Hawthorn Resources Limited (Hawthorn) is an Australian diversified base metal and gold explorer with significant strategic tenement holdings throughout Western Australia.

LATEST NEWS  - 23 June 2022


23 June 2022

Overview: Form 604 - Notice of Change of Interests of Substantial Shareholder

PROJECT - Anglo Saxon


Anglo Saxon

Overview: The most advanced of Hawthorn Resources gold prospects is Anglo Saxon, which is 140 kilometres north-east of Kalgoorlie. The project has 23 KOZs (0.9 tonnes of gold) in an Indicated status, within a 140 KOZs (3.9 tonnes) resource – based on over 400 drill holes. Previous mining by open pit produced about 45 KOZs (1.5 tonnes).



PROJECTS - Mount Bevan


Mount Bevan

Overview: The Mount Bevan Project comprising Exploration Licences 29/510 and 29/713 is located approximately 100 kilometres west of Leonora in the central Yilgarn region of Western Australia.



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Chairman of the Board of Directors and Non-Executive Director – Appointed 30 October 2012; last re-elected 2018 AGM.

Mr Li was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors on 29 November 2019.

Mr. Li Yijie is the Chairman of the Board of Lite Smooth Investment Limited. Mr. Li has been the President of Guangdong Carriton Real Estate Co., Ltd. since 2001, which is focused on real estate development, with total assets of RMB 5 billion.


Managing Director and CEO: Appointed 22 November 2007; last re-elected 2014 AGM

Mr Kerr was appointed as a Director and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hawthorn Resources Limited in November 2007, which merged with Ellendale Resources N.L in June 2008. In June 2016 the Board of Directors resolved to appoint Mr Kerr to be Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect from 24 June 2016.

Mr Kerr is an experienced director and advisor to listed and private companies and is a director of Berkeley Consultants Pty Ltd which specialises in public relations and reputation management consultancy. In addition to his business activities, Mr Kerr’s community involvement currently extends to being a member of the Victorian Committee for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; a committee member of the St Vincent’s Institute Charity Golf Day Committee and a board member of International Specialised Skills Institute Inc.

Mr Kerr holds current directorships as non-executive director of Contango Income Generator Ltd (ASX: CIE); non-executive chairman of Think Childcare Group (ASX: TNK).

Former directorships of listed entities during the past three-year period being: non-executive chairman of Contango Microcap Limited (ASX: CTN) - resigned 13 October 2017 and non-executive director of Alice Queen Ltd (ASX: AQX) – resigned 30 June 2019.

Mr Kerr is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee.


Non-Executive Director – Appointed 14 November 1996. Last elected 2019 AGM.

Dr Tyrwhitt has been a Director of the Company since 1996. He has more than 50 years of experience in the mining industry.

Dr Tyrwhitt holds current directorships of Merlin Diamonds Limited (December 2011 to current) and Northern Capital Resources Incorporated (January 2008 to current).

Former directorships being Top End Minerals Limited (April 2015 to June 2017); Quantum Resources Limited (November 1999 to April 2015), Golden River Resources Corporation (November 1996 to April 2015), Legend International Holdings Inc. (March 2005 to November 2015), Bassari Resources Limited and Astro Diamond Mines NL. 

Dr Tyrwhitt worked for over 20 years with Newmont Mining Corporation in Australia, South East Asia and the United States. During this time, he was responsible for the discovery of the Telfer Gold Mine in Western Australia. He was Chief Executive of Newmont Australia Limited between 1984 and 1988 and Chief Executive Officer of Ashton Mining Limited between 1988 and 1991.  He established his own consultancy business in 1991 working in South-East Asia and China with a number of Australian, Canadian and British mining and exploration groups as a consulting geologist.

Dr Tyrwhitt is the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee.


Non-Executive Director – Appointed 30 October 2012; last re-elected 2017 AGM.

Mr. Liao, Yongzhong has served Guangdong Fenghua Advanced Technology (Holding) Co., Ltd. for more than 20 years. Since joining it in 1993, he has held the following significant posts: Vice General Manager and Secretary of the Board of Directors from October 2003 to July 2007, Director and Vice General Manager from January 2007 to August 2008, Vice General Manager from August 2008 to May 2018.

He holds concurrent posts of investment adviser of Guangdong Ligguang New Material Co.,Ltd. And Fenghua Mining Investment Holding (HK) Limited.


Non-Executive Director- Appointed 9 December 2015; elected as a Director 2019 AGM

Mr Liu, is a Geological professor-level senior engineer and a mineral processing senior engineer. He has worked on prospecting, exploration, mine construction, gold mine production and operation management for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience in prospecting, exploration, gold smelting, gold refining and mine management.

He has held the following significant posts: Technician and Mining Technical Manager of 719 geological brigade of Guangdong Geological and Mineral Bureau from December 1983 to August 1989, participating in and presiding over a large gold prospecting and exploration operation respectively; Geological Section Vice Chief and Mine Assistant of Guangdong Gaoyao Hetai Gold Mine from August 1989 to October 1991, in charge of construction and management of mines; Director and Vice Manager of Mine of Guangdong Gaoyao Hetai Gold Mine from October 1991 to March 2010, in charge of construction, production technology and operation management of mines; Director, General Manager and Chief Engineer of Guangdong Jinding Gold Co., Ltd from March 2010 to December 2013; Director and Vice General Manager of Guangdong Rising Investment Ltd from December 2013 to July 2016; Director of Fenghua Mining Investment Holding (HK) Limited and Guangdong Rising Holding (HK) Limited from 2014 to 2015; Director and General Manager of Guangdong Rising Mining Investment Ltd from July 2016 to January 2018; Investment Director of Guangdong Hongda Blasting Co., Ltd at present.

In addition, he was a member of the National Technical Committee on Gold of Standardization Administration of China and the Membership Committee of the Shanghai Gold Exchange. Currently, he serves as a chief of the Technical Committee on Precious Metals of Standardization Administration of Guangdong Province and a member of Senior Engineer (professor level) Commission on Accrediting of Guangdong Province.


Operations Manager

Chief Financial Officer

Company Secretary

Mr Garbutt, appointed in May 2008, is the Secretary of the Company and its subsidiaries.

Mr Garbutt trained and qualified as an accountant working in that capacity in Australia, the Pacific Region and the UK before concentrating on corporate compliance and company secretarial roles.

Mr Garbutt is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries; a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, and and until recently a Justice of the Peace in Victoria. He has over 30 years’ commercial experience and currently conducts a corporate compliance and company secretarial business, providing such services to a number of public and listed companies in Australia, including Hawthorn Resources Limited group.