board & management

Meet the Mount Ridley Mines Team

Mr Peter Christie


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A qualified accountant and tax agent with over 25 years of public accounting experience. He served on the boards of several public companies in the resource sector since 2006 and also developed extensive hospitality and property development interests. 

Mr Christie is the Director of Hawkins Christie Management Services and is the current club president of WAFL club ,  the South Fremantle Bulldogs

Mr Graeme Johnston

Non-Executive Director


Mr Johnston is a geologist with over 30 years’ experience in Australia, the Middle East, Romania, Malaysia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, with exposure to a range of commodities, including iron, gold and lithium.  He specialises on the transition period between orebody delineation and mine opening.

Mr Johnston’s experience with iron extends from engagements with Rio Tinto and then Midwest Corporation where he was the Principal Geologist during its sale to Sinosteel Corporation for US$1.4 billion.  This was followed by nine years as Technical Director of Ferrowest Limited, contributing to the successful completion of the Feasibility Study for the Yalgoo Pig Iron Project.


Mr Johnston is also the Technical Director for AVZ Minerals Limited, following on from his role of Project Manager for the Manono Lithium Project in the DRC.

Mr Simon Mitchell

Non-Executive Director

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BSc (Hons) Geol, MAusIMM, GAICD,MSEG

Simon Mitchell is a geologist and finance executive with 26 years of resources industry experience in technical and corporate roles including 10 years gold exploration and mine development experience with Normandy NFM, RGC, Goldfields and Aurora Gold in countries as diverse as Australia, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Mr Mitchell worked for 6 years at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, predominantly in Project Finance, and more than 6 years with Toro Energy as General Manager of Business Development where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and the engagement of investors worldwide. Previously Mr. Mitchell was Managing Director of Asiatic Gold Ltd, an unlisted public company with gold exploration projects in South Korea, assets that were recently acquired by Southern Gold.

Mr Mitchell Is Managing Director of Southern Gold Limited.

Mr Guy Le Page

Non-Executive Director

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B.A., BSc (Hons), MBA, MAusIMM, FFIN

Mr Le Page is currently a Director & Corporate Adviser of RM Corporate Finance specialising in resources. He is actively involved in a range of corporate initiatives from mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings to valuations, consulting and corporate advisory roles.

Mr Le Page was Head of Research at Morgan Stockbroking Limited (Perth) prior to joining Tolhurst Noall as a Corporate Advisor in July of 1998. As Head of Research, Mr Le Page was responsible for the supervision of all Industrial and Resources Research. As a Resources Analyst, Mr Le Page published detailed research on various mineral exploration and mining companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. The majority of this research involved valuations of both exploration and production assets.

Prior to entering the stockbroking industry, he spent 10 years as an exploration and mining geologist in Australia, Canada and the United States. His experience spans gold and base metal exploration and mining geology, and he has acted as a consultant to private and public companies. This professional experience included the production of both technical and valuation reports for resource companies.

Mr Le Page holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science and a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) from the Curtin University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Other directorships

Mr. Le Page is currently a director of:

Tasman Resources Limited (since 2/06/2001)
Red Sky Energy Ltd (since 16/12/2016)
Eden Innovations Ltd ( since 3/02/2006)
Conico Limited (since 30/03/2006)

Mr Johnathon Busing

Company Secretary

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Mr Busing is currently the founder and director of Everest Accounting. He specialises in advising ASX listed companies on compliance, mergers and acquisitions, consulting and statutory accounting requirements.

Mr Busing was a forensic accountant at RSM before joining Mining Corporate in 2011 and was responsible for the compliance and requirements of ASX listed and unlisted entities.  Mr Busing is the current Company secretary for multiple ASX listed entities.

Mr Busing is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a public practice certificate.

Mr David Crook

Technical Consultant

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Mr Crook is a consulting geologist and company director with 40 years’ experience, predominantly in Western Australia.  He has worked on a range of commodities including nickel, gold, lithium and caesium, and has led teams with a good discovery record.

He was the Managing Director of Pioneer Resources Limited for 16 years, which discovered the Mt Jewell Gold Deposits, the North Dome Spodumene Deposit and discovered and mined the Sinclair Caesium Deposit.  Prior to this he was exploration manager of Heron Resources Limited during the establishment of the North Kalgoorlie Nickel Project, Senior Project Geologist at the Gidgee Gold Mine from drill-out until 500,000oz were poured, and on the discovery team of the Radio Hill Nickel Sulphide Deposit.

Mr Crook is also Managing Director of Charger Metals NL.