Board of Directors
Bob Richardson, Chairman of the Board
Bob Richardson, B.Sc, B.E(Hons), MAusIMM, MASEG, has 40 years experience in mineral exploration management, geophysics and exploration technology. During 15 years with the Peko-Wallsend Groups as Chief Geophysicist and later Exploration Manager, he supervised all geophysical work carried out by Peko-Wallsend in the Alligator Rivers Uranium Province during the Ranger discovery and resource development period. During this period Bob and his team developed a leading-edge understanding of the application of geophysical methods to uranium exploration. He was co-founder and Managing Director of Austirex AerialSurveys that became an international airborne geophysical contractor. He co-founded Lachlan Resources NL in 1983 and PlatSearch NL in 1986 and was Managing Director of PlatSeach until 2010. He was a Non-executive Director of WPG Resources from its formation in 2004 until November 2011.
Bob was appointed Chairman of Crossland Uranium Mines Ltd on 15 March 2012.
Geoff Eupene, Executive Director
Geoff Eupene, B.Sc(Hons), FAusIMM, CPGeo, is a Darwin- based geologist. Geoff spent the 1969 field season, his first after graduation from the University of Queensland, looking for uranium in the East Kimberley. In 1970 he joined Geopeko as they started their field work at Ranger. As Mine Geologist, he logged every hole drilled into the Ranger No1 orebody, interpreted the geology, and developed a resource estimate that agreed closely with the total material mined over the following decades.
In 1976, he headed the team that discovered the Ranger 68 deposit beneath the Magela floodplains. Geoff worked for Geopeko for over ten years before founding a consulting practice in Darwin in 1980.
Eupene Exploration Enterprises Pty Ltd has provided advice and services to many uranium explorers, and assisted in the development of several other mining projects in the NT, including Mount Bonnie silver/ gold deposit, Tanami gold, Goodall gold, Rustlers Roost gold, and Woodcutters base metal projects. Geoff has also acquired a depth of experience in SE Asia.
Malcolm Smartt, Finance Director
Mal Smartt, BA (Accounting), Grad Dip Corporate Management, FCPA, FCIS, FCIM is a Corporate Consultant to listed and unlisted public companies. He is a qualified accountant and company secretary having had considerable experience in Directorial, Financial and Company Secretarial roles with a number of listed companies in the resource sector in Australia, South East Asia and Africa over the last 25 years. He retired from the RAAF in 1986 as a Squadron Leader with considerable administrative and management experience.
Sia, Hok Kiang, Non Executive Director
Mr Sia is Managing Director of the successful Malaysian private mining company, Malaco Mining Sdn. Bhd. He is a graduate of the University of Malaya in Applied Geology, an economic geologist with more than 30 years world-wide experience. He is an active member of the Malaysian Geological Society and a Council Member of the Malaysian Chamber of Mines. Mr Sia has a solid business reputation throughout Asia, with useful contacts in several Asian countries. He has extensive experience in bulk alluvial mining in Malaysia, including the extraction of the rare earth minerals xenotime and monazite as by- products of tin mining. Crossland believes that Mr Sia’s experience is very appropriate for Crossland’s Charley Creek Alluvial Rare Earth Project, which is also based on the extraction of monazite and xenotime from alluvial material, and he will assist Crossland to develop this project and deliver early cash flow.
Mr Eric Vesel, Non Executive Director
Mr Vesel is a qualified Mining Engineer with 30 years professional involvement in the mining industry. His experience includes a range of technical, operations, management and corporate roles in both small and large mining companies in Australia, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Malaysia. He was formally Chief Operating Officer for Avocet Mining PLC and has considerable inertnational project expeience. Currently he is a mining consultant and business advisor based in Kuala Lumpur.