Hawthorn Resources Limited (Hawthorn) is an Australian diversified base metal and gold explorer with significant strategic tenement holdings throughout Western Australia.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman and Managing Director
Appointed 22 November 2007; last re-elected 2015 AGM
Mr Kerr was appointed as a director and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hawthorn Resources Limited in November 2007 and 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 and he is a committee member of the St Vincent’s Institute Charity Golf Day Committee.
Mr Kerr holds current directorships as non-executive chairman of Contango Microcap Limited (ASX: CTN); non-executive director of Contango Income Generator Ltd (ASX: CIE); non-executive chairman of Think Childcare Limited (ASX: TNK) and non-executive director of Alice Queen Ltd (ASX: AQX).
A former directorship (during the last 3 years) was as non-executive chairman of Process Wastewater Technologies Limited (2007 to 2013), now known as Process Wastewater Technologies Pty Ltd.
Mr Kerr is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee.
Non-Executive Director – Appointed 14 November 1996
Dr Tyrwhitt has been a Director of the Company since 1996. He has more than 50 years experience in the mining industry. He is currently a Director of Merlin Diamonds Limited (December 2011 to current), Quantum Resources Limited (November 1999 to current), Golden River Resources Corporation (November 1996 to current) Northern Capital Resources Incorporated (January 2008 to current) and Legend International Holdings Inc., (March 2005 to current) and a former director of Bassari Resources Limited and Astro Diamond Mines N.L. (now known as Astro Resources NL.). He 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 and worked with many established mining companies in China and in South East Asia.
Non-Executive Director – Appointed 30 October 2012
Mr. Liao, Yongzhong has served Guangdong Fenghua Advanced Technology (Holding) Co., Ltd. for 21 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 date.
He holds concurrent posts of Chairman of the Board of Feng Hua Mining Investment Holding (HK) Ltd., Chairman of the Board of Guangdong Fenghua Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd, Chairman of the Board of Guangzhou Fenghua Venture Investment Co., Ltd, Chairman of the Board of Fenghua Advanced Technology (Hong Kong) Ltd, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Changchun Up Optotech Co., Ltd, Director of Taiyuan Fenghua Information Equipment Co., Ltd and Chairman of the Board of Shine Advance Holding Limited.
Non-Executive Director – Appointed 30 October 2012
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.
Non-Executive Director- Appointed 9 December 2015
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 Mining 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 the 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.
Paul is a mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in mine management, particularly the gold industry in Australia, Mongolia, China, Myanmar, Sardinia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
He was the former General Manger of Operations at both the Boddington and Telfer gold mines, and has more recently worked on large copper operations in both Myanmar and the DRC.
He holds degrees in both mining engineering and metallurgy from the Royal School of Mines in the United Kingdom.
Mr Moody has more than 20 years of experience as a geologist in a range of commodities including gold, base and bulk metals and diamonds.
He has worked in senior roles throughout Australia, India, West and Southern Africa for a number of exploration and mining companies including Metals Exploration, Rio Tinto, Normandy, Mineral Deposits, Dwyka and Gravity Diamonds.
Chief Financial Officer
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.