Non-Executive Chairman

Dr Foo has over 20 years experience in the investment banking, fund management and advisory businesses spanning Europe and Asia. He is qualified in Medicine (MB, BCh BAO) and Business Administration (MBA) from the Queen's University, United Kingdom, with further continuing education qualifications from Insead on Economic Value Added (EVA) and International Project Management.

He has experience with listed companies in Singapore, being previously Executive Director of CyberVillage Holdings Ltd and currently Lead Independent Director of PEC Ltd.

Kah was appointed a Director of the Company in October 2009.


Stewart dickson
Managing Director

Stewart is an experienced corporate financier with a decade of investment banking experience. Most recently, he was Managing Director and Head of Metals & Mining at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, based in London. He had responsibility for client coverage of public and private mining companies across precious metals and base metals, bulks, fertilizers and specialty metals. He has a broad range of international financial advisory, equity capital markets and corporate broking transaction experience including initial public offerings, financings and M&A.

Prior to investment banking, he Mr Dickson served in the British Army as a commissioned officer and saw operational service overseas. Stewart is a graduate of University College London and holds a MBA from Henley Business School.

Stewart was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 1 May 2017.


Non-Executive Director

Mike is a mining engineer from the Camborne School of Mines with over 15 years operational and executive management experience across a diverse range of commodities in Australia, West Africa and France. He has previously held senior and executive management roles with a number of companies including Rock Australia Mining & Civil Pty Ltd, Carnegie Minerals PLC and, more recently, with ASX listed Montezuma Mining Company Ltd where he was CEO. Mike's experience includes mine feasibility studies and mine operations, important in supporting Variscan's strategy to successfully advance its French projects towards production.

Mike has previously been a director of Carnegie Minerals Gambia Ltd and Cordier Mines SAS (France).

Mike was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 4 August 2015.


Mark pitts 
Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary

Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has more than 30 years’ experience in statutory reporting and business administration.

Mark has been directly involved with and consulted to a number of public companies holding senior financial management positions. He is a Partner in the corporate advisory firm Endeavour Corporate providing company secretarial support; corporate and compliance advice to a number of ASX listed public companies.