Board of Directors and Management

DGO Gold has an experienced and respected Board of Directors and a management team led by the Executive Chairman, Eduard Eshuys. Both the board and the executive group have a depth and breadth of experience unusual in a small mineral resources company, with high quality expertise in mine development and mining operations as well as exploration.

Eduard Eshuys - Executive Chairman
BSc, FAUSIMM, FAICD

Eduard, aged 76 is a geologist with several decades of exploration experience in Western Australia. His successes as Director of Resources for the Great Central Mines Group are well known. In the late 1980s and 1990s he led the teams that discovered the Plutonic, Bronzewing and Jundee gold deposits, and the Cawse Laterite Nickel Deposit. He led the subsequent development and gold production at Bronzewing and Jundee and nickel at Cawse. He has also led the discovery of nickel sulphides at Maggie Hays south of Southern Cross and Mariners nickel at Widgiemooltha WA in the 1970s. As the Managing Director and CEO from July 2004 to March 2009 hedeveloped St Barbara Limited into a substantial gold producer with the redevelopment of the Sons of Gwalia underground mine which subsequently produced in excess of 2 million ounces.

Eduard joined the Company on 15 July 2010 as Executive Chairman with responsibility for corporate governance, discovery and investments focused on gold and copper, administration, board conduct and leadership. As Executive Chairman, he ensures that the Company maintains a well-balanced, suitably qualified, focused and motivated management team working for the benefit of all shareholders.

Directorships of other listed companies in the last 3 years:

Mr. Eduard Eshuys was appointed a non-Executive Director of NTM Gold Limited on 25 March 2019 and Dacian Gold Limited on 15 March 2021 after the merger and De Grey Mining Limited on 23 July 2019.

Bruce Parncutt AO - Executive Director
BSc, MBA

Bruce, aged 70, is Chairman of investment banking group Lion Capital, a Board member of The Australian Ballet, a Trustee of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and a Director of De Grey Mining Limited. His career spans over 40 years in investment management, investment banking and stock broking.

Previous roles include Managing Director of McIntosh Securities, Senior Vice President of Merrill Lynch, Director of Australian Stock Exchange Ltd, President of the Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria, Board Member and Chairman of the NGV Foundation, member of the Felton Bequest Committee, Council member of Melbourne Grammar School, and Director of a number of listed public companies, including Acrux Ltd, Praemium Limited and Stuart Petroleum Ltd.

Bruce was recognised as Officer in the Order of Australia in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for distinguished service to the community as a philanthropist (particularly in arts and education) and as an advocate and supporter of charitable causes, and to business and commerce.

Mr. Bruce Parncutt was appointed Non-Executive Director on 23 May 2018, Executive Director on 1 April 2020 and is a member of the Audit and Risk and Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Directorships of other listed companies in the last 3 years:

Mr. Bruce Parncutt was appointed as a Director of De Grey Mining Limited on 23 July 2019.

Ross Hutton - Non-Executive Director
B. Eng (Min), MAusIMM

Ross, aged 73, is a Mining Engineer with over 50 years’ experience in the mining and minerals processing industry. He has worked in corporate and consultative roles managing activities spanning feasibility studies to operations. Previous positions include VP of smelting and mining operations, Savage Resources, USA and operations manager of mining projects in Australia.

Mr. Ross Hutton is a founding Director of the Company, is Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and was the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee until 16 September 2020 and is now a member of that Committee.

Directorships of other listed companies in the last 3 years:

Mr. Ross Hutton has not been a director of any other listed company in the last three years.

Katina Law - Non-Executive Director
BCom, CPA, MBA, GAICD

Katina, aged 51, has 30 years’ experience in the mining industry covering corporate and site-based roles across several continents. She is an experienced company director and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Yandal Resources Ltd (ASX:YRL) and was previously Non-Executive Chair of Ardea Resources Ltd (ASX:ARL).  She has worked with a number of ASX listed resources companies in strategic, financial advisory and general management roles, including on development and evaluation projects which were later subject to corporate transactions. Ms. Law held senior positions at Newmont Mining Corporation’s Batu Hijau copper gold project in Indonesia and their head office in Denver, USA and at LionOre International based in Perth.

Katina has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UWA, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and has an MBA from London Business School. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

Ms. Katina Law was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2020 and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee on 16 September 2020.  Katina became a member of the Audit and Risk Committee on 15 September 2021.

Directorships of other listed companies in the last 3 years:

Ms. Katina Law is a Non-Executive Director of Yandal Resources Limited and also served as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Ardea Resources Limited from 7 November 2016 to 31 July 2020.

Andrew Cook - CFO
BBus (Acc), CA, MAICD

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of professional experience.  He is an experienced advisor in accounting, taxation, finance and corporate strategy.  He started his career at Arthur Andersen and then established a boutique Chartered Accounting practice focusing on advice to public and private companies and their executives.  He has consulted to a range of listed companies in mining and other industries.  Andrew has significant practical and technical experience in business, finance, taxation, business structure and restructuring, change management, and governance. He has held a number of unlisted company directorships and advisory board roles and lectured and tutored in the Chartered Accountants CA Program for 15 years.

Markus Ziemer - COO
BA, LLB, MBA, GradDipCorpGov

Markus has over 20 years’ general management, legal and company secretarial experience in mining, exploration, energy and technology businesses. For eight years he was General Manager Corporate at Pacific Hydro working on a range of corporate and project development initiatives during a period of significant growth in the company’s project portfolio in Australia, Chile and Brazil. Prior to that he worked in listed mining and exploration companies Newcrest Mining, Ashton Mining and Australian Diamond Exploration in legal and company secretary roles, gaining experience in a range of project, joint venture, M&A, funding and exploration activities.

Mr. Markus Ziemer was appointed Company Secretary on 17 August 2020.

David Hamlyn - General Manager
B App Sc (App Geol), MAusIMM

David Hamlyn is a geologist with a broad range of exploration, mine management and corporate experience. He has been involved in the development of several junior exploration companies and the successful exploration for, and development of, gold deposits in Western Australia as well as precious metal, base metal and uranium exploration throughout Australia.

Chris Wilcox - Senior Geologist - Business Development
BSc, MBA, MAIG

Chris is a geologist whose experience over the last 15 years spans multiple commodities, jurisdictions, and government geological surveys. This includes leading a team exploring epithermal gold deposits in South Korea, managing South Australia’s PACE Copper initiative, and business development for an energy company.