About

Directors

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


Mark Wheatley

Non-Executive Chairman
BE (Chem Eng Hons 1), MBA

Mr Wheatley is an experienced company Chairman, Director and CEO with a career spanning more than 30 years in resources, mining and related industries across four listing jurisdictions. He is currently serving as non-executive director Peninsula Energy Ltd. (ASX). His other independent non-executive board roles have included former Chair of Gold One International Ltd. (ASX/JSE), Norton Goldfields Ltd. (ASX) and Goliath Gold (JSE) as well as directorships of St Barbara Mines Limited (ASX), Uranium One Inc. (TSX) and Uranium Resources Inc. (NASDAQ).  Mr Wheatley is a member of the Audit Committee and the Safety, Health and Environment Committee. Mark's executive career included BHP, Bankers Trust Australia, Goldfields/AurionGold, and MD/CEO of SXR Inc. (TSX) and BMA Gold Ltd. (ASX).


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 Audit Committee and 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. Hannah is a member of the Governance Committee.


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 20 years. His responsibilities over the last 10 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 General Director for the Inkai Joint Venture mining operation in Kazakhstan owned by Cameco Corporation & Kazatomprom. Darryl is a member of Safety, Health and Environment Committee and the Governance Committee.


Barry Lavin

Independent Non-Executive Director
B.Sc (Honours), MBA, CA

Barry is an accomplished senior mining executive who spent 18 years with the Rio Tinto Group until 2009, where his most recent executive role was in its Copper Group having the responsibility for identifying and evaluating acquisitions. Barry is a mining engineer and while at Rio Tinto was the Managing Director of the Northparkes Mines JV where he helped position the operation as a highly productive, profitable and safe underground block caving operation. At Rio Tinto, Barry also held the role of Managing Director of Global Technical Services. Barry is currently a non-executive director of Barminco Ltd, an Australian underground mining contractor with international operations, a non-executive director of Ferrum Americas Inc., a listed Canadian junior, and is Managing Director of Teviot Resources Pty Ltd., a diversified junior. Barry also served on the Board of Oz Minerals from 2011 to 2013. Barry is the Chairman of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee and the Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.


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 Indonesia and the Philippines in 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 and Chief Executive Officer of London AIM listed and Singapore based Archipelago Resources Plc, a gold producer in Indonesia. 

Marcus is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee.