Directors and Management

 

Lindsay B Gilligan PSM - Chairman

BSc (Hons), MAppSc, MBA, FAIG, FSEG Lindsay was recently the Director of the Geological Survey of New South Wales. Lindsay's career has focussed on the geology of mineral resources and fostering mineral exploration and discovery in the state and has over 40 years experience as a geologist. Lindsay has had extensive experience in government geoscience, particularly in relation to mineral deposits. He has published widely on aspects of mineral deposits. Whilst Director he led the state government's highly successful New Frontiers exploration initiative. He has been actively involved in promoting mineral exploration investment in New South Wales both nationally and internationally. He has a broad network across the exploration industry, government, and research organisations, as well as internationally in both government and industry and has a high public profile in the minerals industry. Lindsay was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours and, in the same year, was also awarded the Australian Mining magazine's "Most Outstanding Contribution to Australian Mining" Award.

    
 

Eoin Rothery - Chief Executive Officer

M.Sc. MAIG Eoin was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and spent 10 years in the resources industry there exploring for copper, zinc, uranium, gold and silver, before emigrating to Australia in 1989. Eoin then worked at the major base metal deposits of Broken Hill and Macarthur River as well as at the world class Jundee Gold Mine before joining Consolidated Minerals in 2001. Eoin was in charge of the successful manganese exploration at Woodie Woodie, increasing both the mine life and resource base 4-fold, as well as managing successful iron ore, chromite and nickel exploration.  Eoin was Managing Director of ASX listed India Resources Limited (IRL) from start up in October 2006 till early 2009. IRL was the first foreign company to start a mine in India since nationalisation in the 1970’s.  IRL’s Surda copper mine broke a 50 year production record in its first full year of production. 

    
 

Greg Jones - Non-Executive Director

BSc (Hons), MAusIMM Greg is a geologist with 30 years of exploration and operational experience gained in a broad range of metalliferous commodities both within Australia and overseas.  Greg has held senior positions in a number of resource companies including Western Mining Corporation and Sino Gold Ltd and his experience spans the spectrum of exploration activity from grass-roots exploration through to resource definition and new project generation, as well as mine geology, ore resource/reserve generation and new mine development.  Greg was awarded the Institute Medal for academic excellence whilst at university and is credited with several economic discoveries including the Blair nickel and the Orion gold deposits in Western Australia.  He is the Managing Director of Thomson Resource’s largest shareholder, Variscan Mines Limited and a director of ASX-listed explorer Eastern Iron Ltd and of Silver City Minerals Limited.  

    
 

Tony Belperio - Non-Executive Director

PhD, BSc (Hons) Tony is a geologist with over 30 years experience in a broad range of geological disciplines including environmental, marine and exploration geology. He has held research positions at the Universities of Adelaide and Queensland, and was Chief Geologist with the South Australian Department of Mines and Energy prior to joining the Minotaur Group. He held the positions of Chief Geologist with Minotaur Gold, Minotaur Resources and Minotaur Exploration from 1996 to 2007. Tony is currently Exploration Director of Minotaur Exploration Ltd. He has been awarded the University of Adelaide’s Tate Memorial Medal, the Geological Society of Australia’s Stillwell Award in 1993, and AMEC’s Prospector of the Year (jointly) in 2003. 

   
 

Ivo Polovineo - Company Secretary

Ivo was previously Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for Sino Gold Mining Limited, formerly an ASX 100 company. He was with Sino Gold for 12 years forming part of the executive team that built the company from a market capitalisation of A$100m before it was acquired by Eldorado Gold Corporation in December 2009 for approximately $2.4 billion. Ivo is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA) with more than 30 years experience as a CFO and Company Secretary including over 20 years in the resources sector.

Ivo is Company Secretary of Silver City Minerals Limited and Variscan Mines Limited. He also provides consulting services to Lynas Corporation Ltd, an ASX 100 company.