Board of Directors and Management
Sylvia Tulloch BSc. MSc. (Non-Executive Chairman)
Sylvia is a materials scientist, with many years’ experience in establishment and management of high technology businesses, with a focus on commercialisation, mineral processing technologies and the cleantech sector. Sylvia holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Materials Science from the University of New South Wales and is an investor in and Director of many start-up companies, has founded and taken 2 companies to ASX listing and held government advisory positions in the start-up, renewable energy, and manufacturing sectors. She is currently the Chairman of the ACT government Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF) Business Advisory Board, Chairman of GRIFFIN Accelerator a product of collaboration between several of Canberra’s innovation-led institutions, including ANU Connect Ventures, ATP Innovations, Australian National University, Australian Capital Ventures Limited and Capital Angels, CollabIT, CSIRO, eGov Cluster, Entry 29, Lighthouse, NICTA and University of Canberra, and has held several state and federal committee appointments.
Peter Zardo MAICD (Managing Director)
Peter joined Metalsearch as Chief Operating Officer on 7th April 2020 and appointed Managing Director on 8th July 2020, after spending more than 16 years in the corporate and business banking division of the Westpac Group. Prior to joining Metalsearch, Peter was a Director of Industry banking, having completed Westpac’s Emerging Leader Program in 2019 and previous to this, spent several years in financial and equity markets. He has undertaken studies in Applied Science at Charles Sturt University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Peter possesses significant experience in business advisory, project management and corporate finance, having accumulated a vast network of relationships across a number of industries, bringing these connections and expertise to his role.
John Goody (Non-Executive Director)
John was appointed Non-Executive Director on 4th October 2019 and is a Member of the Australian Geological Society with over 45 years’ experience in minerals exploration in and has been responsible for the development of various resource prospects throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Philippines, Chile and China. He was a founding director of Aeon Metals Ltd (ASX: AML) and is currently a director of various private mineral exploration companies. John brings a high level of technical expertise and deep understanding of Metalsearch’s Abercorn Project.
Robert Downey B.Ed. LL.B (Hons) (Non-Executive Director)
Robert is a qualified solicitor who has practised mainly in the areas of international resource law, corporate law and initial public offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience as an advisor, founder and director of various ASX, TSX and AIM companies. Mr Downey is currently a partner at Dominion Legal, a boutique law firm in Perth.
Neville Bassett AM B.Bus, FCA
Mr Bassett is a chartered accountant operating his own corporate consulting business, specialising in the area of corporate, financial and management advisory services. Mr Bassett has been involved with numerous public company listings and capital raisings. His involvement in the corporate arena has also taken in mergers and acquisitions, and includes significant knowledge and exposure to the Australian financial markets. Mr Bassett has experience in matters pertaining to the Corporations Act, ASX listing requirements, corporate taxation and finance.