Melanie Leydin – Chairman
Melanie is a Chartered Accountant and is a Registered Company Auditor. She graduated from Swinburne University in 1997, became a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and since February 2000 has been the principal of chartered accounting firm, Leydin Freyer.
In the course of her practice she audits listed and unlisted public companies involved in the resources and biotechnology industry. Her practice also involves outsourced company secretarial and accounting services to public companies in the resources sector. This involves preparation of statutory financial statements, annual reports, half year reports, stock exchange announcements and quarterly ASX reporting and other statutory requirements.
Melanie has 22 years experience in the accounting profession and is a director and/or company secretary for a number of oil and gas, junior resources and exploration entities on the Australian Stock Exchange
Simon Peters – Managing Director
Mr Peters is a mining executive working for both contractors and exploration/mining companies in both hard and soft rock mining industry. He has 12 years in management positions across 3 continents (Africa, Australia & Asia)in 3 main commodities (Iron Ore, Gold and Industrial Minerals), covering all sections of the exploration & mining development process, including large scale and complex feasibility studies, stakeholder engagement, permits and approvals.
More recently he was project executive for a ASX listed entity Astron Ltd and a director of 3 subsidiaries including a joint venture subsidiary involved in funding and commissioning an African mineral sands operation and gold exploration programs. He has gained experience in production of industrial minerals, chemicals, iron ore and gold and has held senior operational and management positons within Rio Tinto and Henry Walker Eltin. He holds a bachelor of engineering (mining) with Honors from Federation University Australia and an unrestricted WA quarry managers certificate.
Simon is a partner of Sustainable Project Services which provides strategic & technical management consultancy advice to government, mining and agricultural sectors.
Chris Spurway – Non-Executive Director
Chris Spurway has over 22 years of industry experience including exploration management, resource definition and business development having worked with a spectrum of resource companies from large international organizations such as AngloGold Ashanti and CRA Exploration, mid-tier producers including Troy Resources and Serabi Gold and smaller exploration juniors. He has held senior management roles since 2004, including Exploration Manager for Serabi Gold and Troy Resources, both in Brazil and TriAusMin in Australia, currently serving as the Exploration Manager for Eurasian Minerals Inc. in Australia/New Zealand. He has a demonstrated track record of mineral deposit discovery and development in Australia, South America, and Canada. Mr. Spurway holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in geology from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Certificate in Management from the University of New England and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) and member of Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG), Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) and the Geological Society of Aust (GSA).
Justin Mouchacca – Company Secretary
Justin graduated from RMIT University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting. During his university studies he completed a work placement program with Leydin Freyer which in turn led to his employment as a corporate accountant in February 2007.
Justin became a Chartered Accountant in 2011 and since July 2013 has been a principal of Leydin Freyer. He has over 10 years’ experience in the accounting profession and has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting, reorganisation of Companies and shareholder relations.