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Board and Management

Stewart Dickson

Managing Director & CEO 


Stewart Dickson has significant corporate and commercial experience across the natural resources and financial services sectors. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Variscan Mines Limited since 2017 and delivered a number of strategic changes. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of London-listed Trans-Siberian Gold plc, a low-cost gold producer in Russia.

His prior appointment was as Managing Director and Head of Metals & Mining at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe in London, with responsibility for client coverage of public and private mining companies across precious metals and base metals, bulks, fertilizers and specialty metals.

Stewart has a broad range of experience advising small and mid-sized quoted companies at Board level on financial advisory, corporate strategy, equity capital markets, financings, M&A, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. Prior to investment banking, Mr. Dickson served in the British Army. He is a graduate of University College London, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and holds a MBA from Henley Business School.


Foo Fatt Kah

Non-Executive Chairman 


Dr Foo has over 30 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 is co-founder and Managing Director of Luminor Capital Pte Ltd, a fund management company based in Singapore. He is also a director of a number of companies, both listed and private. Kah was appointed a Director of the Company in October 2009.


Mike Moore

Non-Executive Director 


Mike is a mining engineer from the Camborne School of Mines with over 20 years operational and executive management experience across a diverse range of commodities in Australia, Indonesia, West Africa and Europe.

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 with ASX listed Montezuma Mining Company Ltd where he was CEO.

Mike is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mike is currently serving as Managing Director of Golden State Mining Limited, an ASX listed gold explorer.


Nicholas (Nick) Farr-Jones

Non-Executive Director 


Nick has over 25 years of experience in the global mining sector as a specialist in natural resources investment and corporate governance. Additionally, he is an experienced public company director.

Nick qualified as a lawyer before pursing a career in investment banking. Notably, he was responsible for the metal derivative business of Societe Generale in Europe and Australia before leading its commodity finance business in Australia. He is currently a Director of Taurus Funds Management, headquartered in Sydney, which specialises in bespoke financing solutions for global mid-tier and junior mining companies.

Nick also holds a number of charitable appointments and is a highly regarded speaker on leadership. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 1992 for services to rugby union having captained the Australian rugby team to World Cup success in 1991.


Mark Pitts

Company Secretary 


Mr Pitts 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.