WPG Resources Ltd Board
ROBERT H DUFFIN – EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons), Grad Dip Mgt, FAusIMM
Bob Duffin is a company director with over 40 years’ experience in resource exploration, project assessment, mining investment analysis and company management.
Bob has held senior positions in the exploration divisions of Peko Wallsend Ltd and MIM Holdings Ltd, then two of Australia’s largest mining companies, and is a former managing director of Austirex International Ltd, an international resource exploration consulting and contracting firm. He has lived and worked in mining communities, including periods in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and Mount Isa in Queensland, where he worked on exploration programs for a number of commodities, including gold, copper, uranium, base metals and iron ore. He has also worked with three stockbroking firms and was head of research at one of Australia’s leading resource sector brokers in the 1980s.
Bob is a former Non-Executive Director of a number of companies, including Centennial Coal, Midwest Corporation, Ferrowest, Burmine, Austmin Gold, Mt Lyell, the UK resources investment company Europa Minerals Group, and Mancala, a mining contractor. Bob has been a Director of WPG since 2004.
ROBERT H DUFFIN
GARY J JONES – NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BSc, FAusIMM, MSEG
Gary Jones is a geologist with over 45 years professional experience in mineral exploration and resource and reserve estimation for various type of mineral deposits including porphyry copper-gold and epithermal gold. He is Managing Director of Geonz Associates Ltd, a leading New Zealand firm of consulting geologists, and has been an independent consultant to the mining industry for the past 29 years during which time assignments have been completed in many parts of the world including Australia, Indonesia, North and South America, Canada and New Zealand.
Prior to setting up his own consultancy Gary worked as an exploration geologist for Geopeko for 15 years in various parts of Australia including 12 years in central New South Wales where he established and managed a new exploration operation for Geopeko. During this time he supervised numerous base and precious metal projects throughout the Lachlan Fold Belt and parts of the New England region and is credited with the discovery of the Northparkes porphyry copper-gold deposits.
Following the initial discoveries at Goonumbla, Gary also had a major input into the pegging of a large block of exploration licences in the Lake Cowal region. He planned and supervised the initial regional exploration programs that ultimately led to the discovery of the 4.4 million ounce Cowal porphyry gold deposit. Early in his career Gary worked on iron ore exploration and mining activities in the Northern Territory. Gary has been a Director of WPG since 2004.
GARY J JONES
HELEN WISEMAN – NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Helen Wiseman is a Chartered Accountant and former partner at accounting firm KPMG. She has over 20 years’ experience working in professional services firms advising a broad range of corporate clients in the mining, oil and gas, energy, manufacturing and government sectors. She is a director of, and chairs the audit committee of, Bid Corporation Limited (Bidcorp), a global foodservice group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. She is also a director of Imalia, a financial services company she co-founded.
She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Institute of Directors Southern Africa, Women on Boards and an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Helen was appointed a Director of WPG in October 2016 and is Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.
LIM SEE YONG – NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Lim See Yong is General Manager and Director of Xin Sheng International Private Limited, a trading company related to Tangshan Xingye Industrial and Trade Group Corporation, an investor in raw materials for the steel industry. He spent 11 years with NatSteel Trade International, a Singapore mill that produces bars and wire rods from scrap. He was NatSteel’s chief representative in China for 7 years from 1995. From 2002 to 2006 he was in charge of selling iron ore and steel products to China, and exporting semi and finished steel products to South East Asian markets. See Yong lives in Singapore. He has been a Director of WPG since 2007.
LIM SEE YONG
CORNEL PARSHOTAM – TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Dip Mining, GCC
Cornel Parshotam is a mining professional with over 37 years of operational mining experience. Cornel has held senior mining management positions in Africa and Australasia including General Manager Operations at Metallon Gold Zimbabwe, Acting Operations Manager at Emperor Gold Mines in Fiji and more recently General Manager Mine and then Head of Operations at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam Mine in South Australia. His range of experience encompasses the management and operation of both surface and underground operations in base metal and precious metal mining. Cornel joined WPG as Chief Operating Officer in July 2016, was appointed an Alternate Director to Gary Jones on 1 March 2017 and was appointed Technical Director on 18 October 2017.