Board and Management


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Edward Rigg

Non-Executive Chairman

Eddie has extensive experience in the execution of M&A and capital raisings for both public and private companies and is an active originator of domestic and cross border transactions for small cap through to large multinational entities and SOE’s predominantly in the metals and mining and energy sectors. He is a co-founder of Argonaut, an integrated investment house with offices in Perth and Hong Kong. Prior to establishing Argonaut, Eddie was an Executive Director, Investment Banking of CIBC World Markets, a global investment bank. Eddie is a 40under40 and City of Perth Business Award winner.


Mingyan Wang

Managing Director

Dr. Wang has over 20 years’ experience in the mining and resources industry specialising in identifying projects, exploration, management and business development. Dr. Wang is currently a founding director of Global Lithium Resources Pty Ltd, and former Managing Director of ASX listed Abra Mining Ltd. He also held senior management positions in other large mining companies such as China Minmetals Corporation where he was the Project Lead – Geology & Mining in Las Bambas Copper-Gold mine in Peru. Dr. Wang has been in Australia for more than 10 years and has extensive experience in the mining and resources section in Australia, China and Peru.

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John Davis

Non-Executive Director

Mr Davis is a Geologist with more than 30 years experience in mineral exploration and development in Australia and Southern Africa, including gold, base metals and rare metals. He has extensive experience in the gold sector, from regional exploration, resource development to production, including as Exploration Manager/Chief Geologist for Metana Minerals NL. He was founding managing director of Jabiru Metals Ltd, where he played a key role in the discovery of the Jaguar base metal deposit, and a Technical Director of Monarch Gold Mining Co Ltd.



Dr. Geoff Xue

Project Manager

Dr. Geoff Xue is a geologist with 10 years’ experience in the mining industry, specialising in exploration, project identification and evaluation, and project development. Geoff has significantly involved in gold project brown field and green field exploration, resource definition, feasibility studies, and bring projects into commercial production.

Geoff was appointed Project Manager in April 2020 and has been intimately involved with exploration, permitting and project development at both Big Springs and Linden.

David Palumbo

Company Secretary

Mr David Palumbo from Mining Corporate Pty Ltd is a Chartered Accountant and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with over fourteen years’ experience across company secretarial, corporate advisory and the financial management and reporting of ASX listed companies.

Mr Palumbo currently acts as Company Secretary for a number of ASX listed companies and serves on the Board of Krakatoa Resources Limited (ASX: KTA) and Kaiser Reef Limited (ASX: KAU).