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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.

 

Susan Vearncombe

Non-Executive Director 

 

Susan has over 30 years’ experience in the exploration and mining sectors. Susan has a very strong technical background that spans projects across Australasia, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. She has held former executive managerial and non-executive positions and most recently been involved with the identification and commercialisation of projects on the Iberian Peninsula.

Susan was key in the origination and incubation of the high-quality zinc assets in Spain acquired by the Company and as co-vendor of these properties has a significant, indirect shareholding in the Company.

 

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.