Crown

CORPORATE

BOARD & MANAGEMENT

Justin Richard

CEO & Managing Director

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Christopher Gale

Executive Chairman

Mr Richard is a mining executive with more than 15 years' experience in senior international and resource sector roles.  He was most recently CEO & Managing Director of ASX-listed Alara Resources Ltd where he led that company through a series of successful milestones, including bankable feasibility study,  environmental and mining approvals, maiden ore reserve announcement, offtake agreement and project financing.

Mr Richard has held board roles and senior management positions with a number of other mineral exploration and mining services companies. He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.  He holds an MBA from the London Business School, law degree from the University of Western Australia, and is a chartered governance professional.

Mr Gale has extensive experience in senior management roles in both the public and private sectors, especially in commercial and financial roles.

 

He has also held various board and executive roles at a number of technology and mining companies during his career. He was the founder and is currently Executive Director of Latin Resources and has been operating in South America for over 10 years. ​

 

Chris is also the past Chairman of the Council on Australian Latin American Relations (COALAR) established by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). ​

 

He is also a founding director of Allegra Capital, a boutique corporate advisory firm based in Perth and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

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David Vilensky

Non-Executive Director 

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Mr Vilensky is a practising corporate lawyer and an experienced listed Company Director. He is the Managing Director of Perth law firm Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky and has more than 35 years' experience in the areas of corporate and business law and in commercial and corporate management.

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Mr Vilensky practises in the areas of corporate and commercial law, corporate advisory, merges and acquisitions, mining and resources and complex dispute resolution.  Mr Vilensky acts for a number of listed and public companies and advises on directors' duties, due diligence, capital raisings, compliance with ASX Listing rules, corporate governance and corporate transactions generally.    

 

Mr Vilensky is also the Chairman of ASX listed resources company Latin Resources Limited (ASX: LRS) and is a Non–Executive Director of ASX listed telecommunications and technology company Vonex Ltd (ASX: VN8).

Tony Greenaway

Non-Executive Director

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Mr. Greenaway is a geologist with over 25 years of international mining and exploration experience in Australia, Latin America (Chile & Mexico), South East Asia (Indonesia) and Africa.

 

He has been involved with the exploration, development and production of copper, gold, PGE and iron-ore projects with a number of private and publicly listed companies including Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd, Iron Ore Holdings Ltd, White Star Resources Ltd and Talisman Mining Ltd.

 

Mr. Greenaway holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from Curtin University and Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Western Australia, and is currently studying towards a Master of Science (Minerals Economics). He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AUSIMM), and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Yugi Gouw

Company Secretary / CFO

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Mr. Gouw has a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University, is a Certified Practising Accountant, and has a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia.

 

Over the last 10 years, he has worked with ASX companies as both Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer. 

Geoff Balfe

Exploration Manager - Alpine

Mr Balfe is a senior geologist +40 years’ experience including +20 years in North America; early experience with Amax in North America.
 

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