Directors and Management
Michael Atkins BComm, FAICD
Mr Atkins was a founding partner of a national Chartered Accounting practice from 1979 to 1987 and was a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia until resigning in June 2011.
Between 1987 and 1998 he was a director of, and involved in the executive management of, several publicly listed resource companies with operations in Australia, USA, South East Asia and Africa. From 1990 to 1995 he was Managing Director and later a non-executive director of Claremont Petroleum NL and Beach Petroleum NL during their reconstruction, and then remained as a Non-Executive Director until 1995. He was also founding Executive Chairman of Gallery Gold Ltd until 1998, and remained a Non-Executive Director until 2000.
Since February 2009 Mr Atkins has been a Director - Corporate Finance at Patersons Securities Limited where he advises on the formation of, and capital raising for, emerging companies in the Australian resources sector.
He is currently non-executive Chairman of ASX listed public companies Azumah Resources Limited and Legend Mining Limited, and a non-executive director of Structural Systems Limited. During the previous three years he was also non-executive director of Enterprise Uranium Limited (resigned 31 March 2014).
Stephen Stone BSc (Hons) Mining Geology, MAusIMM, FAICD
Mr Stone graduated with honours in Mining Geology from University of Wales, Cardiff and has since gained more than 30 years’ operating, project evaluation, executive management and corporate development experience in the international mining and exploration industry.
Mr Stone worked for several years at the large open pit and underground copper mines of the Zambian Copperbelt. He came to Australia in 1986 and since then has been involved in the formation and management of several junior ASX listed exploration companies.
Mr Stone is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Editorial Board of International Mining Magazine. He is currently also Managing Director of ASX listed public company Azumah Resources Limited.
Ian Hobson BBus, FCA, ACIS, MAICD
Director & Company Secretary
Mr Hobson is a chartered accountant and chartered company secretary with over 30 years' experience. He spent 20 years in the chartered accounting profession, most of which was at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Over the past 10 years, Mr Hobson has acted as non-executive director and company secretary for public companies, aboriginal corporations and charitable enterprises. He currently acts as company secretary for 8 ASX listed companies and is experienced in many industries including mining exploration, technology, biomedical, manufacturing and retail. Mr Hobson's governance experience includes facilitating training courses for AICD in finance and governance for the Company Director Course for over 20 years.