Our People

Ashby Mining’s Board of Directors and Management are collectively a talented team with deep experience in business finance, mine development and production and gold discovery, all around the globe.

They are a multidisciplinary team of proven professionals and entrepreneurs who are energized by the excitement of building a new modern exploration and mining business.

They are highly focused and disciplined executers of well thought out business plans.  They are well connected within the resources industry allowing them to tap into broad skills and knowledge. Their career history tells the story of what is possible.


Board of Directors

Ian Mathieson - Non-Executive Chairman

Ian has over 35 years of experience advising on corporate and commercial matters in a broad range of industries that includes the resources sector, forestry, and commercial investment. He has broad experience in project financing, feasibility and business management. He has led business transformations to profitability.

Ian was the Director, financier, and owner of South Australia Mining Resources, which operated the Kanmantoo open-cut copper mine. In this role he successfully negotiated challenging environmental and indigenous matters.

The Board considers that Ian is not an Independent Director.

Mark Fisher - Non-Executive Director

B.Sc. (Geological Engineering)

Mark is a highly accomplished resources executive with over 35 years of experience. His skills and experience include strategic business planning, feasibility, project management, organisation design, mine engineering and mine management. Mark’s combination of skills and depth of experience has consistently produced profitable and sustainable outcomes in complex settings delivering increased shareholder value.

Mark’s extensive global leadership and operational experience includes senior positions with Placer Dome Inc and Barrick Gold Corporation over a period of decades. Most recently, Mark was President of the Global Copper division for Barrick Gold Corporation, executing the development strategy for its portfolio of key copper assets in South America, Africa, Middle East, and Asia.

The Board considers that Mark is an Independent Director.

Gregory Anderson - Non-Executive Director

B.Sc. (Geology), FAusIMM

Greg was an Executive Director of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum for 28 years. He was responsible for developing the Chamber into a peak industry body with major input into legislation and policy changes that has underpinned the development of PNG’s world-class resource industry.

Greg was formerly a director of the Australian PNG Geological Survey from 1986-89 where he was responsible for the overall management of mining and petroleum exploration in PNG.

Greg’s contribution to the mining industry in PNG was recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honour List, by an award of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

The Board considers that Greg is an Independent Director.

Genesio Circosta - Non-Executive Director

Genesio is a highly skilled geologist with over 40 year’s experience leading gold discoveries in PNG, China, Southeast Asia (Laos and Thailand), South Australia and Northern Queensland.

Genesio worked with Placer Dome for 17 years, managing near-mine exploration programs on projects including the Kidston Gold Mine in Queensland and the Misima Mine in PNG, as well as managing grassroots exploration projects in Indonesia, Philippines, China, and Mongolia.

Genesio has extensive experience in managing exploration for gold, copper, zinc, lead and mineral sands. He was Exploration Manager for NQM (Pajingo Mine – Minjar Gold) and Principal Geologist for Evolution Mining Limited. He maintains a consulting role with NQM.

The Board considers that Genesio is an Independent Director.

Peter Main - Non-Executive Director Designate

Peter has over 30 years-experience as a mining and finance professional. He has held a variety of roles in the mining industry including recent President and CEO of Rizal Resources, a TSX-V listed mining company. He is currently non-executive director at Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX:PDN).

Peter previously managed the Australian equity sales and trading business for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).

He started his career with nine years full-time service in the Australian Army.

The Board considers that Peter is not an Independent Director.

Management Team

Samantha Broderick - Chief Financial Officer

Samantha is a certified practising accountant with more than 22 years of experience working as a corporate accountant and as a tax accountant.

Samantha was the Financial Accountant at Gympie Eldorado Gold Mines for 12 years. Gympie was a publicly listed company employing about 150 people until its closure in 2009.

Through her resource sector experience, she has a deep understanding of mine business models and consistently challenges commercial and operations teams to ensure business decisions have a solid financial basis. She regularly assesses and mitigates business risk and ensures compliance with regulatory and legal controls.

Marty Noakes - Processing Facility Project Manager

Marty has more than 30 years of minerals processing experience from plant design to construction, operations, and decommissioning. He is particularly skilled at identifying opportunities for effective utilisation of plant and equipment to support sustainable operations.

Marty’s experience in commissioning, upgrading and optimising processing plant efficiencies includes projects such as Red Dome Gold Mine, Kanowna Belle Gold Mine and South Deep Gold Mine (South Africa) and Copler Gold Sulphide Project (Turkey).

Georg Radeck - Far Fanning Project Manager

Georg has over 40 years of Australian and International mining experience with an extensive knowledge of open pit and underground mining operations.

Georg commenced his mining career in Mt Isa. He had a long and successful global career working for Placer Dome, Barrick and Newcrest as a Project and Business Manager and Operations Leader. He has led new construction projects, mine expansions and operations.

Georg is a relentless proponent for mine safety. He has a passion for embedding operational efficiencies in business to ensure positive outcomes for all stakeholders.

Nick Harding - Company Secretary

BA (Acc), Grad Dip (Acc), Grad Dip (App Fin), Grad Dip (Corp Gov), FCPA, F Fin, AGIA, ACIS

Nick is a Certified Practicing Accountant (FCPA) with extensive executive and senior management experience across the resources and agribusiness sectors in the areas of finance, commercial, corporate governance, and company administration.

He performed roles of Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer, and Company Secretary through his professional services company for a number of ASX listed entities over the past 15 years, taking some of these through to the evaluation phase and into development and production.

Prior to this, over a 20-year period, he held senior finance management roles with WMC Resources, Normandy Mining/Newmont Australia, and Beach Energy.

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