Leadership Team

Cheryl Edwardes AM

Independent Non-Executive Chair

Ms Edwardes is a highly credentialed and experienced company director and Chair. A solicitor by profession and former Minister in the Court Government, Ms Edwardes has extensive experience and knowledge of WA’s legal and regulatory framework relating to mining projects, environmental, native title, heritage, and land access.

During her political career, Ms Edwardes held positions including WA Attorney General, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Labour Relations.

She currently serves as Deputy Chair of Flinders Mines Limited, Chair of Nuheara Limited and Vimy Resources Limited.

Wayne Bramwell

Executive Director

Mr Bramwell is a metallurgist, mineral economist and experienced company director with extensive project and corporate development expertise across precious and base metal companies spanning nearly three decades. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Extractive Metallurgy, a Graduate Diploma in Business, a Master of Science in Mineral Economics and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). He is also a Non-Executive Director at Vimy Resource Limited ASX:VMY.

Gary Davison

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Davison is a highly regarded Mining Engineer with over 34 years worldwide mining experience (Masters in Mineral and Energy Economics, Diploma in Engineering (Mining).

He is the Managing Director of Australia’s premier mining consultancy, Mining One Pty. Limited and has demonstrated success in mining operations especially in difficult cost environments. Mr Davison has an ability to stand back and logically examine mining fundamentals, then recommend and implement improvements and innovations to better the safety of employees and create value for shareholders.

Fiona Van Maanen

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Van Maanen is a CPA, holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree and a Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice. She has significant experience in accounting  and financial management in the mining and resources industry.

Ms Van Maanen is also a Non-Executive Director of Pantoro Limited.

Peter Schwann

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Schwann (Assoc. in Applied Geology, FAusIMM (25 years), FAIG, MSEG) is highly experienced internationally recognised geologist and mining executive. Mr Schwann has broad experience across multiple commodities with vast capability as well as significant operational management. Mr Schwann is also a director of Aruma Resources Limited. 

Julius Matthys

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Matthys has substantial corporate experience having spent 36 years in the resources sector in large corporate entities including senior executive roles as President of Worsley Alumina JV, Marketing Director at BHP Iron Ore, Alumina and Aluminium. Mr Matthys was previously Chair of gold producer Doray Minerals Limited, managing its merger with Silver Lake Resources. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of Quintis and is Chair of Council at John XXIII College.

Debbie Fullarton

Chief Executive Officer

Ms Fullarton has over 30 years experience in the resource sector as a Mining Executive and Chartered Accountant. She was formerly the Chief Financial Officer [CFO], then a director of RNI Limited and remains a non-executive director of Gateway Mining Limited and De Beers Australia Exploration Limited. Ms Fullarton joined Westgold as CFO in May 2018 and became Chief Executive Officer in July 2020 to steer the Company through the final stage of its evolution as one of Australia’s largest owner-miner gold producers.

Anthony Buckingham

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Buckingham is a qualified Mining Engineer (UNSW) with over 20-years operational experience in gold and base metal mines. He was previously Westgold's General Manager at the Fortnum Gold Mine and was  appointed Chief Operating Officer in June 2020.

Su Hau (Tommy) Heng

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Heng is a qualified Chartered Accountant and experienced finance and commercial professional with over 25 years of experience in the mining, logistics and services industries in a variety of Senior Finance and Commercial Leadership roles. He joins Westgold Resources Limited from fellow ASX gold miner Resolute Mining Limited where he held the position of General Manager Finance.

Lisa Smith

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Ms Smith holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce and brings over 15 years legal experience across a broad range of practice areas including commercial and corporate, regulation and compliance.  

Susan Park

Company Secretary

Ms Park is a governance professional with over 25 years’ experience in the corporate finance industry and extensive experience in Company Secretary and Non-Executive Director roles in ASX, AIM and TSX listed companies. Ms Park holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Graduate Member of the Governance Institute of Australia. She is currently Company Secretary of several ASX listed companies.