Mr Johnson is a civil engineering graduate from the University of Western Australia with extensive experience in the construction and mining industries in Australia, South East Asia, and North America. Mr Johnson has been instrumental in establishing a number of successful public companies including Nevada Goldfields Limited, Austral Coal Limited, and both Portman Mining Limited and Mount Gibson Iron Limited in the iron ore industry.
Mr Tyers has a BAppSci in Mineral Exploration and Mine Geology from Western Australian School of Mines, an MBA from the University of Western Australia, a Western Australian Quarry Managers Certificate of Competency, and is a member of the AusIMM. He has over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry with the last 16 years involved in senior management roles in both gold and iron ore operations.
Mr Cario holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has over 28 years’ experience in the Australian mining industry. He was a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rocklands Richfields Limited for over four years, and Managing Director of Austral Coal Limited for over eight years. Prior to Austral Coal, Mr Cario held a number of senior positions with the Conzinc Rio Tinto Australia Group. He is also a former Director of the Port Kembla Coal Terminal, the New South Wales Joint Coal Board, and was 2004 Interim Chairman of the New South Wales Minerals Council.
Ms Pankhurst MAICD holds a Bachelor of Business degree and has over 16 years’ experience as an executive and non-executive director primarily in the mining industry. She was CFO and then Finance Director of PanTerra Gold from prior to its acquisition of the Las Lagunas Project until March 2009 and continued as a non-executive Director until June 2011, and reappointed to the Board in April 2012. Ms Pankhurst has been a senior executive for listed and unlisted companies, with projects in Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Vietnam and Australia. She was Managing Director of Central Asia Resources Limited during the development of its first gold mine and processing facility, and is currently the Managing Director of MerGen Biopharma Limited.
Ms Bardsley joined PanTerra Gold in April 2008 as its in house Legal Counsel. She is a lawyer with over 16 years’ experience in general commercial, and banking and finance industries. She also has over nine years’ experience in company secretary roles including four years as Company Secretary for the National Roads and Motorists Association Limited. Ms Bardsley holds a Dip Law (SAB) and Master of Law from UTS, Sydney.