Mr Mark Clark
Mark Clark has 28 years experience in corporate advisory and public company management.
He was a director of successful Australian gold miner Equigold from April 2003 and was Managing Director from December 2005 until Equigold’s $1.2 billion merger with Lihir Gold in June 2008. He was closely involved in the development and operation of Equigold’s gold mines in both Australia and Ivory Coast.
Mark was appointed Managing Director of Regis Resources in May 2009 and Executive Chairman in November 2016. He retired as an executive of Regis in October 2018. Mark oversaw the development of Regis’ three operating gold mines at the Duketon Gold Project, which culminated in the project producing well over 300,000 ounces of gold per annum.
In Mark’s time at Regis, the company grew from a small explorer with a market capitalisation of around $40 million to the significant gold producer it is today with a market capitalisation in the order of $2.5 billion. Mark is well known in the industry for his strong financial stewardship and focus on delivering shareholder returns.
Mr Mark Okeby
Mark began his career in the resources industry in the 1980s as a corporate lawyer advising companies on resource project acquisitions, financing and development. He has a Masters of Law (LLM) and over 30 years experience as a director of ASX listed mining and exploration companies.
He is currently a director of Red Hill Iron Ltd (appointed in 2016) and previously has been a director of Hill 50 Ltd, Abelle Ltd, Metals X Limited, Westgold Resources Ltd, Lynas Corporation Ltd and Regis Resources Ltd.
Mark joined the board of Regis Resources in July 2009 as a non-executive director and was a major contributor on the board that transformed Regis from a small gold explorer to one of Australia’s largest gold producers as it is today.
Mark has a deep knowledge of the Australian resources landscape and the regulatory regimes around mine development and operation. He also has significant experience in the commercial and legal aspects of project development, financing and corporate transactions.
Mr Timothy Kestell
Mr Kestell has over 20 years experience in capital markets including working for Australian stockbrokers Euroz Securities Limited and Patersons. In the past decade years, Mr Kestell has played a key role in forming and/or re capitalising publicly listed companies, helping raise over $70m in the process.
Mr Kestell holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is currently a director of Blue Capital Limited.
Mr Douglas Jendry
Mr Stuart Pether B.E Hons, MAUSIM
Stuart Pether has over 25 years resources industry experience in project development, technical studies, mine operations and corporate management. He is equally skilled in open pit and underground mining in a range of commodities including gold, nickel and lead and zinc. A qualified mining engineer, he holds a Bachelor in Engineer (Mining Engineering) from the Western Australia School of Mines.
Stuart was previously the Chief Executive Officer for Kula Gold and executive director of the 100% subsidiary Woodlark Mining Limited, the owner of the advance development project the Woodlark Island Gold Project in PNG.
He held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Catalpa Resources where he was responsible for the construction, commissioning and operation of the A$92 million Edna May Gold Project and represented Catalpa Resources on the Cracow Gold Mine Joint Venture committee with Newcrest Mining. Following the merger of Catalpa Resources with Conquest Mining in November 2011, forming Evolution Mining, he took up the position of Vice President, Project Development where he was responsible for technical studies and major capital projects, including the construction of the $140 million Mt Carlton Gold Project in Queensland.
Prior, he worked in various mining management roles for CBH Resources, PacMin Mining Limited, Dominion Mining and Western Mining Corporation.
Stuart is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a committee member of the WASM Alumni.