Mr Robert Downey – Non-Executive Chairman

B.Ed., LL.B. (Hons)

Mr Robert Downey 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.

Mr Neville Bassett – Company Secretary & Non-Executive Director


Mr Neville Bassett is a Chartered Accountant, specialising in the area of corporate, financial and management advisory services. Mr Bassett has been involved with numerous public company listings, capital raisings and mergers and acquisitions. Mr Bassett has experience in matters pertaining to the Corporations Act, ASX listing requirements, corporate taxation and finance. He is a director or company secretary of a number of public and private companies. Mr Bassett is currently also non-executive Chairman of Ram Resources Limited, non-executive Director of Meteoric Resources NL and Vector Resources Limited.

Mr Jeremy Read – Non-Executive Director

B.Sc. (Hons), MAusIMM

Mr Jeremy Read is a seasoned minerals resource industry executive, having worked on a broad range of precious and base metals projects in Australia, Africa, North America, India and Scandinavia. He has been the Managing Director of four ASX listed resource companies. Mr Read has also listed companies on the AIM and Botswana Stock Exchange. Mr Read has extensive exploration experience for gold, nickel sulphides, and copper. Mr Read spent 11 years working for BHP in Africa and Australia but since 2003 has concentrated on developing junior mineral resource companies, creating and capturing value for shareholders.


Management Profiles

Dr Quinton Hills – CEO

Ph.D, M.Sc., B.Sc., MAusIMM

Dr Quinton Hills is a geologist and minerals industry executive with 15 years’ experience in project generation, exploration and project development across a broad range of base and precious metals in Australia, Botswana and Sweden. Dr Hills has been the Exploration Manager for three ASX-listed junior mineral resource companies. He has a Ph.D. in Structural Geology with extensive experience in multiply deformed and highly metamorphosed terranes and is an expert in exploration concept/target generation.

Mr Fredrick Nhiwatiwa – Country Manager

M.Sc., B.Sc., MAusIMM

Mr Frederick Nhiwatiwa is an experienced and skilled Exploration and Business Development Manager with 24 years’ experience in mineral exploration, resource development and business development, most of which has been within Botswana. Mr Nhiwatiwa has managed two projects in Botswana from exploration through to mining (Boseto Copper Mine and Mupane Gold Mine).