Xanadu's directors are committed to upholding strong standards of corporate governance and social responsibility and creating value for shareholders.
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
B.Sc (Honours) Phd (Economic Geology) FAusIMM
Darryl is an exploration geologist whose career has taken him throughout Australia, Central Asia and South East Asia for over 23 years. His responsibilities over the last 14 years have involved him in a diverse range of technological, political and cultural environments with unique challenges. During previous corporate roles with both Vale and BHP Billiton, and in consulting roles including SRK, he has been responsible for business development strategies, designing multi-commodity exploration programs and the co-ordination of exploration teams to deliver discovery events. Darryl is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
BSc, PhD, MAIG & MSEG
Dr Andrew is an exploration geologist with over 15 years’ experience in mineral exploration; primarily focused on project generation, project evaluation and exploration strategy development throughout Asia and Eastern Europe. Andrew has particular expertise in porphyry copper-gold and epithermal gold deposits, but has worked across a diverse range of commodities. He holds a BSc (Hons) from Macquarie University and a PhD from the Centre of Ore Deposits and Exploration Studies at the University of Tasmania. During his time at Ivanhoe Mines and Vale, Andrew held various technical and management positions in Mongolia and Indonesia and has been involved in several green fields discoveries. After providing technical and program management for Vale in Indonesia and Mongolia, Andrew joined Xanadu Mines as Chief Geologist leading the gold and base metals project generation and evaluation team in Mongolia. Andrew had been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Xanadu Mines. Andrew is the Chairman of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee.
Ganbayar is a co-founder of Xanadu and has been a Director since 2006. He is the joint venture partner in Mongol Metals LLC and brings a vital Mongolian perspective to the Board of Directors. He works closely with the Managing Director in corporate development and managing the day-to-day operations in Mongolia. Ganbayar is a member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee.
B. Laws (Hons), B. Arts
Hannah is Director Mongolia at Noble Resources International Pte Ltd and a lawyer having practiced for several years, including 2 years in Mongolia with Lynch & Mahoney. Hannah has extensive Mongolian, commercial and business development experience, having managed QGX LLC until the company was sold in 2008 and now developing and running Noble's business in Mongolia. Hannah is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration, and Audit and Risk committees.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Michele is a Partner with HopgoodGanim Lawyers in Brisbane. He has practised exclusively in corporate law for the duration of his legal career and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, including the negotiation of significant commercial contracts and agreements. His key areas of practice include Corporate Advisory and Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Resources and Energy. Michele is also currently a Non-Executive Director with ASX-Listed Aeris Resources Limited (ASX: AIS) and a Non-Executive Director with ASX/TSX listed Cardinal Resources Limited (ASX/TSX: CDV). Formerly, Michele was also Non-Executive Director of Orbis Gold Limited from the time of its ASX listing, through the discovery of its flagship Natougou project and ultimately to the sale of the company to TSX-Listed SEMAFO Inc. (TSX: SMF) in 2015. Michele is the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration, and Audit and Risk committees.