Dr Denis Clarke

Non-Executive, Independent Director

Dr Clarke joined the Company as Non-Executive Independent Director on 1 October 2012. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Dr Clarke possesses over 40 years of experience in senior technical, financial and corporate positions in the mining and exploration industry globally. In particular, Dr Clarke played a significant role in the extraordinary growth of Plutonic Resources Limited through his positions as General Manager of the Exploration, Finance and Administration, and Corporate divisions of the company. He was part of the team which transformed Plutonic Resources Limited to one of Australia’s largest gold producers with up to five operating mines and a market capitalisation of over A$1 billion before it was absorbed by Homestake Mining Company in 1998.

Subsequently, as Director and Consultant for 10 years, he contributed to the development of Troy Resources Limited from small explorer to successful international gold miner. Prior to joining Plutonic, he spent 10 years in exploration mostly in Canada with Rio Algom Limited (a subsidiary of Rio Tinto). He was previously Non-Executive Chairman of Hill End Gold Limited and Cullen Resources Limited both of which are listed on the ASX. He is currently Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Dart Mining N L.

He has a Ph.D. (Geology) from Stanford University