Management Team

Tim Wither

Tim Wither

Managing Director

Tim Wither is a mining executive with over 20 years experience in the resource sector, both domestically and internationally, with key involvement in the development of several greenfield base metal projects. Mr Wither has held various senior executive and strategic leadership roles in Australia, India, Africa, South America, with publicly listed companies on both the ASX and TSX.

Tim is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an MBA from Curtin Graduate School of Business,  Graduate Diploma of Mining, Graduate Diploma in Natural Resource Law, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mine Engineering and Surveying from the WA School of Mines. He is also a candidate for Master of Commercial and Resources Law at University of WA. 

Steve Zaninovich

Steve Zaninovich

Chairman

Steve Zaninovich is a highly qualified and experienced Engineer with over 25 years’ project management experience in Australia and overseas. He was previously Project Director for Tawana Resources, and was responsible for the delivery of the Bald Hill Lithium Project (WA), commissioning and handover. Previously, he was Vice President of Major Projects and part of the Executive Management Team at Teranga Gold Corporation and Chief Operating Officer with Gryphon. Mr Zaninovich is currently a Non-Executive Director of Canyon Resources Ltd and Indiana Resources Ltd and was previously an Executive Director with Lycopodium Minerals and Non-Executive Director with Centaurus Metals, Gryphon Minerals and Orway Minerals Consultants.

Gerard Anderson

Gerard Anderson

Non-Executive Director

Gerard Anderson is a geologist with 42 years’ experience in exploration, mine and resource geology, principally in iron ore, gold and base metals. Gerard’s senior management positions have included Exploration Superintendent at Boddington Gold Mine, Chief Geologist at Bronzewing Gold Mine, Chief Geologist at Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, General Manager of Golden Grove Operations, General Manager of Newmont Joint Ventures and Managing Director of Croesus Mining Limited, Centrex Metals Limited, Archer Exploration Limited and, as of March 2018, Woomera Mining Limited.

In addition to his geology qualifications, Gerard has completed a post graduate degree in Business and a Masters in Mineral Economics.

Martin Janes

Martin Janes

Non-Executive Director

Martin Janes has joined the board as a Non-Executive Director. Mr Janes is a senior mining executive with over 28 years’ experience. Until recently, Martin was Chief Executive Officer of Terramin Australia Limited (ASX: TZN), a position he commenced in June 2013 after holding the position of CFO from August 2006 to December 2010. Martin previously worked at ASX listed uranium company Toro Energy Limited (ASX: TOE), where he held the position of General Manager – Marketing and Project Finance. Martin has a strong finance background with expertise in equity, debt, project financing tools and commodity off-take negotiation.

Paul Cmrlec

Paul Cmrlec

Non-Executive Director

Mr Cmrlec is the Managing Director of Pantoro Limited (ASX:PNR). Mr Cmrlec holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree with Honours from the University of South Australia. He has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate and operational management of mining companies. Paul has held a number of operational and planning roles with several companies and was previously the Group Underground Mining Engineer for Harmony Gold Australia and the Group Mining Engineer for Metals X Limited. In addition to operational mining roles, Mr Cmrlec’s experience includes the general management of major feasibility studies for the Wafi Copper-Gold deposit in Papua New Guinea, and the Wingellina Nickel-Cobalt deposit in the Central Musgraves region of Western Australia. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of Metals X Limited and Westgold Resources Limited.

Scott Huffadine

Scott Huffadine

Alternative - Non-Executive Director

Mr Huffadine is the Operations Director for Pantoro Limited (ASX:PNR). Mr Huffadine holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours. Mr Huffadine is a geologist with more than 25 years’ experience in the resource industry, specifically project management, geology and executive management. Mr Huffadine has held several key management positions ranging from operational start-ups involving open pit and underground mining projects, through to large integrated operations in gold and base metals. He was previously Managing Director of Kingsrose Mining Limited, an Executive Director of Metals X Limited and Managing Director of Westgold Resources Limited.

Rajita Alwis

Rajita Alwis

Company Secretary

Rajita Alwis has over 20 years experience in the accounting profession.  Ms Alwis has provided company secretarial and CFO services to a number of ASX listed companies.  She is highly experienced in governance, financial reporting, corporate advisory and corporate compliance.  Ms Alwis has been a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for over 15 years and regularly conducts workshops for the CA Program which covers corporate governance, ethics, corporate social responsibility and business finance.

Rajita has a Bachelor of Laws from University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Accounting. 

Dr Travis Murphy

Dr Travis Murphy

Chief Geologist

Travis is a geologist with over 25 years’ experience in mine-geology, near-mine/brown-fields/green-fields exploration, research and consulting. He has hands-on experience in gold and base-metal exploration and brings with him structural geology expertise, as applied to exploration and mining. His recent position with CSA Global as Principal Consultant – Structural Geology saw Travis work across four continents. Importantly, Travis began his career in Kambalda 25 years ago and is no stranger to the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.

Travis has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) from UTS, and PhD in Structural/Economic Geology from JCU. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).

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