Board of Directors

Mr Michael Pedley
Non-Executive Chairman

Qualifications:  BCom, CA

Mr Michael Pedley is a Chartered Accountant of Australia and New Zealand with over 20 years of public practice experience. Mr Pedley is the Managing Director and founder of Odyssey Tax & Accounting which provides a broad range of accounting and tax services to business clients and individuals. Mr Pedley has significant accounting, corporate and business management experience and is a consultant to several listed and non-listed companies.

Ashley Hood 
Managing Director

Mr Hood has more than fifteen years’ experience in the mining industry working in mine and exploration operations for junior and large mining companies based in Australia and throughout the pacific including New Zealand. He has broad senior management experience having held a number of ASX appointed board positions while working on some of Australia’s major JORC resources.

Mr Hood predominantly specialises in project / people management, native title negotiations, logistics, project diligence / acquisitions and has personally held and managed a number of his own explorations projects. Mr Hood was responsible for the MRD farm-in agreement while he was Managing Director of former XTL Energy International Limited. Mr Hood studied business management at UTS (University – Sydney).

Guy Le Page
Non-Executive Director

Qualifications:  B.A., BSc (Hons), MBA, MAusIMM, FFIN

Mr Le Page is currently a Director & Corporate Adviser of RM Corporate Finance specialising in resources. He is actively involved in a range of corporate initiatives from mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings to valuations, consulting and corporate advisory roles.

Mr Le Page was Head of Research at Morgan Stockbroking Limited (Perth) prior to joining Tolhurst Noall as a Corporate Advisor in July of 1998. As Head of Research, Mr Le Page was responsible for the supervision of all Industrial and Resources Research. As a Resources Analyst, Mr Le Page published detailed research on various mineral exploration and mining companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. The majority of this research involved valuations of both exploration and production assets.

Prior to entering the stockbroking industry, he spent 10 years as an exploration and mining geologist in Australia, Canada and the United States. His experience spans gold and base metal exploration and mining geology, and he has acted as a consultant to private and public companies. This professional experience included the production of both technical and valuation reports for resource companies.

Mr Le Page holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science and a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) from the Curtin University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Other directorships

Mr. Le Page is currently a director of:

  • Tasman Resources Limited (since 2/06/2001)
  • Red Sky Energy Ltd (since 16/12/2016)
  • Eden Innovations Ltd ( since 3/02/2006)
  • Conico Limited (since 30/03/2006)

Mr Johnathon Busing
Independent Non-Executive Director /Company Secretary

Mr Busing held the position of company secretary of Mount Ridley Mines Ltd at the end of the financial year. He joined Mount Ridley in June 2017. Mr Busing is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. His experience includes financial reporting of ASX listed companies, corporate compliance, corporate restructuring and taxation.

Tony Donaghy

Technical Expert (CSA Global)

Russell Mortimer

Geophysics Consultant (Southern Geoscience)