BOB BESLEY, BSc (Hons) University of Adelaide

Bob is a geologist with more than 40 years’ experience in the minerals industry in Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, Australia and the Pacific Rim. He spent 13 years with Unocal, seven of those as Manager of Minerals for Australia and the Pacific and was General Manager of Australmin Holdings Limited when that company developed a minerals sands project in eastern Australia and a gold mine in Western Australia. Bob founded and was Managing Director of CBH Resources Limited from its initial ASX listing as a junior to when it was an important Australian zinc/lead/silver producer. He was a founding Director of Kimberley Metals Ltd, now KBL Mining Limited, and is currently a non-executive director. He is a Director of the non listed company Murray Zircon that operates the Mindarie zircon mine in South Australia. Bob has served on a number of Government and Industry advisory boards.


CHRISTOPHER TORREY,  BSc (Geology) Canterbury University, New Zealand, MSc (Geology) James Cook University, North Queensland.  RPGeo., MAIG, FSEG
Managing Director

Chris is a geologist with over 30 years international exploration experience. He has worked for large mining companies, notable Noranda and Cyprus Amax where he held senior management positions in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, United States and Central America. He joined ASX-listed Golden Cross Resources as Exploration Manager in 1996 and was appointed to that Board in 2003, ultimately holding the Chairman’s position.

Prior to joining Silver City Minerals in April 2010 he managed a Sydney-based geological consulting business and was the Chief Consulting Geologist to Golden Minerals Company, a North American-based silver explorer and Manager of Silex Exploration Pty Limited. 


Non-Executive Director 

Greg is a geologist with 33 years of exploration and operational experience gained in a broad range of metalliferous commodities both within Australia and overseas. Greg has held senior positions in a number of resource companies including Western Mining Corporation and Sino Gold and his experience spans the spectrum of exploration activity from grass-roots exploration through to resource definition and new project generation, as well as mine geology, ore resource/reserve generation and new mine development.

Greg was awarded the Institute Medal for academic excellence whilst at university and is credited with several economic discoveries including the Blair nickel and the Orion gold deposits in Western Australia. He is a director of Eastern Iron Limited, Thomson Resources Ltd and Moly Mines Limited.


Non-Executive Director

Professor Ian Plimer is Emeritus Professor at The University of Melbourne where he was Professor and Head of Geology (1991-2005). He was Professor and Head of Geology (University of Newcastle 1985-1991), DFG Professor at Ludwig Maximilians Universität (Munich: 1991) and Professor of Mining Geology (University of Adelaide 2005-2012). Professor Plimer has published more than 130 scientific papers and is author of multiple best-selling books for the general public.

Professor Plimer’s geological expertise is in mineral resources, especially Broken Hill. He serves on the Boards of listed companies; Kefi Minerals Ltd (AIM:KEFI) and unlisted companies (Hancock Prospecting companies [Roy Hill Holdings, Hope Downs, Queensland Coal Investments] and TNT Mines Ltd). He represents Hancock Prospecting on the Lakes Oil NL Board (ASX: LKO) and Sun Resources NL (ASX: SUR). He has served on the boards of Ivanhoe Australia Ltd (ASX:IVA, TSX: IVA) and CBH Resources Ltd (ASX:CBH).


Non-Executive Director

Josh is a Corporate Finance Executive formerly working as a specialist Equity Capital Markets Advisor for Fleming Australia, a Corporate Advisory and Funds Management firm. He has significant experience within funds management, capital raising, mergers, acquisitions and divestments of projects by companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Formerly Executive Director and Chief Executive of Discovery Resources Limited, Mr. Puckridge structured the acquisition of the Canberra Casino and the relisting of the Company as Aquis Entertainment Limited. He was a founding Director of Windward Resources Limited, seeding and listing the Company and raising more than $11m. Mr. Puckridge coordinated the change of Board of TopTung Limited (then, Krucible Metals Limited), returning $5m to its shareholders in 2015; subsequently, the Company acquired a NSW based tungsten project. In November, Mr. Puckridge retired as a Director of Alcidion Corporation Limited (ASX: ALC), having overseen its reverse takeover by Naracoota Resources Limited (ASX: NRR).

Currently he serves as Non-Executive Director of MCS Services Group Limited (ASX: MSG), Chairman of Blaze International Limited and (ASX: BLZ) and Executive Chairman of Fraser Range Metals Group Limited (ASX: FRN). Mr. Puckridge also holds various positions on private company boards.



Company Secretary

Ivo was appointed Company Secretary of the Company on 5 August 2011. Ivo has over 30 years’ experience in corporate accounting, finance and company secretarial work for a diverse range of companies. He has spent the past 20 years in senior management roles in the resources sector including seven years as Company Secretary (and five years as CFO) of Sino Gold Mining Limited (a former ASX 100 company) until December 2009. Ivo is currently also Company Secretary of Variscan Mines Limited and Thomson Resources Ltd.