Mr Dorward is a finance and resources executive with nearly 20 years’ experience.
Most recently, Mr Dorward was the President, CEO and Director of Toronto-headquartered Roxgold Inc (TSX: ROXG | OTCQX: ROGFF), which was acquired by Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (NYSE: FSM | TSX: FVI) in an allscrip deal valued at US$884 million in 2021.
Mr Dorward’s earlier roles include Vice President of Business Development at Fronteer Gold, a TSX and AMEX-listed mining company with gold and uranium projects in USA, Canada and Turkey, which was acquired by Newmont for US$2.3 billion.
He was also Chief Financial Officer of Mineral Deposits Ltd, an ASX and TSX-listed mining development company with gold and mineral sands projects in Senegal, West Africa, where he led its TSX IPO and associated US$50 million equity raising.
Mr Dorward is Chairman of Contact Gold Corp, and a Non-Executive Director of Surge Copper Corp and Taura Gold Inc.
Chief Operations Officer
Eben Visser has more than 15 years of dynamic engineering and project leadership experience through the project development, construction, and operational readiness in the mining and metals industry.
Mr Visser was Director, Projects at Treasury Metals Inc responsible for the Goliath Gold Complex Project in North-West Ontario. Prior to Treasury Metals, he was a Project Manager at DRA Global where he was responsible for delivering a number of feasibility studies and projects across Africa, India, Peru, and the USA.
Mr Visser started his career as a graduate engineer with Anglo Platinum in South Africa before transitioning to capital projects. He is a registered Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds an Advanced Project Management Diploma and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Colbert is a Chartered Accountant with comprehensive experience in all core finance functions with ASX 100 and unlisted mid-sized companies across the consumer, industry, energy and financial sectors.
He has a proven track record in creating high performance teams, delivering transformation projects, enabling technologies and strategic financial management.
In addition to core statutory, commercial, tax and treasury responsibilities, he is experienced in complex tax and audit, capital raising, investor relations, strategy, and M&A comprising divestment and IPOs.
Ms Martino has provided company secretarial and accounting services for eight years to a number of listed entities. Previously she worked for a corporate finance company, assisting with company compliance (ASIC and ASX) and capital raising.
She also has experience working for a government organisation in its Business Development division where she performed reviews of business opportunities and prepared business case analysis for those seeking Government funding.
Prior to that, Ms Martino worked for a major accounting firm in Perth, London and Sydney where she provided corporate advisory services and performed due diligence reviews.
She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).