Board of Directors

John Young (Managing Director)

B.AppSc (Geology), MAusIMM

Mr Young is a highly experienced geologist who has worked on exploration and production projects encompassing gold, uranium and specialty metals, including tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum and lithium. Mr Young’s corporate experience includes appointments as Chief Executive Officer of Marenica Energy Limited and CEO and Director of Thor Mining PLC. Mr Young was Pilbara Minerals Exploration Manager from June 2014 until August 2015, appointed Technical Director in September 2015 and transitioned to Non-Executive Director in July 2017. Mr Young is also a Non-executive director of AIM listed Mosman Oil and Gas.


BAppSc (Geology), MAusIMM

Mr Biddle is a geologist and Corporate Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has over 30 years’ professional and management experience in the exploration and mining industry. Throughout his career, Mr Biddle has served on the Board of several ASX listed companies, including Managing Director of TNG Ltd from 1998 - 2007, Border Gold NL from 1994 - 1998 and Consolidated Victorian Mines from 1991 - 1994. Mr Biddle is a Non-executive Director of Pilbara Minerals Limited.



Mr Hardwick is a Certified Practicing Accountant with 20 years’ experience in a variety of private and public companies. Mr Hardwick is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Chartered Secretary. Mr Hardwick has extensive experience in corporate secretarial, capital raising and commercial management. He has held the positions of Director or Company Secretary for both AIM listed and ASX listed companies as well as Senior Executive positions within private companies.

Alan Boys (Director)

B.Com., CA

Mr Boys 32 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and has been engaged with mining exploration companies in roles of Director, Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer. Mr Boys has been involved with projects ranging from early exploration through to BFS, including projects in Australia, Mali and Chile. Mr Boys was a founder and Company Secretary of the prominent Malian gold explorer Oklo Resources Limited from 2007 - 2014. From October 2014 to mid-2016, he was Company Secretary and CFO for the leading Australian lithium developer Pilbara Minerals Limited, working alongside current Spitfire Directors Neil Biddle and John Young.