Wade Johnson, was appointed to the role of Managing Director of LEX when the company was re-quoted to the ASX on 17th October 2016.
Wade is a geologist with over 25 years’ experience in mineral exploration with a focus on gold in Western Australia. He was most recently exploration manager for Kalnorth Gold Mines Limited where he oversaw exploration of the company’s gold tenements near Kalgoorlie over a period of five years. Prior to this Wade was with Newmont for 10 years where he held senior roles as Exploration Manager for Australia and then as Exploration Manager for Asia Pacific. During this time he was responsible for the management of green-fields exploration programs and project generation across the Yilgarn, Tanami, North Queensland and the Lachlan Belt (NSW) with a significant amount of activity in Western Australia. He has also has had extensive exploration project management and field experience throughout the Northern Goldfields and Murchison with Wiluna Mines Limited, ASARCO, and St Barbara Mines Ltd.
Gordon is a mining engineer with extensive experience in operations, project development, senior management and directorship across a range of commodities, especially gold, copper and coal. Gordon was General Manager at Ulan Coal in NSW’s Hunter Valley then Managing Director at Cumnock Coal in 1996. He then was Managing Director with Newcrest Mining where he oversaw development of the Cadia and Ridgeway Copper/Gold mines in NSW, the Gosowong Gold Mine in Indonesia, and the redevelopment of the Telfer Copper/Gold mine in WA. Gordon entered investment banking in 1999 as Managing Director for Energy, Chemicals and Pharma at ABN AMRO and later was a founding Principal at Taurus Funds Management Pty Ltd. Gordon is currently Chairman of NuCoal Resources Ltd and is a Non-Executive Director of Finders Resources Ltd and Realm Resources Limited.
Michael is a specialist in resource financing, with over 20 years’ experience in investment banking (Barclays, BZW and ABN AMRO) originating, structuring and arranging debt and providing corporate advice to natural resources companies internationally. Michael also has had extensive commercial experience in the mining industry having been involved in the negotiation of joint venture agreements, participating on joint venture committees and negotiating the acquisition and sale of mining tenements. Michael is also a founding Principal and Director of Taurus Funds Management Pty Ltd and a Director of NuCoal Resources Ltd and Realm Resources Ltd.
James has over 30 years’ experience in senior finance, accounting and secretarial positions in resources, financial services and services companies. James has been Chief Financial Officer or Finance Director of NRMA Limited, Savage Resources Limited and Austen & Butta Limited. He held senior accounting positions with the Commonwealth Bank including Group Financial Controller and Group Chief Accountant. He is currently a Director of ASX listed companies NuCoal Resources Ltd and CBG Capital Limited and has been Company Secretary of Gloucester Coal Limited. He is Deputy Chair of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Reporting Committee.
Geoff has worked as a professional geologist in a career that encompasses mineral exploration, resource development and mining. His experience has been mainly in gold and base metals with major mining companies including Rio Tinto, Anglo-American, Freeport-McMoran and Newcrest. More recently as Head of Exploration with Aquila Resources, he played a lead role in assembling its extensive portfolio of iron ore, coal and manganese projects.