About

Directors

Xanadu's directors are committed to upholding strong standards of corporate governance and social responsibility and creating value for shareholders.

Kevin Tomlinson

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Experienced resources company CEO, director and financier with more than 30 years’ experience within the Canadian, Australian and United Kingdom Stock markets. In Australia, Mr. Tomlinson held senior executive roles with Plutonic Resources and Hartleys Australia as Head of Research. In London, he was Managing Director of Investment Banking at Westwind Partners/Stifel Nicolaus raising equity and providing corporate advice for many resources companies. Previous development and production boards included Chairman of Medusa Mining (ASX, AIM, TSX) and NED on Centamin Plc (ASX, AIM, LSE, TSX) and Orbis Gold (ASX). Currently non‐Executive Chairman of ASX and TSX listed Cardinal Resources and Chairman of ASX listed Plymouth Minerals. Kevin is a member of the Audit and Risk, Nomination and Remuneration, and Safety, Health and Environment Committees.


Andrew Stewart

Managing 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 has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Xanadu Mines since 2016 and prior to that had been Chief Executive Officer.


Ganbayar Lkhagvasuren

Executive Director
M.IBL

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.


Hannah Badenach

Non-Executive Director
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. 


Darryl Clark

Independent Non-Executive Director
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. Currently, Dr Clark is the Managing Director of DGO Gold an ASX listed company focused on low cost brownfield discovery in Australia. Darryl is the Chairman of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee and a member of Nomination and Remuneration, and Audit and Risk Committees.


Marcus Engelbrecht

Non-Executive Director
MAICD; H Compt

Marcus is a well-rounded senior mining executive with both mining and exploration management experience with a strong finance background. He has worked in various emerging markets across the globe, including in Africa, South America and South East Asia, and brings a good network and reputation across the international institutional investment community. Marcus has worked in the mining industry since 1985 and spent 20 years at BHP Billiton through to 2005 where he served as Chief Financial Officer for their Diamonds and Specialty Products business. From 2009 to 2011, he served as Chief Financial Officer of ASX/TSX/NZX listed OceanaGold and from 2011 to 2013, he served as Managing Director of London AIM listed and Singapore based Archipelago Resources Plc, a gold producer in Indonesia. Subsequently he was CEO of Stratex International plc, an AIM listed exploration company with interests in Africa and Turkey. Marcus is currently the Managing Director of Crusader Resources Ltd, an ASX listed explorer with interests in Brazil. 
 

MICHELE MUSCILLO

Independent Non-Executive Director
LL.B

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.