Graham Ascough, BSc, PGeo (Chairman)
Graham Ascough has 20 years of exploration experience and was Manager of Nickel and PGM Exploration for Falconbridge (Australia) Pty Ltd prior to his decision to join Mithril. He is a geophysicist by training with a strong technical background and has considerable International and Australian experience focused on evaluating and exploring base metal and nickel sulphide opportunities. Mr Ascough has had broad industry involvement ranging from playing a leading role in setting the strategic direction for significant country-wide exploration programmes, to working directly with junior explorers. He is a member of the Company’s audit committee.
Mr Ascough is currently a councillor of the South Australian Chamber of Mines. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and is a Professional Geoscientist of Ontario.
David Hutton, BSc, FAusIMM (Managing Director)
David commenced his executive management career after 19 years working in a range of senior operational roles with the MIM Group, Forrestania Gold, Western Metals, LionOre Australia and Breakaway Resources.
David has been a Managing Director of ASX – listed resource companies for the last 7 years during which time he has strategically re-positioned them in response to prevailing economic conditions, raised over $10M in working capital, negotiated multiple joint venture agreements, and overseen the delineation of two base metal deposits.
He has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree majoring in Geology from Monash University, Victoria, is a Fellow of AusIMM, and a Member of the AIG.
Donald Stephens, BA(Acc), FCA (Non Executive Director)
Donald Stephens is a Chartered Accountant and corporate adviser with over 20 years experience in the accounting industry, including 14 years as a partner of HLB Mann Judd Stephens, a firm of Chartered Accountants. He is an executive director of Papyrus Australia Ltd (ASX listed) and is company secretary to Minotaur Exploration Ltd, Toro Energy Ltd and Petratherm Ltd. He holds other public company secretarial positions and directorships with private companies and provides corporate advisory services to a wide range of organisations. He is also the company secretary and is a member of the Company’s audit committee.