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BOARD & MANAGEMENT

Our board & management are focused on developing high-quality gold and copper projects within the state of Queensland.

  • MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Damien Keys

    Damien is a geologist with 20 years experience in mining and exploration across a range of commodities. Damien has led teams to exploration success with Gold Fields Australia, Silver Lake Resources, Black Cat Syndicate and most recently at Spectrum Metals with the discovery of the Penny North Gold Mine. Damien has completed a PhD in Structural Geology at James Cook University in Townsville.

  • NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Antonio Torresan

    Antonio is a businessman with significant experience in capital markets. Antonio has been actively involved in arranging capital raisings for ASX listed companies as well as unlisted public companies, providing investor relation services and assisting boards with development of strategic plans. Antonio has held numerous executive positions where his responsibilities have included strategy, operational management and business development.

  • CHAIRMAN, COSEC & CFO

    Alec Pismiris

    Alec is currently a director and company secretary for several ASX listed companies as well as a number of unlisted public and private companies. Alec completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Western Australia, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of The Governance Institute of Australia. Alec has over 30 years’ experience in the securities, finance and mining industries and has participated numerous times in the processes by which boards have assessed the acquisition and financing of a diverse range of assets and has participated in and become familiar with the range of evaluation criteria used and the due diligence processes commonly adopted in the commercial assessment of corporate opportunities. Other current directorships: Agrimin Limited, Frontier Resources Limited, the Market Herald Limited and Pacton Gold Inc., a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

  • NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Paul Chapman

    Paul is a chartered accountant with over thirty years experience in the resources sector gained in Australia and the United States. Paul has experience across a range of commodity businesses including gold, nickel, uranium, manganese, bauxite/alumina and oil/gas. Paul has held managing director and other senior management roles in public companies. Paul was a founding shareholder and/or director of the following ASX listed companies: Reliance Mining, Encounter Resources, Rex Minerals, Silver Lake Resources, Paringa Resources, Dreadnought Resources and Avanco Resources. Paul is Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed copper/gold explorer Encounter Resources (ASX:ENR) and copper/gold explorer Dreadnought Resources (ASX:DRE).

  • CHAIRMAN, COSEC & CFO

    Les Davis

    Les has a Master’s Degree in Mineral Economics from Curtin University of WA and over 42 years mining industry experience including 17 years hands-on experience in mine development and narrow vein mining. Les career incorporates over 25 years senior management and executive experience including roles as Mine Manager, Technical Services Manager, Concentrator Manager, Resident Manager and GM Expansion Projects with organisations including WMC Resources, Reliance Mining and Consolidated Minerals. Les was the founding Managing Director of Silver Lake Resources (ASX:SLR) in 2007 and Non-Executive Director of Spectrum Metals (ASX:SPX) in 2019. Les is currently a Non-Executive Director of Black Cat Syndicate (ASX:BC8).

  • Exploration Manager

    Matt Price

    Matt has over 12 years experience in mineral exploration and holds a Master’s degree in Geosciences from Royal Holloway, University of London. Matt has extensive experience within Queensland having explored the Mt Isa and Charters Towers provinces for copper, gold, lead-zinc, uranium and rare earth elements. He has also led a porphyry copper exploration team in northern Chile. Most recently, Matt was involved with the restart of the Capricorn Copper Mine for EMR Capital overseeing Exploration and Resource Development.

  • MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Damien Keys

    Damien is a geologist with 20 years experience in mining and exploration across a range of commodities. Damien has led teams to exploration success with Gold Fields Australia, Silver Lake Resources, Black Cat Syndicate and most recently at Spectrum Metals with the discovery of the Penny North Gold Mine. Damien has completed a PhD in Structural Geology at James Cook University in Townsville.

  • NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Antonio Torresan

    Antonio is a businessman with significant experience in capital markets. Antonio has been actively involved in arranging capital raisings for ASX listed companies as well as unlisted public companies, providing investor relation services and assisting boards with development of strategic plans. Antonio has held numerous executive positions where his responsibilities have included strategy, operational management and business development.

  • CHAIRMAN, COSEC & CFO

    Alec Pismiris

    Alec is currently a director and company secretary for several ASX listed companies as well as a number of unlisted public and private companies. Alec completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Western Australia, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of The Governance Institute of Australia. Alec has over 30 years’ experience in the securities, finance and mining industries and has participated numerous times in the processes by which boards have assessed the acquisition and financing of a diverse range of assets and has participated in and become familiar with the range of evaluation criteria used and the due diligence processes commonly adopted in the commercial assessment of corporate opportunities. Other current directorships: Agrimin Limited, Frontier Resources Limited, the Market Herald Limited and Pacton Gold Inc., a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

  • NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Paul Chapman

    Paul is a chartered accountant with over thirty years experience in the resources sector gained in Australia and the United States. Paul has experience across a range of commodity businesses including gold, nickel, uranium, manganese, bauxite/alumina and oil/gas. Paul has held managing director and other senior management roles in public companies. Paul was a founding shareholder and/or director of the following ASX listed companies: Reliance Mining, Encounter Resources, Rex Minerals, Silver Lake Resources, Paringa Resources, Dreadnought Resources and Avanco Resources. Paul is Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed copper/gold explorer Encounter Resources (ASX:ENR) and copper/gold explorer Dreadnought Resources (ASX:DRE).

  • CHAIRMAN, COSEC & CFO

    Les Davis

    Les has a Master’s Degree in Mineral Economics from Curtin University of WA and over 42 years mining industry experience including 17 years hands-on experience in mine development and narrow vein mining. Les career incorporates over 25 years senior management and executive experience including roles as Mine Manager, Technical Services Manager, Concentrator Manager, Resident Manager and GM Expansion Projects with organisations including WMC Resources, Reliance Mining and Consolidated Minerals. Les was the founding Managing Director of Silver Lake Resources (ASX:SLR) in 2007 and Non-Executive Director of Spectrum Metals (ASX:SPX) in 2019. Les is currently a Non-Executive Director of Black Cat Syndicate (ASX:BC8).

  • Exploration Manager

    Matt Price

    Matt has over 12 years experience in mineral exploration and holds a Master’s degree in Geosciences from Royal Holloway, University of London. Matt has extensive experience within Queensland having explored the Mt Isa and Charters Towers provinces for copper, gold, lead-zinc, uranium and rare earth elements. He has also led a porphyry copper exploration team in northern Chile. Most recently, Matt was involved with the restart of the Capricorn Copper Mine for EMR Capital overseeing Exploration and Resource Development.