Key People


CFO / 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 $100 million 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, Thomson Resources Ltd and KBL Mining Limited. He also provides consulting services to Lynas Corporation Ltd, an ASX 100 company.


Managing Geologist

Wendy Corbett has been part of the Variscan team for 15 years and has more than 35 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry. Wendy has broad experience in managing tenements, administering exploration programs, joint venture negotiation and information technology management.


Director General – Variscan Mines

Michel Bonnemaison is a French geologist with extensive experience in Europe, Africa and South America. Michel spent much of the last 35 years working with the French geological survey, the BRGM and was the Deputy Head of Minerals Resources Division. He was President and CEO of SEIEMSA, a subsidiary of the BRGM mining group in Spain. Michel completed a PhD on the metallogeny of the Salsigne gold mine and is widely recognised as one the preeminent authorities on gold deposits in France.


MICHELLE LILLEY  B Bus, (Western Sydney), CA

Financial Controller

Michelle Lilley is an experienced chartered accountant who holds a Bachelor in Accounting. Her experience has been gained over 15 years in financial and management accounting. Michelle provides financial management to three other companies within the Variscan group.