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

Eduard is a geologist with several decades of exploration experience in Australia. His successes as Joseph Gutnick’s exploration director are well known. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he led the teams that discovered the Plutonic, Bronzewing and Jundee gold deposits and the Cawse Nickel Deposit. He has also had involvement in the Maggie Hays and Mariners nickel discoveries in the 1970’s. More recently he was the Managing Director and CEO of St Barbara Limited from July 2004 to March 2009. During this time St Barbara Limited grew substantially as a gold producer. Eduard is a Director of Dacian Gold Limited and a Director of De Grey Mining Limited. Eduard joined the Company on 15 July 2010 as Executive Chairman.

Bruce Parncutt AO - Executive Director

Bruce is Chairman of investment banking group Lion Capital, a member of The Australian Ballet Board, 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 have included: 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 appointed Executive Director on 1 April 2020.

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

Ross is a Mining Engineer with over 45 years’ experience in the minerals industry ranging from mining to project management in technical and executive management roles. He has worked in corporate and consultative roles managing activities from feasibility studies to operations both in Australia and internationally. He was appointed Non-Executive Director on 5 April 2007.

Katina Law - Non-Executive Director

Katina Law has 29 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). Katina was formerly 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 has also 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. Ms Law 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. Katina was appointed Non-Executive Director on 1 June 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 Ziemer has over 20 years’ general management, legal and company secretary 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.

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

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.