Paul Roberts (Managing Director)
BSc, MSc, FAIG
Paul Roberts has had a long and successful history in mineral exploration management and mine geology in Australia, West Africa and Peru where he has been associated with a number of discoveries including the Henty gold deposit in Tasmania, and more recently the Bongou gold deposit in Burkina Faso. He has been the CEO of PDI since its inception in 2007. He is the architect of PDI’s business model and is responsible for assembling PDI’s project portfolio and West African team.
Steven Michael (Non-Executive Director)
Currently Managing Director at FTI Consulting, Mr Michael has over 25 years of professional and corporate experience at global finance leaders Rothschild, Macquarie Bank and RBC Capital Markets, working in financial advisory and investment banking. More recently Steven has held executive roles within ASX-listed exploration companies with international assets.
Phillip Jackson (Non-Executive Chairman)
B. Juris (LLB), MBA, FAICD
Phillip Jackson is an Australian lawyer and Company Director based at Perth, Australia. He is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor. He has had a long career in the petroleum and mining industries along with extensive experience as a public company director, particularly in the resources sector. He is a founding director and Chairman of Aurora Minerals Limited and Peninsula Mines Limited (both listed on ASX). He is also a founding director of Scotgold Resources Limited (listed on AIM and ASX).
Barry Murphy (Chief Geologist)
B.A, Hons, Ph.D
Geoscientist with expertise in structural geology, geophysics, remote sensing and GIS analysis. Significant base and precious-metal exploration experience in Australia, West Africa, Sudan, DRC, South America, Indonesia and Europe. Has worked in with Predictive Discovery from day one including the Bongou discovery,
Aimé Nganare (Principal Geologist)
Aime joined PDI in September 2017 as Consultant Geologist and has since become the Company’s Principal Geologist in West Africa, where he covers projects across the region. He holds an MSc in Minerals Geoscience from James Cook University and an MBA from the University of Canberra, in Australia. Aime has over 18 years of experience in orogenic gold exploration in Central and West Africa, including his role as General Manager of the Geological Survey of the Central African Republic (CAR) from 2009 to 2012.He was a member of the AXMIN team which discovered the Passendro Gold Deposit in CAR.
Bruce Waddell (Company Secretary)
Bruce has been responsible for the Group’s accounting and financial reporting requirements since April 2015 and was appointed as Company Secretary in August 2017. A member of CPA Australia, he has over 25 years accounting and administration experience in the resources industry across a broad spectrum of participants. Bruce is also Company Secretary of Peninsula Mines Limited and Aurora Minerals Limited.