Meet the Stalwarts at the Helm of Zenith Minerals

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  • Zenith Minerals envisions to develop a successful gold and base metals business, backed by a strong project portfolio and a team of established project finders.
  • The team of proven and highly experienced professionals is set to aid the company in achieving its goal to maximise shareholders’ wealth and lead successful exploration projects.
  • The Company continues to focus on its core projects that are prospective for gold and copper across Australia.

Amid the current tough times, keeping the business momentum to achieve prominent objectives and goals requires strong leadership and management forte. Gold and base metals focused explorer Zenith Minerals Limited (ASX:ZNC), which has witnessed substantial exploration progress in the past few months, appears to be well-positioned with a high-calibre leadership team.

Backed by its experienced management team, the explorer has formulated a strategy focused on building a precious and base metals business. The explorer lays special emphasis on building a quality portfolio of assets with a very modest budget. Its efforts have been rewarded with a crucial portfolio of prospective world-class projects in the precious and base metals space.

The explorer is primarily advancing on three gold projects and one copper project in the tier 1 regions of Australia.

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On that note, let us acquaint you with the company’s robust management team, having a strong history of success and guiding the business to develop operational excellence.

Mr Peter Bird, Executive Chairman

During mid-October 2020, the Company appointed Mr Peter Bird as its Executive Chairman to focus on investor relations and corporate affairs. Mr Bird is a highly reputed mining industry executive with a depth of experience comprising senior technical, management, investor relations and human resources roles with key mining companies.

Additionally, his five years at Merrill Lynch Equities are a testament to his extensive expertise in the equity markets. He has also served in the roles of Managing Director and Non-Executive Chairman for many ASX-listed resource companies.

Mr Michael Clifford, Executive Director and CEO

Mr Michael Clifford, a geologist with more than three decades of experience in the exploration industry, is the Executive Director and CEO of ZNC. In the past, Mr Clifford has held several eminent positions for technical and business development operations. He has played a central role in the exploration of many important metal commodities.

His other experiences include international exploration and exposure to mining and exploration across several countries including the US, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, and Mongolia.  

Non-Executive Directors of ZNC

The team of ZNC’s Non-Executive Directors consists of:

  • Stanley Allan Macdonald
  • Julian Goldsworthy
  • Graham Riley
  • Nicholas Ong (CFO and Co Sec)

Mr Stanley Allan Macdonald comes with a rich mining experience of several years while working with numerous mining and exploration companies listed on the ASX. One of the major highlights of Mr Macdonald’s career is his 23-year stint as the Director at Giralia Resources NL (ASX:GIR).

Mr Julian Goldsworthy is currently a Non-Executive Director at ZNC, besides being the General Manager, Business Development at Gascoyne Resources Limited. He had been in the role of Exploration Manager at Giralia Resources NL before it was taken over by Atlas Iron Ltd.  

Notably, Mr Julian Goldsworthy has extensive experience in the minerals industry with Newcrest Mining and has played a leadership role and conducted exploration programs for gold successfully across Australia as well as South America.

Besides being a competent and qualified director, Mr Graham Riley is a certified legal practitioner with a degree in the Bachelor of Laws as well as Bachelor of Jurisprudence. Previously, Mr Graham Riley has served as the Non-executive Chairman for various companies, including Entek Energy Limited (ASX:ETE), Giralia Resources NL, Buru Energy NL (ASX:BRU), and Red Hill Iron Limited (ASX:RHI). He has also been involved with Adelphi Energy NL as a Director.

Mr Nicholas Ong is serving as the CFO and Company Secretary of ZNC, holding extensive experience in IPO, listing rules compliance as well as corporate governance. In addition, he is well-versed with various aspects of financing associated with mining like mining project finance, and mining and milling contract negotiations.

Notably, Mr Nicholas Ong is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and is presently serving as a Company Secretary of many companies listed on the ASX.

Overall, ZNC boasts of a powerful leadership team with potential to make major contributions and unlock the value of its projects, aimed at establishing a successful gold and base metals business.

ZNC was trading at $0.125 on 10 March 2021 (AEDT 11:42 AM), moving upward by 13.636% from its last closing price.


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