Board of Directors and Management

Simon Lill - Executive Chairman

BSc MBA
Mr. Lill has a BSc and a Masters of Business Administration, both from The University of Western Australia and has been a corporate adviser with Trident Capital Pty Ltd for the last 5 years. He has over 25 years’ experience in stockbroking, capital raising, management, business development and analysis for a range of small and start-up companies, both in the manufacturing and resources industries, and has specialised in that time in company restructuring activities.

Andy Beckwith - Executive Technical Director

BSc (Applied Geology) 
Mr. Beckwith has a Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology) from the University of South Australia, and has over 30 years of Geological and Management experience. His more recent roles include successfully building Westgold to circa 5M ounces of resources as Managing Director  and prior to that,  senior roles with Anglo Gold Australia.
Andy has successfully worked on projects from grassroots to mine development and has extensive experience working with corporate transactions, project acquisitions and project generation.
Andy Beckwith joined De Grey Mining originally as a consultant, before coming on as Technical Director and Operations Manager in November 2017 and has played a significant role in the rebirth of the company.

Peter Hood - Non-executive Director 

B.E (Chem.), HBS(Advanced Management Programme), FAICD, FIChemE and AusIMM

Mr. Hood, a Chemical Engineer, has had a distinguished career in the Australian Mining and Chemical Industries. He held the position of Senior Production Engineer at the Kwinana Nickel Refinery from 1971 to 1981, then Mill Superintendent of the WMC Kambalda Nickel and Gold Operations between 1982 to 1985. In 1985, he joined Coogee Chemicals Pty Ltd in the position of General Manager and then as their CEO between 1998 and 2005. He then held the position of CEO of Coogee Resources Ltd before retiring in 2008. Through that period he was part of the management team that oversaw significant growth in Coogee Chemicals company capitalisation.

Currently he holds positions on the board of two other ASX listed companies; GR Engineering and Matrix Composites and Engineering Ltd.

Eduard Eshuys  

BSc, FAUSIMM, FAICD

Eduard, aged 73 is a geologist with several decades of exploration experience in Australia. His successes as Joseph Gutnick’s exploration director are well known. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he led the teams that discovered the Plutonic, Bronzewing and Jundee gold deposits, and the Cawse Nickel Deposit. He has also had involvement in the Maggie Hays and Mariners nickel discoveries in the 1970’s. More recently he was the Managing Director and CEO of St Barbara Limited from July 2004 to March 2009. During this time St Barbara Limited grew substantially as a gold producer.

Eduard is also a Director of DGO Gold Limited.

 

Bruce Parncutt AO

BSc, MBA
Bruce, aged 67, is Chairman of investment banking group Lion Capital, a member of The Australian Ballet Board, The University of Melbourne Campaign Board, and the University of Melbourne Centre for Positive Psychology Strategic Advisory Board, and a Trustee of the Helen MacPherson Smith Trust. His career spans over 40 years in investment management, investment banking and stock broking. Previous roles include have included: Managing Director of McIntosh Securities, Senior Vice President of Merrill Lynch, Director of Australian Stock Exchange Ltd, President of the Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria, Board Member and Chairman of the NGV Foundation, member of the Felton Bequest Committee, Council member of Melbourne Grammar School, and Director of a number of listed public companies, including Acrux Ltd, Praemium Limited and Stuart Petroleum Ltd.

Bruce is also a Director of DGO Gold Limited

Craig Nelmes - Joint Company Secretary

B.Bus ACIS
Craig Nelmes is an Accountant with over 20 years experience in the mining sector in Australia and overseas. For the last 6 years he has worked with Corporate Consultants Pty Ltd, a company providing accounting, secretarial and administrative services to ASX and TSX listed entities.

Patrick Holywell - Joint Company Secretary

BCom, FGIA, Grad Dip CA, GAICD

Mr Holywell is a Chartered Accountant with fifteen years of experience in corporate governance, finance and accounting including employment with Deloitte, Touche Tohmatsu Ltd and Patersons Securities Ltd. He has extensive experience in the mining and resource industry and has significant experience in the development and ongoing operation of managed investment schemes, including regulatory and compliance. He has also been employed by, and acted as, company secretary, CFO and/or director of several companies in the resources sector.

Phil Tornatora - Exploration Manager

BSc (Hons), MEconGeol

Mr. Tornatora joins De Grey Mining with over 25 years of geological experience. He has had substantial Exploration Management experience; with over 4 years as General Manager of Exploration at Northern Star. During this time Northern Star advanced from a single mine operation to a multi-mine company producing around 500Koz gold per annum.  Prior to this, Phil worked as Exploration and Geology Manager for Galaxy Resources, a prominent Australian lithium/tantalum producer. He has held senior Geology roles with major International gold producer AngloGold Ashanti and has had a range of experience from regional to near mine exploration and resource development roles.

Philip has a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Master of Economic Geology, and is a member of the AUSIMM and AIG. He has worked on numerous projects, both in Australia, Africa and SE Asia, with his extensive experience being a welcomed addition to the team at De Grey.