Board of Directors

Mr David Sproule

Chairman

Mr David Sproule has a Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering from the Western Australian School of Mines and has been self-employed in the Australian mining industry for most of the previous 35 years.

Mr Sproule has specialised in value creation within the minerals industry, founding and managing the private Polymetals Group which developed 8 Australian gold projects over 25 years. An “owner build” model was applied to all operations significantly reducing typical mine development costs. The projects collectively returned +2,000% in fully franked dividends on initial shareholder investment.

Mr Sproule was previously Chairman of Polymetals Mining Limited from its listing on ASX in 2011 until the company merged with Southern Cross Goldfields.

He has maintained a close involvement with the gold industry and first invested in the Guinea Project in 2017.

Chris Johnston

Dr Christopher Johnston

Non-Executive Director

Dr Christopher Johnston is a first-class honours graduate in geology from Auckland University and has 40 years-experience in the Australian mining industry.

Dr Johnston received his industry training in Australia with BH South Limited and the Electrolytic Zinc Co of Australasia Limited. He completed his doctoral studies at James Cook University and his Master of Accountancy degree at Charles Sturt University.

Dr Johnston has explored in most states of Australia for gold, silver and base metals for companies including Burdekin Resources NL, St Francis Mining Limited, Tritton Resources Limited and more recently as NSW Exploration Manager for Black Oak Minerals Limited (previously Polymetals Mining Limited).

Dr Johnston has presided over the geological management of the company’s Guinea Project from March 2020.

Christopher Schroor

Mr Christopher Schroor

Non-Executive Director

Mr Christopher Schroor has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management from the Queensland University of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration. Mr Schroor is currently completing the Owner President Manager course at Harvard University.

Mr Schroor is a founding director of the Azure Development Group, a multifaceted Property Development and Investment Company which has delivered over $500 million of projects since its inception in 2014. Mr Schroor has been responsible for all Capital raising and financing aspects of Azure.

In 2014 Mr Schroor established a Joint Venture in Thailand with Siam Commercial Bank, Kasikorn Bank, True Telecommunications, SuperNAP International and the Thai Royal Family office, to design and deliver SuperNAP Thailand, Asia’s first Tier IV Data Centre.

Mr Schroor was previously Executive Director – Commercial Development for the Springfield Land Corporation and during his 10 years in that role he spear-headed all development associated with the $8bn, 2830ha master planned city.