Cygnus Metals Team

A Proven Team of Experienced Explorers

Our expert management and technical teams have a successful track record in mineral exploration and finance, specializing in battery metals

Board of Directors

Kevin Tomlinson

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Tomlinson is a highly experienced mining executive with more than 3 decades’ experience across geology, investment banking, fundraising and corporate M&A in multiple jurisdictions including Canada, Australia, Africa and the UK. Mr Tomlinson previously held directorships at numerous companies including Centamin PLC and Cardinal Resources. He is currently Non-Executive Independent Chairman of Bellevue Gold (ASX: BGL) and a Non-Executive Director of Kodiak Copper (TSX-V: KDK) and FireFly Metals (ASX: FFM).

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Kevin Tomlinson

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Tomlinson is a highly experienced mining executive with more than 3 decades’ experience across geology, investment banking, fundraising and corporate M&A in multiple jurisdictions including Canada, Australia, Africa and the UK. Mr Tomlinson previously held directorships at numerous companies including Centamin PLC and Cardinal Resources. He is currently Non-Executive Independent Chairman of Bellevue Gold (ASX: BGL) and a Non-Executive Director of Kodiak Copper (TSX-V: KDK) and FireFly Metals (ASX: FFM).

David Southam

Managing Director

Mr Southam is a CPA with more than 30 years’ experience in accounting, operations, capital markets and finance across the resources and industrial sectors. He was previously Managing Director of Mincor Resources NL (ASX: MCR). Prior to Mincor, David was Executive Director of ASX200 nickel company Western Areas (ASX: WSA) and has held senior executive roles within Brambles Group, ANZ Investment Bank and WMC Resources. David is currently a non-executive director of Ramelius Resources (ASX: RMS).

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David Southam

Managing Director

Mr Southam is a CPA with more than 30 years’ experience in accounting, operations, capital markets and finance across the resources and industrial sectors. He was previously Managing Director of Mincor Resources NL (ASX: MCR). Prior to Mincor, David was Executive Director of ASX200 nickel company Western Areas (ASX: WSA) and has held senior executive roles within Brambles Group, ANZ Investment Bank and WMC Resources. David is currently a non-executive director of Ramelius Resources (ASX: RMS).

Ray Shorrocks

Non-Executive Director

Mr Shorrocks is currently also Executive Chairman of FireFly Metals (ASX: FFM) and was the founding Executive Chairman of Bellevue Gold (ASX: BGL). He has more than 27 years’ experience in corporate finance in the mining sector and has advised a diverse range of resources companies during his career at one of Australia’s largest investment banking and stockbroking / financialservices firms.

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Ray Shorrocks

Non-Executive Director

Mr Shorrocks is currently also Executive Chairman of FireFly Metals (ASX: FFM) and was the founding Executive Chairman of Bellevue Gold (ASX: BGL). He has more than 27 years’ experience in corporate finance in the mining sector and has advised a diverse range of resources companies during his career at one of Australia’s largest investment banking and stockbroking / financialservices firms.

Michael Bohm

Non-Executive Director

Mr Bohm is currently Non-Executive Director of Mincor Resources (ASX: MCR) and previously of Ramelius Resources (ASX: RMS). Michael has worked as a mining engineer, mine manager, study manager, project manager, project director and managing director and has been directly involved in a number of mine developments in the gold, nickel and diamond sectors.

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Michael Bohm

Non-Executive Director

Mr Bohm is currently Non-Executive Director of Mincor Resources (ASX: MCR) and previously of Ramelius Resources (ASX: RMS). Michael has worked as a mining engineer, mine manager, study manager, project manager, project director and managing director and has been directly involved in a number of mine developments in the gold, nickel and diamond sectors.

Michael Naylor

Non-Executive Director

Mr Naylor has 26 years’ experience in corporate advisory and public company management since commencing his career and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. Mr Naylor was previously an Executive Director and co-founder of Bellevue Gold (ASX: BGL) (currently Non-Executive Director) and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Firefly Metals (ASX: FFM) and Midas Minerals (ASX: MM1).

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Michael Naylor

Non-Executive Director

Mr Naylor has 26 years’ experience in corporate advisory and public company management since commencing his career and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. Mr Naylor was previously an Executive Director and co-founder of Bellevue Gold (ASX: BGL) (currently Non-Executive Director) and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Firefly Metals (ASX: FFM) and Midas Minerals (ASX: MM1).

Maddison Cramer

Joint Company Secretary

Ms Cramer is a corporate lawyer a focus on mining and resources. Ms Cramer was previously Joint Company Secretary at Bellevue Gold (ASX:BGL) and an Associate at Bellanhouse Legal and HWL Ebsworth Lawyers. Ms Cramer specialises in corporate and commercial transactions, including capital raisings, IPOs and backdoor listings, and corporate governance issues. She is also a Company Secretary for Firefly Metals (ASX:FFM) and Midas Minerals (ASX:MM1).

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Maddison Cramer

Joint Company Secretary

Ms Cramer is a corporate lawyer a focus on mining and resources. Ms Cramer was previously Joint Company Secretary at Bellevue Gold (ASX:BGL) and an Associate at Bellanhouse Legal and HWL Ebsworth Lawyers. Ms Cramer specialises in corporate and commercial transactions, including capital raisings, IPOs and backdoor listings, and corporate governance issues. She is also a Company Secretary for Firefly Metals (ASX:FFM) and Midas Minerals (ASX:MM1).

