Directors & Management

Robert Benussi

Non-Executive Director

Mr Benussi was the founding shareholder and director of Bligh Resources Limited (ASX: BGH) holding the positions of Managing Director / Chief Financial Officer from 1 July 2011 to 8 October 2015.

Prior to this role he held various positions at Jupiter Mines Limited as Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and General Manager, Corporate from July 2006 to June 2011 and was a Non- Executive Director of Resource Star Limited (ASX: RSL) from July 2009 to March 2013.

Michael Naylor

Executive Director

Mr Naylor has 17 years’ experience in corporate advisory and public company management since commencing his career and qualifying as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young. Mr Naylor has been involved in the management of mineral and resources focused public companies serving on the board and in the executive management team focusing on advancing and developing mineral resource assets and business development.

He has previously worked as the Financial Controller of ASX listed Resolute Mining Limited, Finance Director and Company Secretary of ASX listed Dragon Mining Limited and most recently as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of dual ASX/TSX-V listed Coventry Resources Inc where he oversaw the completion of the Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Cameron Gold Project and the listing on the TSX-V. Mr Naylor has worked in Australia, Africa and Canada and has extensive experience in capital raisings, debt financings and treasury management of resource companies. Mr Naylor is also a member of the Chartered Secretaries Australia.

Mark Calderwood

Managing Director

Mr Calderwood is a Chartered Professional Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Non-Executive Director of Amani Gold and Non-Executive Chairman of Manas Resources Limited.

Previously, Mr Calderwood spent more than a decade with Mt Edon Gold Mines, before moving onto Border Gold, a junior gold explorer which later became Moto Gold Mines. In 1995 he moved to Ghana to run gold explorer Leo Shield Exploration NL’s Ghana office. Leo Shield ultimately created Perseus Mining in 2003.

Mr Calderwood was Managing Director of ASX-100 listed gold producer Perseus Mining Limited, a West African Gold producer and explorer from its inception in 2003 until January 2013. Mr Calderwood steered Perseus from an exploration company to a +200,000oz per year producing gold company. Under Mr Calderwood’s leadership Perseus discovered more than 6.8 million ounces of gold, built the Edikan Gold Mine, Ghana, on time and on budget and started commercial production in January 2012.