Executive Chairman, B. Com, MBA
David has over 30 years international experience in corporate strategy, international project development, strategic partnering, and finance, including 15 years in Asia with companies such as Pacific Dunlop and Amcor. Most recently he spent 10 years in venture capital in Japan and Australia, before founding Magmatic Resources in 2014.
Managing Director, BSc (Hons), PhD, MAusIMM, MRACI (CChem)
Dr McKinnon is a mining and geoscience professional with 16 years industry and academic experience. Before joining Magmatic Resources he was General Manager - Exploration and Business Development at Aurelia Metals Limited, where he was involved in a number of significant discoveries including the high grade Federation deposit south of Nymagee, NSW. Dr McKinnon also led several highly successful exploration programs whilst with KBL Mining Limited, including the discovery of the high grade Pearse gold-silver deposit near the Mineral Hill Mine. Dr McKinnon holds a Doctor of Philosophy in mineralogy and geochemistry from Western Sydney University, is a Chartered Chemist with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and a Member of the AusIMM.
Non-Executive Director, LLB, B.Juris
David has a track record of building companies by focussing on exploration success. He was part of the Board and Management team which led to the A$1.2 billion hostile takeover of Summit Resources Limited by Paladin Energy Limited and the friendly takeover of Fusion Resources Limited, once again, by Paladin. His 30 years’ mining experience includes executive roles with Western Mining and BHP. Prior to this David was a solicitor with the Mining Sections at Clayton Utz. David is a Director of Summit Resources Ltd, and MD of Riva Resources Ltd.
Non-Executive Director, BAppSc, MAusIMM, MAICD
Mr Viner has over 36 years’ experience in the mining industry as a geologist and company director, focussed principally on mineral exploration for gold. He has been involved in significant gold discoveries, Mineral Resource definition and mining in Western Australia and has also managed project generation and mineral exploration activities in NSW. Mr Viner has been a Company Director for 20 years, having been a founding Executive Director of Jackson Gold and Matsa Resources and more recently as Executive Chairman of Strickland Metals. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Andrea Betti is an accounting and corporate governance professional with over 20 years experience in accounting, corporate governance, finance and corporate banking. She has acted as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for companies in the private and publicly listed sectors, as well as senior executive roles in the banking and finance industry. Ms. Betti is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and an associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia. Ms Betti is currently a Director of a corporate advisory company based in Perth that provides corporate and other advisory services to public listed companies. She has a Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and a Masters of Business Administration.
Exploration Manager, MSc (Ore Deposit Geology and Evaluation)
Steven has more than 30 years’ minerals exploration and evaluation experience. Most recently he was Exploration Manager at Millennium Minerals Ltd, with a $22M exploration budget and led resource definition and project generation. Previously at Gold Fields, Steven was responsible for the divestment of the East Lachlan projects to Magmatic. Recent exploration success includes extending Millennium’s mine life, and discovery of Invincible South (2015), a 300koz Au resource estimate which remains open at depth.