André Labuschagne

Executive Chairman

André Labuschagne is an experienced mining executive with a career spanning more than 25 years, primarily in the gold industry.

He has held various executive roles in South Africa, PNG, Fiji and Australia for a number of leading gold companies, including Emperor Gold Mines, DRD Gold and AngloGold Ashanti. Previously as the Managing Director of ASX-listed gold company Norton Gold Fields Limited, Mr Labuschagne led the company’s growth to a significant Australian gold producer, prior to its sale to a major Chinese gold company in 2012.

Mr Labuschagne holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Potchefstroom University in South Africa.

Alastair Morrison

Non Executive Director

Alastair Morrison is a highly experienced international banker. Mr Morrison has worked in private equity for over 25 years in the UK and Asia and has broad experience in growing companies across a range of industrial sectors. 

He was a founding Managing Director of Standard Chartered Private Equity and with Standard Chartered Bank from April 2002 until March 2014. Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank he spent 20 years at 3i Group, the leading European private equity house, where he was Director for 3i Asia Pacific that He co-founded in 1997.

Mr Morrison holds an M.A. degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and M.Phil degree in Management Studies from Oxford University.  Mr Morrison is a member both the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Michele Muscillo

Non Executive Director

Mr Muscillo is a Partner specialising in corporate law with HopgoodGanim Lawyers. He is an admitted Solicitor and has a practice focusing almost exclusively on mergers and acquisitions, and capital raising.

He has a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology and was a recipient of the QUT University Medal.

In his role with HopgoodGanim Lawyers, Mr Muscillo has acted on a variety of corporate transactions including initial public offerings, takeovers and other acquisitions. Michele’s experience brings to the Board expertise on corporate regulation, governance and compliance matters.

Mr Muscillo is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Marcus Derwin

Non-Executive Director

Marcus is a highly experienced corporate executive and Board director, with an extensive background in corporate restructuring. He brings international experience, across a diverse range of industry sectors. His professional career has encompassed a combination of advisory and principal executive capacities, including managing a $A2Bn global Alternative Assets portfolio over 5 years and also the formation and management of a $A550m LIC. Additionally, he has advised boards – both public and private and worked within and alongside executive teams on implementation, stakeholder management and recapitalisation strategies. Marcus’ professional background includes senior roles at AMP, National Australia Bank, Allco Equity Partners, PwC and KPMG.

Mr Derwin holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the Queensland University of Technology,  a Masters of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA), Australia and New Zealand.