Board of Directors
Our highly experienced and respected Board is responsible for governing our Company and acting in the best interests of all shareholders.
Paul is a chartered accountant with over thirty years’ experience in the resources sector gained in Australia and the United States. Paul has experience across a range of commodity businesses including gold, nickel, uranium, manganese, bauxite/alumina and oil/gas. Paul has held managing director and other senior management roles in public companies. Paul was a founding shareholder and/or director of the following ASX listed companies: Reliance Mining, Encounter Resources, Rex Minerals, Silver Lake Resources, Paringa Resources, Dreadnought Resources and Avanco Resources. Paul is Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed copper/gold explorer Encounter Resources (ASX:ENR) and copper/gold explorer Dreadnought Resources (ASX:DRE).
Gareth has a First Class Honours degree in Earth Science from the University of Melbourne. Gareth’s career incorporates over 24 years mining industry experience covering numerous ore body types in both underground and surface environments with a proven ability in leading mine geology, resource development and near mine exploration teams. He has worked his way up from mine geologist to chief operations geologist and registered mine manager positions in both open cut and underground operations which includes 11 years senior management experience with organisations including Saracen Minerals, Silver Lake Resources and Norilsk. Of particular relevance, Gareth was the Chief Geologist and late Resident Manager at Mount Monger which is similar in many ways to Bulong and involved managing a workforce of approximately 200.
Les has a Master’s Degree in Mineral Economics from Curtin University of WA and over 42 years mining industry experience including 17 years hands-on experience in mine development and narrow vein mining. Les career incorporates over 25 years senior management and executive experience including roles as Mine Manager, Technical Services Manager, Concentrator Manager, Resident Manager and GM Expansion Projects with organisations including WMC Resources, Reliance Mining and Consolidated Minerals. Les was the founding Managing Director of Silver Lake Resources (ASX:SLR) in 2007 and Non-Executive Director of Spectrum Metals (ASX:SPX) in 2019. Les is currently a Non-Executive Director of Sunshine Gold Limited (ASX:SHN).
Tony has more than 40 years of multi-disciplined mining experience across ten different countries and is qualified in mechanical and electrical engineering with an honours degree in metallurgy. Tony has significant experience in the development and operation of mining projects, having been responsible for, or closely involved with, the commissioning of more than seven mines.
Most recently, Tony was a driving force behind Avanco Resources Ltd. Avanco successfully transitioned from explorer to producer after discovering Antas, one of the world’s highest grade copper desposits in Brazil. Under Tony’s guidance, Avanco went on to develop Antas on-time and on-budget. Avanco was acquired in 2018 by OZ Minerals Ltd for ~$430 million.
Tony’s operational experience involves both open-pit and underground mines as well as processing and maintenance management. Tony is a Non-Executive Director of minerals explorer New World Resources.
Senior Leadership Team
Our highly skilled Management Team is responsible for leading the Company to achieve our vision of becoming a responsible gold mining company.
Chief Financial Officer
David Lim is a highly experienced Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretarial professional with over 18 years of senior experience in finance and corporate administration with a number of ASX-listed resource companies. David is responsible for the planning, implementation, managing and operating of all the strategic and day-to-day finance activities of Black Cat Syndicate. David has experience in transitioning companies from explorers through development and into production as well as mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance.
Joint Company Secretary
Dan is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with over 10 years’ experience in the administration and accounting of publicly listed companies following significant public practice experience.
Dan holds undergraduate degrees with honours in both Mathematics and Accounting and is an employee of Endeavour Corporate, which specialises in the provision of company secretarial and accounting services to ASX listed entities in the mining and exploration industry.
Joint Company Secretary
Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has more than 25 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. Mark 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.