Board of Directors
Graham Ascough is a senior resources executive with more than 30 years of industry experience evaluating mineral projects and resources in Australia and overseas. He has had broad industry involvement ranging from playing a leading role in setting the strategic direction for significant country-wide exploration programs to working directly with mining and exploration companies.
Mr Ascough is a geophysicist by training and was the Managing Director of ASX listed Mithril Resources Ltd from October 2006 until June 2012.
Prior to joining Mithril in 2006, Mr Ascough was the Australian Manager of Nickel and PGM Exploration at the major Canadian resources house, Falconbridge Ltd (acquired by Xstrata Plc in 2006).
He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (“AusIMM”) and is a Professional Geoscientist of Ontario, Canada.
Robert Waugh has over 25 years of experience in the resources sector and was a critical member of the WMC Resources Ltd (“WMC”) exploration team
that discovered the Nebo-Babel nickel/copper/PGM deposit at West Musgrave in 2000.
He was subsequently Project Manager of the team that defined the initial resource at Nebo-Babel. Mr Waugh has held senior exploration management
roles in a number of companies including WMC and BHP Billiton Exploration Ltd. Mr Waugh has extensive exploration and mining experience in a range of commodities including gold, nickel, copper, uranium and PGMs.
Mr Waugh holds a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in geology from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from Curtin University and the Western Australian School of Mines. Mr Waugh is a Fellow of the AusIMM and a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
Mrs Ross is a qualified accountant holding a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and has the designation CPA from the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants. Mrs Ross is a Chartered Secretary with over 30 years’ experience in accounting and administration in the mining industry.
Mrs Ross was part of the team that floated Independence Group NL (“IGO”). IGO listed on the ASX in 2002 and Mrs Ross was Company Secretary and CFO for 10 years. Mrs Ross was a Director of IGO for 12 years from 2002 to 2014. Mrs Ross retired from the Board of IGO on 24 December 2014.
Prior to IGO, Mrs Ross was a senior accountant at Resolute Ltd from 1987 to 2000 during which time Resolute became a gold producer in Ghana, Tanzania and at several mines in Western Australia.
Mrs Ross was appointed a Director of Musgrave Minerals in 26 May 2010, and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
John Percival has been involved in investment and merchant banking for over 25 years including 15 years as Investment Manager of Barclays Bank New Zealand Ltd. In addition, he has extensive experience in stockbroking, corporate finance and investment management.
In 1995 Mr Percival was appointed to the Board of Goldsearch Limited and was an Executive Director from 2000 to 2014. In May 2014, Goldsearch changed direction and Mr Percival resigned his executive position.
Mr Lambert is a mining engineer and experienced company director who joined the Company as a Non-executive Director in February 2021. He has over 35 years’ involvement in the Australian and international resources industry encompassing mining operations, project development, business development and corporate administration.
Mr Lambert is a graduate of the Western Australian School of Mines and commenced his professional career with Western Mining Corporation in 1983. He was a member of the senior management team at WMC’s Mt Magnet gold operations that initiated the transition to large scale open pit mining and construction of the current Checker processing plant.
Post WMC, Mr Lambert held executive roles with a number of junior and mid-tier resource companies where his responsibilities included overseeing several greenfields resource projects through feasibility study, development and commissioning.
Mr Lambert has served as a director of companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, London’s AIM market, the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Thailand.