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Geordie Mark

Managing Director & CEO

Dr Geordie Mark has more than 25 years of diversified global experience across the resources sector, including 15+ years as an industry-leading resources analyst based in Canada, with experience across commodities and at asset scale.

Dr Mark has Canadian exploration and management experience as Vice President Exploration in an earlier role in his career and was previously a lecturer in economic Geology at Monash University, Melbourne.

He completed a PhD at the National Key Centre in Economic Geology at James Cook University.

Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud


Dr Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud is a Professional Geologist with more than 20 years mineral exploration and research experience in a variety of deposit types. She has extensive experience in developing and managing exploration programs including world-class gold and rare earth element (REE) deposits.

Dr Pietrzak-Renaud has acted in the Vice President Exploration role in publicly-traded and private junior exploration companies focused on gold and REEs. She has led and managed the development and execution of geological and testing programs for Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. and later Torngat Metals Ltd., at the Strange Lake REE deposit in Quebec, Canada.

She brings expertise in REE mineralogy, processing and ore deposit modelling to the Nechalacho deposit.  Dr Pietrzak-Renaud holds a PhD. in Geology from Western University, Ontario with specialisation in ore deposit modelling and geometallurgy. She also completed her post-doctoral research in REE mineralogy at Western University, Ontario, Canada.

Steven Woolfenden

Vice President - Sustainability

Mr Woolfenden has more than 25 years of mining industry experience and a history of leading environmental, community, governance and regulatory processes.

Previously, he held positions as Vice President of Environment and Community Affairs for McEwen Mining and IAMGOLD’s corporate Environment Director where he was responsible for environmental, regulatory and community engagement teams to develop major resource projects and large-scale infrastructure works. He also has more than 10 years of experience in the public sector, with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA).

Lara Iacusso

Chief Financial Officer

Ms Iacusso has more than 30 years’ experience in financial advisory services in Australia and overseas across a wide range of industries, including mining and exploration.

She was previously a partner of Deloitte Corporate Finance and is the former CFO of ASX-listed Oklo Resources, which merged with B2Gold in September 2022, and TSXV-listed Compass Gold Corp. She is currently CFO for a West African lime company and several private companies.

Ms Iacusso specialises in providing financial advisory services to emerging companies and has experience working with companies with operations in multiple jurisdictions including optimising cashflow, taxation and other cross-border matters.

Louisa Martino

Company Secretary

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).