Board of Directors

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Mr Mel Ashton

Non-Executive Chairman

Qualifications: B.Com, FCA, FAICD

Mr Ashton holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia, is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

He has over 35 years experience as a Chartered Accountant specialising in Corporate Restructuring and Finance and as a Professional Company Director. This experience is complimented by his strategic approach and extensive business network.

His former roles include Director of the Hawaiian Group of Companies and Chairman of ASX listed companies Gryphon Minerals Ltd, Resource Development Group Ltd and Empired Ltd, President and Director of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Vice President and Director of Fremantle Football Club Ltd and Chairman of Cullen Wines (Australia) Pty Ltd.

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Hamish Halliday

Mr Hamish Halliday

Non-Executive Director

Qualifications:BSc (Geology), MAusIMM


Mr Halliday has over 15 years of both corporate & technical experience within the mining industry. Mr Halliday co-founded Venture Minerals and was instrumental in the acquisition of its tenement portfolio including the Mt Lindsay Tin-Tungsten Project.


Prior to Venture Minerals, Mr Halliday founded Adamus Resources Limited, a company he ran as CEO for 6 years growing the company from a A$3 million float to a multi-million ounce emerging gold producer. Mr Halliday also co-founded Gryphon Minerals a very successful junior explorer defining a significant gold resource in West Africa.

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Mr Andrew Radonjic

Managing Director

Qualifications: BAppSc (Mining Geology), MSc (Mineral Economics), MAusIMM

Mr Radonjic is a geologist and mineral economist with over 25 years of experience in mining and exploration, with a specific focus on gold and nickel in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.
Mr Radonjic began his career at the Agnew Nickel Mine before spending over 15 years in the Paddington, Mount Pleasant and Lady Bountiful Extended operations north of Kalgoorlie. He has fulfilled a variety of senior roles which gave rise to three gold discoveries, totalling in excess of 3 million ounces in resources and the development of over 1 million ounces.
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John Jetter

Mr John Jetter

Non-Executive Director

Qualifications: B.Law, B.Econ, INSEAD

Mr Jetter has extensive international finance and M&A experience being the former Managing Director, CEO and head of investment banking of JPMorgan in Germany and Austria, and a member of the European Advisory Council, JPMorgan London. He has held various senior positions with JPMorgan during which time he focused his attention on major corporate clients and advised on some of Europe’s largest corporate transactions.

Mr Jetter currently holds a number of other board positions including Member of the Board of Otto Energy Limited, Chairman of Katherine Jetter Limited (Delaware) and Member of the Advisory Board of Rosemont Realty Corporation (Santa Fe).

Mr Jetter previously held positions as Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Member of the Board of Conergy AG, Chairman of the Board of Rodenstock GMBH (Germany), Deputy Chairman of the Board of European Business School, and Chairman of the Finance Faculty Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.