Michael Povey

CEO, Director

Mike Povey is a mining engineer with over 40 years of worldwide experience in the resource sector in a wide range of commodities. He has held senior management positions in various public companies including Rio Tinto and Anglo American, with surface and underground mining operations in Africa, North America, and Australia. Over the past 20 years, Mike has held positions as Chairman, Managing Director and Technical Director of several ASX and AIM listed companies where he has led project acquisitions, exploration programs, JV negotiations and equity raisings.

Mike is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and holds a number of Certificates of Competency, including a West Australian Mine Managers Certificate.

Charles Straw

President, Director

Mr Straw is a second-generation economic geologist with over 20 years’ experience in mineral project assessment and exploration management in the Americas, Australia and China.

He has more than a decade in executive management, financing and exploration focused on value adding to projects through innovative, low-cost exploration techniques and results-driven management. Mr Straw has a broad international network of technical and funding teams providing access to high-quality people, projects and capital.

Kevin Lynn


Kevin as a Chartered Accountant / Strategy Consultant has over 30 years’ experience incubating, funding, growing and listing companies, whilst acting in the role of either Director, Company Secretary and/or CFO. Kevin is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia), Australian Institute of Company Directors and Financial Services Institute of Australia, from which he gained his Master of Applied Finance and Investment.

John E. Hiner

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Hiner is a licensed geologist in the State of Washington and SME registered member and he has an exploration history of over 45 years with several major mining companies exploring for geothermal energy, precious metals and industrial minerals. He has served as a director and/or officer of mineral exploration and mining development companies, and works as an independent consulting geologist for mining companies. Previously, Mr. Hiner was an officer of Geocom Resources Inc., and is currently a director of Red Pine Petroleum Ltd. and Golden Lake Exploration Inc.

Grant Duddle

Non-Executive Director

Mr Duddle has over 20 years’ experience in equity markets as a stock-broker and financial advisor focused on extractive industries for Bell Potter Securities. He has extensive experience raising capital for mining and exploration projects in a wide range of jurisdictions and commodities.

John Robins, P.Geo.


Mr. Robins is a professional geologist and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. He is the founder and principal of Discovery Group, a leading mining house based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Robins has been involved in the recent sales of Kaminak Gold Corp (2016) and Northern Empire (2018). He currently sits on the board of K2 Gold Corp, Bluestone Resources and Fireweed Zinc Corporation, as well as Brunswick Capital, a private merchant bank.

Jim Paterson


Jim is a principal of Discovery Group and has been actively involved in marketing and corporate development activities for the group’s companies since 2002. Jim has 22 years of industry experience, including capital raises, acquisitions, joint-ventures, spin-outs, RTOs, and IPOs. He is the Chairman and CEO of ValOre Metals Corporation and was a driving force behind more than $60 million in equity financings for ValOre that lead to multiple discoveries and a 200% increase in mineral resources at ValOre's Angilak uranium project.

Jim was a long-standing and active director of Kaminak Gold Corp. (acquired by Goldcorp.), and a founding director of Northern Empire Resources Corp. (acquired by Coeur Mining) and Bluestone Resources Inc. (until 2020). In 2007, Jim founded Corsa Capital Ltd. Corsa's 2008 IPO lead to a 2010 transaction which created a leading U.S. metallurgical coal producer with a C$250M market capitalization. Jim is a founder and principal of Brunswick Capital, a private merchant bank.