Management Team

Steve Parsons

Corporate Consultant

Mr Parsons is an experienced geologist with a proven track record of mineral discoveries, corporate growth, international investor relations and creating shareholder wealth. He was the founder and Managing Director of Bellevue Gold (ASX: BGL) where he has led the Company from discovery to a three million gold ounce ASX-200 company. Mr Parsons is also a Director of ASX listed FireFly Metals (ASX:FFM)

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Steve Parsons

Corporate Consultant

Mr Parsons is an experienced geologist with a proven track record of mineral discoveries, corporate growth, international investor relations and creating shareholder wealth. He was the founder and Managing Director of Bellevue Gold (ASX: BGL) where he has led the Company from discovery to a three million gold ounce ASX-200 company. Mr Parsons is also a Director of ASX listed FireFly Metals (ASX:FFM)

Gareth Reynolds

Business Development Manager

Mr Reynolds is a geologist with over 18 years of multi-commodity experience including lithium (Bald Hill, Wodgina and Mt Marion Lithium Projects), iron ore and gold within Western Australia and West Africa. His previous roles include Chief Exploration Geologist for Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM), Exploration Manager at Tawana Resources NL and Senior Geologist at Mineral Resources Limited (ASX:MIN) and Cliffs Natural Resources.

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Gareth Reynolds

Business Development Manager

Mr Reynolds is a geologist with over 18 years of multi-commodity experience including lithium (Bald Hill, Wodgina and Mt Marion Lithium Projects), iron ore and gold within Western Australia and West Africa. His previous roles include Chief Exploration Geologist for Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM), Exploration Manager at Tawana Resources NL and Senior Geologist at Mineral Resources Limited (ASX:MIN) and Cliffs Natural Resources.

Duncan Grieve

Chief Geologist

Mr Grieve is a geologist with experience in gold and base metals exploration throughout Africa and Australia. He most recently worked with Bellevue Gold (ASX: BGL) during the discovery of 3Moz at their namesake Bellevue Gold Project. Prior to that he worked with Randgold Resources (now Barrick Gold) at the Loulo Gold Mine in West Africa.

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Duncan Grieve

Chief Geologist

Mr Grieve is a geologist with experience in gold and base metals exploration throughout Africa and Australia. He most recently worked with Bellevue Gold (ASX: BGL) during the discovery of 3Moz at their namesake Bellevue Gold Project. Prior to that he worked with Randgold Resources (now Barrick Gold) at the Loulo Gold Mine in West Africa.

Carl Travaglini

CFO and Joint Company Secretary

Mr Travaglini is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Company Secretary with over 15 years’ experience in the resources sector having served in various finance and company secretarial roles in Australia, Canada and Africa. Mr Travaglini is currently also Chief Financial Officer of Midas Minerals (MM1) and Bellavista Resources (BVR) and Non-Executive Director of Mitre Mining Corporation (MMC).

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Carl Travaglini

CFO and Joint Company Secretary

Mr Travaglini is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Company Secretary with over 15 years’ experience in the resources sector having served in various finance and company secretarial roles in Australia, Canada and Africa. Mr Travaglini is currently also Chief Financial Officer of Midas Minerals (MM1) and Bellavista Resources (BVR) and Non-Executive Director of Mitre Mining Corporation (MMC).

Mark Calderwood

Advisor to the Board

Mr Calderwood has extensive experience in lithium and tantalum exploration, development, and production. From 2016 to 2019 he oversaw the discovery and development of the Bald Hill lithium mine in Western Australia and co-author of a guidebook to the pegmatites of WA. Mr Calderwood is the current Managing Director of Midas Minerals (ASX:MM1).

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Mark Calderwood

Advisor to the Board

Mr Calderwood has extensive experience in lithium and tantalum exploration, development, and production. From 2016 to 2019 he oversaw the discovery and development of the Bald Hill lithium mine in Western Australia and co-author of a guidebook to the pegmatites of WA. Mr Calderwood is the current Managing Director of Midas Minerals (ASX:MM1).

Laurence Huss

Quebec Country Manager

Ms Huss is a geologist with over 21 years’ experience in the exploration and development of a variety of mineral commodities in North and South America and Africa. Her previous positions include Vice President of Exploration for GoldenShare Mining Corporation in Quebec and Ontario, and Geologist at Osisko's Windfall Project in Quebec.

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Laurence Huss

Quebec Country Manager

Ms Huss is a geologist with over 21 years’ experience in the exploration and development of a variety of mineral commodities in North and South America and Africa. Her previous positions include Vice President of Exploration for GoldenShare Mining Corporation in Quebec and Ontario, and Geologist at Osisko's Windfall Project in Quebec.

Corporate Governance

Committed to Openness and Integrity

The goals of the Company’s corporate governance processes are to:

  • maintain and increase Shareholder value;

  • ensure a prudential and ethical basis for the Company’s conduct and activities; and

  • ensure compliance with the Company’s legal and regulatory objectives.

GOVERNANCE PRACTICES ARE NOT A STATIC SET OF PRINCIPLES AND THE COMPANY ASSESSES ITS GOVERNANCE PRACTICES ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.
THE DIRECTORS OF CYGNUS METALS LIMITED (“CYGNUS” OR THE “COMPANY”) BELIEVE THAT EFFECTIVE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IMPROVES COMPANY PERFORMANCE, ENHANCES CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BENEFITS ALL STAKEHOLDERS.

Governance practices are not a static set of principles and the company assesses its governance practices on an annual basis. Changes and improvements are made in a substance over form manner, which appropriately reflect the changing circumstances of the company as it grows and evolves. Accordingly, the Board has established a number of practices and policies to ensure that these intentions are met and that shareholders are fully informed about the affairs of the company.

To view the Company’s corporate governance policies and procedures, please click on the attached downloadable pdf documents, which have been approved and authorised by the Board of Directors.

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