Board and Management

Arthur George Dew B.A, LLB

Non-Executive Chairman 

Mr Arthur George Dew was appointed as the Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Dragon Mining Limited (“Dragon Mining”) in February 2014.  He graduated from the Law School of the University of Sydney, Australia, and was admitted as a solicitor and later as a barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He is currently a non-practising barrister. He has a broad range of corporate and business experience and has served as a director, and in some instances Chairman of the board of directors, of a number of public companies listed in Australia, Hong Kong and elsewhere.

He has been Chairman of the Hong Kong listed Allied Group Limited (“Allied Group”) since January 2007. He was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of Allied Group in December 1995 and re-designated as a Non-Executive Director of Allied Group in July 2002. He is also the Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited and a Non-Executive Director of SHK Hong Kong Industries Limited, both of which are listed companies in Hong Kong.  Mr Dew resigned as the Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong listed Allied Overseas Limited in January 2014.  He is a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed company Tanami Gold NL (ASX:TAM).

Brett Smith
Brett Smith 

Executive Director

Mr Smith has participated in the development and delivery of a number of mining and mineral processing projects including coal, iron ore, base and precious metals.  He has also managed engineering and construction companies in Australia and internationally.  Mr Smith has served on boards of both private and public mining and exploration companies.  Overall, Mr Smith has over 30 years international experience in the engineering, project development and organisational change management.

Carlisle Procter 

Non-Executive Director

Mr Procter was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 19 May 2015. Mr Procter graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Economics. 

He is a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FFin), Based in Australia. Mr Procter worked in the Reserve Bank of Australia for over 30 years, holding various senior managements positions.  Since leaving the Reserve Bank, he has worked as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank and has also undertaken private consulting work in the Philippines, Indonesia and Papau New Guinea in the areas of bank supervision, anti-money laundering and corporate governance respectively. 

Mr Procter has been a non-executive director of a number of public companies. He is currently non executive director of Tanami Gold NL.

Mark Tai Chun Wong

Alternate Director for Mr Arthur Dew (Non-Executive Chairman)

Mr Mark Wong was appointed as an alternate director for Mr Arthur Dew. Mark has a Master's Degree in Business Administration and is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. 

Mark is also an executive director of Allied Overseas Limited ("AOL") and was appointed the chief executive officer of AOL in November 2010. Mark is also an executive director of each of Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited and SHK Hong Kong Industries Limited.

Daniel Broughton

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Broughton holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.  Mr Broughton has a number of years’ experience working for both ASX and TSX listed mining companies with operations in Australia, Africa and Turkey. Mr Broughton is also the CFO of ASX listed exploration company Tanami Gold NL.

Päivi Mikkonen

General Manager, Finance and Administration

Ms Mikkonen has a Master’s degree from the University of Tampere (FIN) and from the University of Sydney (AUS) majoring in accounting and finance, and international business and finance respectively. 

She has several years experience in her field in both Finland and Australia. Most recently before joining Dragon Mining in Nov 2006 she worked in the public sector in a senior financial manager position.

Neale Edwards

Chief Geologist

Mr Edwards joined Dragon in 1996 and has over 25 years experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry.

His experience covers major exploration regions throughout Australia, the Pacific Rim, northern Africa and northern Europe and includes the discovery of significant gold resources in the Southern Cross Province of Western Australia. He was previously employed as Senior Geologist with the Samantha Gold group of companies.

Ilpo MäkinenJosh Stewart
Ilpo Mäkinen

General Manager, Vammala Production Centre

IIlpo Mäkinen over 30 years experience in the mining industry. Mr Mäkinen has worked on coal and iron ore open pit und underground projects in South Africa, iron ore and copper mines in Sweden, copper-zinc-sulphide mines in Finland, a nickel-copper underground project in Canada, underground nickel mines in Australia, a zinc lead mine in Ireland and iron ore mine in Russia. His experience includes mine design, schedules, project management, mine management and more recently a project to automate an underground mine.  He holds a First Class Mine Manager Certificate for Western Australia.

Josh Stewart

Project Manager, Fäboliden

Mr Stewart has over 16 years of experience in the mining industry and holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from the University of Queensland in Australia and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

He joined Dragon in 2004 during the construction and commissioning of the Svartliden Gold Mine. During his time with Dragon Mr Stewart has held various technical and management roles within the Group, ranging from mine planning to COO. The most recent being leadership of the test mining and full mining permit application processes for the Fäboliden Gold Project.

Mr Stewart has a broad range of experience from operations disciplines including safety, environmental performance, mining, mineral processing, near mine exploration, human resources and administration.

Heikki Miettunen

Process Plant Manager at Svartliden

Heikki is currently working as Process Plant Manager at Dragon Mining Oy's Vammala Operations in Finland. Heikki holds a diploma as Master of Science in Process Engineering from the University of Oulu, 60 credits mineral processing from the Aalto University and has held positions in Mineral Process Plants for Belvedere Mining Oy (Hitura mine), Endomines Oy (Pampalo mine) and Dragon Mining Oy.

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