Board are well respected in these sectors and play an active role in our company’s strategic planning.

Mr Anthony Wooles

Non-Executive Chairman

BCom, MBA (Finance)

Appointed as Chairman 1 July 2016

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Economics)
  • MBA (Finance) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Graduate Diploma of Securities Analysis
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • Chairman of Bhagwan Marine Pty Ltd
  • Diverse industry experience including: mining; oil and gas; power generation; manufacturing; telecommunications; food and beverages and retail
  • Previously Principal at Marakon Associates, a management consulting firm
  • Founder of PearlStreet Limited and the Trudo Group, a Perth-based shareholder value advisory firm
  • Consultant to a number of major companies including: BHP Minerals; Coles Myer; Telstra; Coca-Cola Amatil; FAL; and Western Power

Mr Paul House

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer


Appointed as Managing Director on 1 March 2024

  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management
  • Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • 30 years’ experience within the resources and technology sectors, with expertise in management, operations, strategy and governance across a wide range of markets around the world, including: The USA; Australia; Africa; India; the Middle East and South East Asia.
  • Currently a board member of Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd

Ms Tracey Horton AO

Non-Executive Director


Appointed to the Board 12 November 2023

  • Bachelor of Economics (First class honours) from University of Western Australia
  • MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia
  • 20+ years broad international experience as a management consultant with long-term clients in utilities (gas and electric), resources (mining, gas, renewables), healthcare (medical devices and biotechnology), manufacturing and retail (apparel and sports) and technology.
  • Currently a board member of ASX-listed companies IDP Education Ltd and the GPT Group, chair of both companies’ People and Remuneration Committees and is a member of GPT’s Sustainability & Risk Committee.

Ms Sally-Anne Layman

Non-Executive Director

B Eng (Mining) Hon, B Com

Appointed to the Board 6 February 2017

  • First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency WA
  • Member of the CPA and the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • 22 years’ of diverse experience as a mining professional, corporate financier and advisor with significant international and cross commodity experience
  • Previously a Division Director of Macquarie Group Limited and Joint Head of the Perth office of the Metals, Mining & Agriculture Division

Ms Tracey Arlaud

Non-Executive Director

M. Mining Engineering, B. Sc with Hon

Appointed to the Board 11 February 2021

  • 28+ years experience in mining, geology, geotechnical engineering, mining engineering and project management
  • Currently CEO of underground mining specialist, IMB and serves as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Global Atomic Corporation
  • Previously held lead engineering roles with several engineering and project implementation consultants including Hatch Associates Inc. and McIntosh Engineering (Stantec)

Mr Uwa Airhiavbere

Non-Executive Director

MBA, MA, BA with Hon

Appointed to the Board 19 December 2022

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics, with honours, from Brown University
  • Master of Arts in International Relations from John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
  • Executive Master of Business Administration from Cornell University
  • Broad international experience living and working in Africa, Italy and the United States.
  • Currently the Chief Commercial Officer, Worldwide Energy and Mining, for Microsoft Corporation, where he leads Microsoft’s end-to-end commercial strategy in the energy and mining industries.
  • Global leadership in digital transformation, Industry 4.0, energy transition and finance
  • Worked with board level and C-suite executives from start-ups to Fortune-500 companies; global energy and mining companies.
  • Previous world-wide commercial and operations roles at GE Oil & Gas