The Board has been selected to provide a well-balanced skills mix of mineral exploration, project development, corporate and financial coupled with proven corporate and exploration track records to guide the Company, the details of which are outlined below.
David Williams – Executive Chairman
LLB, B.Comm, MAICD
David Williams is an experienced executive, having been the managing director of Marmota Energy until November 2016, a gold, copper and urnaium explorer, the former chairman of Lithex Resources Limited, a graphite and nickel explorer, and former president of Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd, the owner and operator of the Beverley uranium mine in South Australia.
He also held the position of managing director of a number of ASX listed and unlisted companies in a various sectors and brings 20 years of experience in the energy and resource industry. This has included a number of minerals companies in exploration, production, developing new mines and reviewing commerciality of existing operations. Energy sector experience has ranged from operation and expansion of gas transport infrastructure, buying and selling gas, exploration and production of oil and gas. David Williams has demonstrated ability to develop and implement major strategic directional changes including capital raising, acquisitions and mergers, cost and labour reductions.
Robert Behets – Non Executive Director
BSc (Hons), FAusIMM, MAIG
Mr Behets is a geologist with over 28 years’ experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry in Australia and internationally. He has had extensive corporate and management experience and has been Director of a number of ASX-listed companies in the resources sector including Mantra Resources Limited, Papillon Resources Limited and Berkeley Energia Limited.
Mr Behets was instrumental in the founding, growth and development of Mantra, an East African-focused uranium company, from initial public offer (IPO) in 2006 through to its acquisition by ARMZ for approximately A$1 billion in 2011. Papillon was a Mali-based gold exploration and development company which merged with B2Gold Corp in an A$650 million deal in 2014. Prior to Mantra, Mr Behets held various senior management positions during a long career with WMC Resources Limited.
Mr Behets has a strong combination of technical, commercial and managerial skills and extensive experience in exploration, development and operations across a range of commodities, including gold, uranium and base metals and was also previously a member of the Australasian Joint Ore Reserve Committee.
Jim McKinnon-Matthews – Non Executive Director
BSc (Hons), MAusIMM
Jim McKinnon-Matthews is an exploration geologist with over 25 years’ global experience in mineral exploration and project generation with both major and junior ASX listed companies. Jim McKinnon-Matthews experience includes nine years with WMC Resources, and he is currently the General Manager - Geology for Mithril Resources Limited, as well as a director of Endeavour Discoveries Limited.
Jim McKinnon-Matthews has been instrumental in a number of discoveries from a conceptual basis including the Quebec 7 Nickel Project in northern Quebec with WMC Resources and the Basil Cu-Co Deposit in the Northern Territory with Mithril, as well as a multitude of other previously unrecognised base metal and gold mineralised systems in Australia.
Jim McKinnon-Matthews has provided significant technical input to Endeavour that lead to the identification of the significant gold mineralised systems at Minos, Ariadne and Double Dutch.
Richard Willson – Company Secretary
B.Acc, FCPA, FAICD
Richard Willson is an accountant with more than 20 years’ experience in public practice and in various senior financial management, company secretarial and non-executive director roles, predominantly within the resources and agricultural sectors for both publicly listed and private companies. Richard Willson has a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of South Australia, is a fellow of CPA Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In addition to his role as company secretary of the Company, Richard Willson is company secretary of ASX listed Aurelia Metals Limited, company secretary of ASX listed Beston Global Food Company Limited, non-executive director of ASX listed company Aus Tin Mining Limited, and a non-executive director and company secretary of the not-for-profit Unity Housing Company. Richard Willson was previously a non-executive director of ASX listed Crestal Petroleum Limited (previously Tellus Resources Limited, now First Wave Cloud Technology Limited) and CFO of Aurelia Metals and Beston Global Food Company.
Richard Willson is a director and company secretary of a number of other public and private companies.