Board of Directors
Mr George Lazarou
Mr Lazarou is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience, including five (5) years as a partner of Bentleys, specialising in the areas of audit, advisory and corporate services. Mr Lazarou has extensive skills in the areas of audit, corporate services, due diligence, independent expert reports, mergers & acquisitions and valuations.
Mr Lazarou also brings with him a high level of commercial skills having worked closely with publicly listed companies in the mining, building, engineering, environmental and construction industries.
He is currently the Managing Director of corporate advisory firm, Citadel Capital; and an Executive Director of United Uranium Limited.
Mr David Sumich
BBus (Hons) MAICD
Mr Sumich has over 17 years’ experience in the capital raising, financing and management of public resource companies both in Australia and overseas.
Mr Sumich was Managing Director (and founder) of West African iron ore company, DMC Mining Limited (“DMC Mining”) from 2007 through June 2010 when it was the subject of an on-market cash takeover valuing it at approximately AUD50 million. Mr Sumich was responsible for overseeing the acquisition of the Mayoko Iron Ore Project; and the subsequent capital raisings, drilling programmes, JORC statement and rail and port agreements with the Government of the Republic of Congo.
From 2005 until August 2011, Mr Sumich was Non-Executive Director (and co-founder) of the rare element and rare earth company Globe Metals & Mining Limited, which has projects in Malawi and Mozambique.
Dr Alain Gachet
Mr Gachet is the President and founder of Radar Technologies International, a company specialising in remote sensing technologies - specifically radar/optic imagery interpretations monitoring the global environment - with a particular expertise in oil & gas, base metals and ground water exploration all over the world.
A qualified mining engineer, Mr Gachet has 35 years’ experience in the oil & gas and mining industries. He spent 20 years working as an exploration geologist/geophysicist at French oil company Elf Aquitaine (renamed Total in 2003 after merging with TotalFina) in the Congo where he also held the position of General Secretary from 1992 to 1996.
Mr David Wirrpanda is seen as a prominent role model for many Indigenous Australians and is well regarded for his community work in helping to improve the lives of young Indigenous Australians through numerous initiatives.
He is the Director of the The David Wirrpanda Foundation, a highly successful foundation launched in 2005 that is dedicated to improving the life outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children by promoting strong role models and healthy life choices.
David also works on a consultancy basis to Perth based Azure Capital who has established initiatives to assist deserving community organisations fulfil their charters.
In 2012, David was nominated for the Indigenous Award at the inaugural Western Australian of the Year Awards (formerly known as the WA Citizen of the Year Awards).