Board Members

Dr Leon Pretorius, Executive Chairman
BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FAusIMM (CP) MAIG PrNatSci
Appointed: 11 November 2014

Dr Pretorius is a Geochemist with 49 years’ international mineral and mining experience.

Since settling in Brisbane in 1978 he has worked on varied commodities with discovery success in gold, industrial minerals and uranium both in Australasia (mainly Queensland) and southern Africa. Open pit mining and mineral processing experience has been gained in Gold, Industrial Minerals, Uranium and Tungsten.

Corporately, he has also been involved as a public listed company director in Australia (and overseas) since 1985 and in the ten years prior to joining Chase Mining Corporation Limited  Board as its Executive Chairman, he was a Director of Paladin Energy until April 2005; Managing Director of Deep Yellow Limited until March 2010; and, Executive Chairman of Carbine Tungsten until July 2013.

Mr Charles Thomas – Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 23 April 2018

Mr Charles Thomas holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UWA majoring in Corporate Finance. Mr Thomas is an Executive Director and Founding Partner of GTT a leading boutique corporate advisory firm based in Australia. Mr Thomas has worked in the financial service industry for more than 15 years and has extensive experience in capital markets as well as the structuring of corporate transactions.

Mr Thomas has significant experience sitting on numerous ASX boards spanning the mining, resources and technology space. Mr Thomas has been responsible for the sourcing and funding of numerous projects for these ASX companies.

Mr Thomas is currently the Executive Chairman of Marquee Resources Limited (ASX:MQR) and Non-Executive Director of Viking Mines Ltd (ASX:VKA).


Mr Julian Atkinson, Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 06 November 2020

Julian is a senior lawyer with extensive experience in acting for small to mid-cap ASX listed companies on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.

Julian regularly acts for ASX listed companies and their directors and officers, shareholders, and underwriters. Specific matters include capital raisings (IPOs, RTOs, rights issues), asset acquisitions and disposals, shareholder and joint venture agreements, mergers and acquisitions (regulated and unregulated), corporate reconstructions and insolvency directors’ duties, meeting procedure and general corporate and commercial compliance and advice .

Julian’s clients have assets and business across a broad range of sectors, including  resources, services and property in Australia, Africa, South America and Asia.

Julian was formerly a principal of a West Perth corporate law firm and a partner of a mid-tier national firm.

Mrs Suzanne Yeates, Chief Financial Officer / Company Secretary
C A B.Bus
Appointed: 1 December 2016

Suzanne is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years’ experience, both in private practice and as a senior accountant with PwC. She holds the position of Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer for a number of public and private companies.