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Board Of Directors

Michael Quinert
Chairman

Michael Quinert has over 30 years experience as a commercial lawyer, including three years withASX Limited and over 15 years as a partner at Melbourne law firm, Quinert Rodda & Associates.He has extensive experience in assisting and advising public companies on capital raising andmarket compliance issues, regularly advising publicly listed mining companies.

Michael sits as Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. Michael is also holds a number of Executive and Non-Executive Board roles with other ASX-listed companies, including Victorian Livestock Exchange Ltd.


Hulme Scholes
Non-executive Director
BA Law, LLB

Hulme Scholes holds a BA Law and LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Hulme specialises in mining and mineral law, has practised exclusively in the field for 18 years and is regarded as one of South Africa's experts within mining law.

Hulme was a partner of Werksman Attorneys based in Johannseburg from 1999 to 2008 and is currently a senior partner at Malan Scholes Attorneys. He started his professional career as a learner official for Harmony Gold Mining Co. Limited in the 1980's which provides him with a unique blend of experience. ​

Hulme currently holds a number of non-executive directorships at mining companies, including Randgold & Exploration Company Limited and Aquarius Platinum Limited's operating South African subsidiary, Aquarius Platinum South Africa (Proprietary) Limited where he previously held the Executive role of Commercial Director.

Dr Andrew Tunks
Exploration Director
Ph.D, Hons. B.Sc

Dr Tunks is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientist holding a B.Sc. (Hons.) from Monash and a Ph.D from the University of Tasmania. Dr Tunks has held numerous senior executive positions in a range of small to large resource companies including Auroch Minerals, A-Cap Resources, IMAGOLD Corporation and Abosso Goldfields.

​In his role as CEO and director of A-Cap Resources Dr. Tunks led the discovery of the 10th largest uranium resource in the world and managed four separate capital raisings totalling AUD$45 million. Through his 30-year career within the resource and academic sectors Dr. Tunks has developed a unique skill set including technical, promotional and corporate.


Vincent Savage
Non-Executive Director

Mr Savage has over 35 years experience in the building and mining industries, coupled with 20 years working within the insolvency and business advisory sectors. Mr Savage's experience has seen him lead corporate restructuring, refinancing and development projects for mining clients throughout Australia and internationally.

Over the last three years Mr Savage has been intimately involved in all governmental and regulatory issues involving the Derewo River Gold project as well as working closely with WWI’s local Indonesian partners.


Niel Pretorius
Non-executive Director
​BProc, LL.B

Niel Pretorius was appointed Chief Executive Officer of DRD Gold Limited on 1 January 2009. After joining DRD on 1 May 2003 as legal advisor, he was promoted to the position of Group Legal Counsel on 1 September 2004 and General Manager, Corporate Services on 1 April 2005. Niel was appointed CEO of DRD Gold SA on 1 July 2006 and Managing Director on 1 April 2008.

Niel is also a director of Rand Refinery Limited and collectively has over 15 years experience in the mining industry.