Management Biographies

Trangie Johnston, Chief Executive Officer
BSc (Hons) (U.Newcastle), M Econ Geol (U.Tasmania)

Mr Johnston has more than 14 years experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry across a wide range of deposit types and tectonic settings from Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, southern Africa and central South America.

Mr Johnston has developed a scale-independent approach to the analysis of structural geology facilitating in target generation and resource definition for a range of deposits types including porphyry, high/low sulphidation epithermal, IOCG, SEDEX, VHMS, orogenic gold (brittle to ductile systems), uranium and rare-element pegmatites.


Rod Griffith, Chief Operating Officer
B.E. (Civil) (U. Newcastle), B. Surv (U Newcastle), Dip Mining Engineering (U. Ballarat)

Mr Griffith has 20 years plus mine operations, project development and senior mine management experience with international exposure in Australia and Indonesia.  Rod was previously the General Manager Projects for the Straits Resources Group.

Mr Griffith also held the positions of Site Manager for Girilambone Copper Company, General Manager for Hillgrove Gold Mine and Mining Manager for Sebuku Coal. Rod has also held numerous senior project, technical and operations positions in New South Wales and Indonesia.

Mr Griffith is a Graduate from the University of Newcastle and also holds a post Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering from Ballarat.



Agamemnon (Agi) Patrikios, General Manager, Mineral Hill Mine

Mr Patrikios has 28 years experience in mining which he has gained through various roles with mine owners and most recently with a contractor, on base metal mines in both Australia and Zimbabwe.

Mr Patrikios' previous roles include Group Manager Mining with CBH Resources, Operations Manager with PYBAR and General Manager of Birla Mt Gordon.



Ed Newman, Manager Projects
Dip App Sc (Chem)

Mr Newman has over 33 year's experience in the mining and exploration industry. He has held positions as chemist and manager of an analytical services laboratory as well as being involved in feasibility studies, design, construction and commissioning of several mining and processing operations in Australia and Papua New Guinea.