Management & Technical Team

Pieter Britz PrEng, MBA, MAusIMM

President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Britz is an industrial engineer with over 20 years experience in operations, capital markets and corporate development in the resources sector. He has served on the board of a number of resource companies in Canada, Australia and China. After spending 13 years in the mining industry in Africa with Kumba Resources, Mr. Britz spent three years in investment banking with Royal Bank of Canada in Australia, until 2007 when he joined The Sentient Group as an investment professional in private equity.

Alex Dann CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Dann is a chartered accountant with over 20 years experience leading financial operations and strategic planning for multinational companies, primarily in the mining sector. He has held senior roles with Falconbridge Ltd., Rio Algom Ltd., and most recently as CFO of Avion Gold Corp., prior to its acquisition by Endeavour Mining Corporation.

Lachlan Reynolds BSc, MAusIMM, MAIG

Mr. Reynolds is a geologist with over 24 years’ experience in mineral exploration, development projects and mining operations internationally. He has held several senior management positions and has extensive experience working with multi-disciplinary teams on a wide variety of projects.

André Wessels BEng, MBA, GAICD, MAusIMM

VP Global Operations
Mr. Wessels is an industrial engineer with more than 23 years’ experience in mining and related fields, steel, financial services and information and communication technology industries. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute for Company Directors and member of AusIMM and has lived and worked in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Nathan Chutas PhD, CPG

Exploration Manager, PNG
Mr. Chutas has over 15 years of experience in mining and exploration, having worked on a variety of metallic resource projects in the US, Alaska, Mexico, South Africa and PNG.

Nathan Brooks

Facilities and Business Support Manager, PNG
Mr. Brooks brings over 12 years of international facilities management experience to the team, having worked in remote and developed locations in the UK, Afghanistan and Indonesia. He has lived in the Southeast Asia Pacific region for a number of years and has extensive knowledge and understanding of the cultures and social environment.