Ms Annie Guo

Executive Chair
B.Econ., M.Fin.

Ms Annie Guo is a highly experienced resource sector senior finance executive with more than 20 years’ experience in mining and resources sector. After graduating from Macquarie University with Honours she was selected as a top performing graduate to join PricewaterhouseCoopers. During her 12 years at PwC, she held senior manager roles in Transaction Services, including Mergers and Acquisitions, with a focus on mining and resources sectors. Annie was instrumental in facilitating many major cross-boarder transactions in Australian mining industry. After her career with PwC Annie established her own investment platform, and during more than 8 years of mining investment through her private platform, she utilised her in-depth knowledge of mineral resources investments, mining project evaluation and transaction structuring, and invested in Australian and international mining and resource projects with more than $500m private equity funds.
Annie’s investment platform has made multi-million dollar investments in a number of gold companies (including Zuleika Gold). Annie has been working with industry experts during all her career and has gained substantial technical knowledge of geology, mineralisation and project development. She is an expert in mining project evaluation, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets in Australia and internationally, project development and corporate finance.
Annie is also an experienced public company executive and, in addition to Zuleika Gold is currently a Non-Executive Director of Azure Minerals Limited (ASX:AZS) and CZR Resources Limited(ASX:CZR).

Jonathan Lea

Managing Director

Jon is a mining industry executive and Member of the AusIMM with over 35 years expertise in all aspects of the mineral industry. After commencing as a geologist, recent roles for junior mineral exploration and development companies at Managing Director level have focused on all aspects of resource company development, project generation, corporate management and capital raising.

Particular success was achieved with Polaris Metals following the discovery and initial development of the Carina iron ore deposit leading to a takeover producing significant shareholder benefits. An extensive project development and production experience, with a particular focus on gold, also covers a number of commodities including iron ore and base metals in both open cut and underground settings mainly in WA but also elsewhere in Australia and overseas.”

Mr Graeme Purcell

Non-Executive DirectorBsc (Hons) Geology Member AIG, SEG

Mr Graeme Purcell is a highly regarded geologist who has been part of significant mineral discoveries in Australia and overseas.
His national and international experience with major and junior resource companies including Plutonic Resources, Homestake Mining, Barrick Gold and Black Fire Minerals during the past 25 years in mineral exploration and mining,  has seen Mr Purcell gain an enviable reputation in understanding and delivering significant mineral discoveries in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania and the USA.
He has broad experience in a diverse range of mineral systems including gold, base metals and strategic minerals in various geological terranes and jurisdictions which includes a well developed understanding of gold, porphyry, volcanogenic massive sulphides, skarn (W-Cu) and magmatic nickel-copper.
Mr Purcell’s experience spans the exploration spectrum from generative and grass-roots through to near mine and in-mine resource development.
During the past six years he has been providing geological and commercial consulting services to public and private companies. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geologists (AIG) and Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) and qualifies for the role as a Competent Person under the JORC 2012 Code.
In addition to Zuleika Gold, Graeme is also a Non-Executive Director of Boadicea Resources Limited (ASX:BOA).

Michael Higginson

Company Secretary
BBus Finance and Administration

Mr Higginson has a Bachelor of Business degree from the Western Australian College of Advanced Education (Edith Cowan University) in 1984 majoring in both Finance and Administration.

Mr Higginson is a professional director and company secretary with extensive experience in public company administration, ASX Listing Rules, the Corporations Act, capital raisings, corporate governance, financial reporting and due diligence.

In addition to Zuleika Gold, Michael is also a non-executive director of SportsHero Limited (ASX: SHO) and Cape Range Limited (ASX: CAG).