Board and Management

Board and Management

Simon Eley


Simon has extensive experience in the identification and commercialisation of mineral resource projects and was the founding director of Egan Street Resources Ltd, having led the acquisition of the Rothsay Gold Project in 2011. Egan Street was taken over by Silver Lake Resources in early 2020 for an implied value of approximately A$79m. Simon was an Executive Director of Aragon Resources Limited (Aragon) and led the team that secured the Central Murchison Gold Project which became Aragon’s core asset and eventually let to a $76m takeover by Westgold Resources Limited in 2011. Simon was also Chairman of Tierra Grande Resources Inc. (OTCBB:TGRI) until the company entered a merger with VNUE Inc. (OTCQB: VNUE).

Karl Jupp


A Geologist with over 20 years’ technical and leadership experience in the Australian and international mineral resources sector. Karl commenced his career in mineral exploration in Western Australia working for Normandy, Great Central Mines, and Barrick, later moving into mining and leadership roles and eventually consulting. He has co-authored several technical papers and is experienced in Feasibility Studies, JORC Mineral Resource delineation and management of Ore Reserve conversion.

Ben Donovan

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Applied Finance and Commercial Law, Graduate Diploma in applied Corporate Governance

Ben is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia and provides corporate  advisory, IPO and consultancy services to a number of companies. Mr Donovan is currently a company secretary of several ASX listed and public unlisted companies and has gained experience across resources, agritech, biotech, media and technology industries. He has extensive experience in listing rules compliance and corporate governance, having served as a Senior Adviser at the ASX in Perth for nearly 3 years, where he managed the listing of nearly 100 companies on the ASX. In addition, Mr Donovan has experience in the capital markets having raised capital and assisted numerous companies on achieving an initial listing on the ASX, as well as for a period of time, as a private client adviser at a boutique stock broking group.

Jason Boladeras


Jason is an accomplished exploration manager with extensive experience in Australia and overseas. As the former Exploration Manager for Northern Star Resources (ASX: NST), he played a pivotal role in the company’s remarkable growth, leading the team’s expansion from six members in the Kimberley to over thirty across four key projects in Western Australia’s Pilbara/Murchison regions. During his tenure at Northern Star, he played a key role in acquiring the Paulsens Gold Mine and added over one million ounces of gold resources to the portfolio. Before joining Westar, Jason owned and directed Geoarc Pty Ltd, offering corporate and exploration management geological services primarily for small-cap exploration companies and private investors, covering a range of commodities.

Anthony Tornatora

COMPANY SECRETARY | Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration

Anthony is a Chartered Secretary and provides company secretary, corporate advisory, IPO and consultancy services to listed and unlisted companies as an employee of Argus Corporate Partners Pty Ltd.
Mr Tornatora brings a wealth of experience across various roles including financial advice, business development, capital raisings, compliance, governance and company secretary functions.