Board of Directors

Mr Malcolm Carson

Executive Chairman 
BSc. (Geology),MSc., Member AUSIMM.,  AIG.

Mr Malcolm Carson is studied hard rock and soft rock geology at the University of WA, graduating in 1976. Malcolm has more than 40 years’ experience in the resource sector commencing his career as an exploration geologist/project geologist and earning roles as exploration manager and senior site executive in various exploration and mining companies covering gold and a range of commodities including, copper, nickel, tin, tantalite, lithium, heavy rare earths, coal, iron ore and diamonds. Malcolm’s exploration work has led to the development of gold, coking coal, nickel, copper, iron ore tin/tantalum and lithium mines.

Malcolm’s primary focus and area of interest is in exploration and development of gold projects where he has assessed numerous exploration properties, developing and operating mines from a technical and a detailed financial and commercial perspective.

Malcolm, during his career, broadened and enhanced his experience as a senior project officer with the West Australian Government in the then Department of Resource Development (now Department of State Development) responsible for major resource development projects covering gold, iron ore, alumina, steel, oil and industrial minerals.

Malcolm further expanded his commercial experience with investment banks (Bankers Trust, Rothschild, Security Pacific/Kleinwort Benson) focussing on the evaluation of gold resources projects for the provision of debt and related hedging facilities to facilitate the development of new gold mines in the rapidly expanding gold sector. Malcolm has held senior executive roles as Chairman, Managing Director and Director in ASX and TSX publicly listed companies.

Malcolm is also a very experienced public company executive and in addition to Zuleika Gold, he is currently a Non-Executive Director of Australian listed Allegiance Coal Limited (ASX:AHQ) and a Director of Canadian listed company Pacific Wildcat Corporation (TSX:PAW).

Ms Annie Guo

Managing Director
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).

Mr Graeme Purcell

Non-Executive Director
Bsc (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).