Board & Management

Peter Moore – Ba LLB

Executive Chairman

Peter is a former commercial lawyer and the founder of SNG. He has over 40 years’ experience in the resource exploration space. Formally owned and managed Geoflite, a geo technical consulting company and other resource industry ventures.

Dr David Ransom – BSc, PhD

Non-Executive Director

Dr Ransom is a geologist and a graduate of the University of Sydney (BSc Geology) (Hons) and Australian National University (PhD – Structural Geology).  He has more than 45 years of experience in the mining industry in Australia and abroad, working extensively as a specialist consultant for 20 years with clients including CRA, BHP, Newmont. His earlier experience included roles as a project geologist with the Aberfoyle Group in Australia and Cominco Ltd in Canada.

Dr Ransom was a resource analyst and portfolio manager at Acorn Capital for 17 years, focusing on the small and micro-cap materials and energy sectors. He is well known and highly regarded in the funds management industry. He retired from Acorn Capital in September 2016 but remains a consultant.

Dr Ransom has extensive board experience with ASX companies gained over the past 25 years in mining and exploration companies, including serving on the board of African-focused gold miner Perseus Mining (ASX/TSX: PRU) since 2019.

Robert Gray – BCom, MSc Min Ec

Non-Executive Director

Rob has over 30 years’ experience in corporate and project finance, M&A, funds management and private equity investment in the natural resources sector in Australia, USA, Europe and sub-Saharan Africa including with RMB Resources Ltd and Bankers Trust.

Brett Butlin – BSc, MSc (Geol)

Chief Geologist

Brett is a Geologist with over 25 years’ experience in minerals exploration for a variety of commodities and was chief geologist for Citadel Resources delineating the Jabal Sayid copper deposit in Saudi Arabia which was eventually sold to Barrick in 2010.

Tony Panther – BEc, LLB, CA, AGIA

Company Secretary

Tony has over 30 years’ experience in a variety of fields. Following completion of university commerce and law degrees he worked as an external auditor with a major international chartered accounting firm and has progressed to a range of internal audit, compliance, senior finance and company secretarial roles with a number of ASX-listed and unlisted public companies covering financial services, utilities, biotech, IT services and environmental technologies. He specialises in financial reporting and company secretarial practice.

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