Mr Ashok A Parekh
BBUS FCA, AIMM, FTIA
Chairman - Non-Executive Director
Mr Ashok Parekh is a chartered accountant, with over 39 years’ experience, who owns a large Accounting Practice in Kalgoorlie, which he has operated for 33 years. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 by the Governor General of Australia, and was recently awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the highest award granted by the institute in Australia.
Mr Parekh has over 33 years’ experience in providing advice to mining companies and service providers to the mining industry. He has spent many years negotiating with public listed companies and prospectors on mining deals which have resulted in new IPOs and the commencement of new gold mining operations. He has also been involved in the management of gold mining and milling companies in the Kalgoorlie region, and has been the Managing Director of some of these companies. He is well known in the West Australian mining industry and has a very successful background in the ownership of numerous businesses in the Goldfields.
Mr Parekh was an Executive Chairman of ASX-listed A1 Consolidated Gold Limited (ASX: AYC) from 2011 to 2014.
Mr Jeffrey W Williams
BSc (Mining Eng), MBA, FAusIMM
Mr Jeffrey Williams has over 40 years’ industry experience with 16 years’ experience as a professional mining engineer in Australia and seven years in the stockbroking industry, and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. His mining experience ranges from mine planning, underground management and feasibility studies through to mine development.
Mr Williams was the Managing Director of Mineral Deposits Ltd for 15 years and departed in late 2011. He secured the Sabodala gold and Grande Cote zircon projects in Senegal in West Africa, and commenced gold production in March 2009. The market capitalisation of Mineral Deposits Limited increased from AUD$6 million in 2003 to over AUD$1000 million in 2011. Mr Williams has since been involved in other smaller mining companies on the ASX to develop exploration plans mostly in Australia.
He is currently a Director of Herencia Resources plc.
Mr Peter Rozenauers
BME (Hons I), MAppFin, MAusIMM
Mr Peter Rozenauers is a Portfolio Manager with Orion Mine Finance and has over 25 years of experience in the natural resources and finance industry. He earned a BEng (Honors I) in Mining from the University of NSW, a Master in Applied Finance from the University of Technology Sydney and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Prior to Orion, Mr Rozenauers was a Senior Investment Manager for a predecessor business of Orion, and prior to that was Managing Director and Head of Asian Commodities Distribution for Barclays Capital in Singapore, a leading global investment bank. Mr Rozenauers spent over 13 years working in senior banking roles in Singapore, New York and London. Mr Rozenauers is a Non-Executive Director of Blackham Resources Ltd (ASX) and Chairman of Lynx Resources, a private company.
Mr Stephen Hewitt-Dutton
Mr Stephen Hewitt-Dutton is a Chartered Accountant and is an Associate Director of Trident Capital. He holds a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University and is an affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, accounting and company secretarial matters.
Before joining Trident Capital, Mr Hewitt-Dutton was an Associate Director of Carmichael Corporate where he assisted clients by providing equity market, IPO and M&A advice and assistance. He has also held Financial Controller and Company Secretary positions for both public and private companies for more than 15 years.
Mr Andrew Pumphrey
Assoc Dip (Mine Surveying) (WASM), BSc (Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology) (WASM), MAIG, MAusIMM
Mr Andrew Pumphrey is a geologist and mine surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in the Western Australian mining industry. Since May 2016 Mr Pumphrey holds the role of General Manager for MacPhersons Resources, prior to this in August 2015 he re-joined MacPhersons as the Operations Manager. He previously held the role of Exploration Manager from January 2012 to August 2014 at MacPhersons.
Mr Pumphrey has been based in Kalgoorlie since 1989 operating a successful mineral exploration contracting business. He has applied his extensive field experience and geological knowledge to numerous gold and nickel projects throughout WA. He has also been involved in private underground and open pit gold mining including processing operations.