Directors and Management Profiles
Paul Boyatzis B.Bus, ASA, MSDIA
Chairman, Non-Executive Director
Mr Boyatzis has over 35 years’ experience in the investment and equity markets particularly with emerging growth companies within the resources and financial services sector in Australia and the UK. In early 2007 Mr Boyatzis was instrumental in the formation of Nexus Minerals and as founding Chairman has played a pivotal role in the strategic development of the company.
Mr Boyatzis has served as chairman and director of a number of public and private companies globally and is Chairman of VRX Silica Ltd and Aruma Resources Ltd.
Mr Boyatzis is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Securities and Derivatives Industry Association and the Australian Society of Accountants.
Andy Tudor BAppSc(Geol) MAusIMM MAIG MAICD
Mr Tudor’s experience has been gained over 37 years as a geologist in the mining industry – and encompassed roles from Managing Director/CEO of ASX listed companies to General Manager, Country Manager and Exploration Manager roles, as well as Exploration and Mine Geology functions.
In addition to his extensive management experience, Andy has also held the position of General Manager & Principal Consultant of a global mineral consulting firm where his role concentrated on project assessment, due diligence and evaluation studies, in conjunction with geological and resource assessments.
Andy’s career commenced exploring and mining gold in Western Australia and progressed to the varying gold and base metal environments of the Australasian/Pacific region.
He also has broad commodity experience and a proven track record in the management of large scale exploration and mining operations in some of the worlds’ most challenging environments.
Mr Bruce Maluish
Mr Maluish is a mining professional with over 33 years’ experience in the mining industry. Mr Maluish has had numerous roles as managing director and general manager with companies such as Hill 50, Abelle, Matilda Minerals and Forsyth Mining while mining a variety of commodities from gold, nickel and minerals sands from both open pits and underground. His management experience includes the set up and marketing of IPOs, from commencement of exploration to full production, to the identification, development and expansion of projects including mergers and acquisitions.
Mr Maluish is currently the managing director of Ventnor Resources Ltd.
Mr Adam James MBA, MSc(MinEcon), BSc(Geol), GAICD
Mr James is a mining professional with over 10 years technical and operational experience in the resources sector. His experience spans exploration, mining, and valuation functions across multiple commodities and jurisdictions, with a focus on gold. Mr James has extensive exploration project management and field experience throughout the Yilgarn and has a proven track record of delivering on exploration strategy and performance. He holds Bachelor of Geology, Master of Mineral Economics, Master of Business Administration degrees, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Lara Phillips-Wells BCom, GAICD
Corporate Affairs Manager
Ms Phillips-Wells has 20 years corporate experience and has held senior management roles in multiple ASX listed companies. She provides general management, human resources management, corporate strategy, and public/investor relations. Ms Phillips-Wells has worked with a variety of commodities in Australia and Africa. She was part of the executive team operating a gold mine in Western Australia. Ms Phillips-Wells holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Banking and Commercial Law from Curtin University, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Phillip MacLeod B.Bus, ASA, MAICD
Mr MacLeod has more than 23 years commercial experience and has held the position of company secretary with listed public companies since 1995. He has provided corporate, management and accounting advice to a number of public and private companies involved in the resource, technology, property and healthcare industries.
Mr Stephen Hewitt-Dutton BBus
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Hewitt-Dutton is an experienced accountant having spent over 25 years in senior financial roles, including CFO roles at MacPhersons Resources Limited and CZR Resources Limited, and was also an Associate Director of Trident Capital. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University.
Prior to joining Trident Capital, Mr Hewitt-Dutton worked in a big 4 accounting firm and corporate accounting roles, and most recently was an Associate Director of Carmichael Corporate where he assisted clients by providing equity market, IPO and M&A advice and assistance. He has also held Financial Controller and Company Secretary positions for both public and private companies for in excess of 15 years.