Executive Chair & Managing Director
Mr Christopher Cairns completed a First Class Honours degree in Economic Geology from the University of Canberra in 1992. Mr Cairns has extensive experience having worked for: BHP Minerals as Exploration Geologist / Supervising Geologist in Queensland and the Philippines Aurora Gold as Exploration Manager at the Mt Muro Gold Mine in Borneo LionOre as Supervising Geologist for the Thunderbox Gold Mine and Emily Anne Nickel Mine drill outs Sino Gold as Geology Manager responsible for the Jinfeng Gold Deposit feasibility drillout and was responsible for the discovery of the stratabound gold mineralisation taking the deposit from 1.5Moz to 3.5Moz in 14 months. Mr Cairns joined Integra Mining Limited in March 2004 and as Managing Director oversaw the discovery of three gold deposits, the funding and construction of a new processing facility east of Kalgoorlie transforming the company from explorer to gold producer with first gold poured in September 2010. In 2008 Integra was awarded the Australian Explorer of the Year by Resources Stocks Magazine and in 2011 was awarded Gold Miner of the Year by Paydirt Magazine and the Gold Mining Journal. In January 2013, Integra was taken over by Silver Lake Resources Limited for $426 million (at time of bid) at which time Mr Cairns resigned along with the whole Integra Board after having successfully recommended shareholders accept the Silver Lake offer. Mr Cairns is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a member of the JORC Committee, a member of the Society of Economic Geologists and Chairman of the Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame.
Executive Technical Director
B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc
Ms Jennifer Murphy completed a First Class Honours Degree in Geology in 1989, and subsequently a Master of Science Degree in 1993 at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. Ms Murphy joined Anglo American Corporation in 1993 as an exploration geologist working in Tanzania and Mali. In 1996, she immigrated to Australia and joined Normandy Mining Limited, working initially as a project geologist in the Eastern Goldfields and Murchison Greenstone Provinces and afterwards was responsible for the development and management of the GIS and administration of the exploration database. Between 2004 and 2007, Ms Murphy provided contract geological services to a range of junior exploration companies. Ms Murphy joined Integra Mining Limited in 2007, initially as an administration geologist, and in 2010 the role was expanded to that of corporate geologist. In 2013 Ms Murphy joined Stavely Minerals as part of the management team to provide technical and geological expertise. Ms Murphy is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and has a broad range of geological experience ranging from exploration program planning and implementation, GIS and database management, business development, technical and statutory, and ASX reporting, as well as corporate research and analysis and investor liaison.
Non Executive Director
Mr Peter Ironside has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is a Chartered Accountant and business consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industry. Mr Ironside has a significant level of accounting, financial compliance and corporate governance experience including corporate initiatives and capital raisings. Mr Ironside has been a Director and/or Company Secretary of several ASX listed companies including Integra Mining Limited and Extract Resources Limited (before $2.18Bn takeover) and is currently a non-executive director of Zamanco Minerals Limited Mr Ironside is Chair of the Company’s Audit and Risk Committee.
Non Executive Director & Company Secretary
B.Bus, CA, F.Fin
Ms Amanda Sparks is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Ms Sparks has over 30 years of resources related financial experience, both with explorers and producers. Amanda brings a range of important skills to the Board with her extensive experience in financial management, corporate governance and compliance for listed companies.
Non Executive Director
Mr Robert (Rob) Dennis is a mining engineer with over 45 years’ experience in the nickel, copper, gold and alumina industries. Rob is a skilled leader and has extensive base metals and precious metals operational, technical and project development experience. Past positions included, CEO and MD of Poseidon Nickel Limited, COO for the Independence Group (IGO) where he was responsible IGO’s nickel, copper, zinc and gold operations including overseeing the development and commissioning of IGO’s Nova Nickel Project. Prior to that, he held positions including COO Adita Birla Minerals Ltd where he managed the expansion and development of the Nifty Copper Project in the North West of Western Australia and the Mt Gordon operation in North Queensland, General Manager Project Development for Lionore Australia, General Manager Operations for Great Central Mines and Chief Mining Engineer for Western Mining Corporation.