Cathy Zhai, CPA-CGA, B.Sc.
Director, President & CEO
Ms. Zhai has been the President and CEO since January 2018, and formerly the Chief Financial Officer at Monument Mining Limited since 2001 (formally Moncoa Corporation). Ms. Zhai has over 20 years of extensive experience at executive and senior positions covering executive management, business strategic planning, corporate finance and corporate secretary mainly in the mining industry and other business sectors including: high tech, manufacturing and biotech industries across North America, China, South-East Asia and Australia. She has played a major role in the company’s corporate development and financing, as well as directly participating in the establishment of the Selinsing Gold Mine from its start up. Ms. Zhai is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (“CPA”) and holds a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics.
Zaidi Harun, B.Sc.
Director, Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Harun is an experienced exploration geologist with 24 years of experience in international mining industry field work as well as extensive mine geological exploration experience. He has extensive knowledge of the Malaysian mining industry and has been a key senior person in mineral property research, liaison with government and local communities, and implementing the CSR programs. Mr. Harun has spent the last 18 years working on the Selinsing Project site developing the present reserves and resource. He has been involved from the outset in Monument’s preliminary mine planning and initial development for the Selinsing Gold Mine project. He is also a council member of Malaysian Chambers of Mine.
Matthew Antill, BE (Mining)
General Manager, Operations
Mr. Antill has over 28 years of mining experience including 15 years as Mine Manager in both open pit and underground operations, with juniors and multi-nationals, and over a wide range of commodities and mining methods including extensive work in narrow vein and nugget style gold. Mr. Antill has undertaken leadership roles in several successful operational mining startups in Australia and overseas including Lafayette Mining Philippines operations, Fox Resources Radio Hill Mine, Citic Pacific’s Sino Iron Project, and Saracen Mineral’s Thunderbox Mine. Mr. Antill with his hands on management style has led by example and built diverse and effective teams supported by his solid experience in the full suite of mining operational and technical roles including generation of block models, pit optimization, and innovative underground mine design solutions. Mr. Antill holds B Eng Mining from University of Queensland, and Western Australia First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency, and a New South Wales Production Manager’s Certificate.
Andrew Charles Northfield, B.Sc. (Hons), ACSM
General Manager, Selinsing Gold Mine
Mr. Northfield is a mineral processing engineer with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. He has gained extensive experience in gold processing techniques, tungsten and tin processing, tantalum, graphite and gemstones. He started at Selinsing as gold plant processing manager in 2009 and played a major role in the construction and operation of the process plant at Selinsing and each expansion phase. Mr. Northfield was promoted to the general manager of the Selinsing operation in 2011. Mr. Northfield has worked in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Ghana, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, UK, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Sierra Leone. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mineral Processing Technology and Associateship from the Camborne School of Mines, UK.
Neil Rauert, BE (Mining). MEng Sc. FAusIMM(CP)
Senior Project Manager, Technical Support
Mr. Rauert has extensive underground mine planning experience and has worked on numerous projects mining different commodities authoring numerous publications. He is qualified under JORC and NI43-101 codes with extensive experience as a qualified person for reserve estimation, and with FAusIMM (CP) certification. His experience includes managing the Wiluna mining operations for Newmont and Agincourt, as well as study manager for various studies with Barrick Gold. More recently he was manager of mining services leading a team of some 15 mining professionals providing a technical shared service role to the Barrick Gold Yilgarn Operations for the Granny Smith, Darlot, Lawlers and Plutonic operations. Mr. Rauert is Fellow Member of the AusIMM.
Hugh A Bresser, B.Sc. (Hons), MBA. MAusIMM, MAIG, MCIM
Chief Managing Geologist
Mr. Bresser (MAusIMM, MAIG, MSEG, MGSA) has built a 30-year career in the minerals industry focused on exploration, identification, acquisition and development of economic ore deposits, utilizing conventional and unconventional targeting and exploration strategies in combination with a commercial understanding of minerals economics and the resource industry cycle in Australia, North and South America, Asia and Europe. His work experience ranging from junior, mid-cap miners and majors provides a strength and depth of understanding of risk and capital management, including South 32 Ltd, Pancontinental Mining Ltd., P.T. Billiton Indonesia, Billiton Exploration Australia Pty. Ltd., and various roles at BHP. He also was the managing director at Overland Resources Limited and the principal consulting geologist at Milagro Ventures Pty. Ltd.
Mr. Bresser graduated from James Cook University with a BSc. honors degree in Metalliferous and Economic Geology in North Queensland and holds an MBA from Mt Eliza Business School in Melbourne, Australia.
Chris Leighton, BComm, MBA, CPA
Mr. Leighton has been a financial executive over the past 20 years with experiences covering strategic planning for operation expansion and restructuring, cash flow management, project financing, cost accounting and financial reporting. His career has spanned several industries including pulp and paper, forestry, aquaculture and publishing across both Canada and the US, he has worked his way up from a junior position to executive in financial reporting and control area, mostly concentrated on improvement of financial performance over production lines with discipline. He has played a major role in the listing of companies on the NYSE by spearheading the implementation of SOX controls for the Canadian operations. Mr. Leighton is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, specializing in Finance from the University of British Columbia as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from Royal Roads University.