Corporate Directory


Directors and Management

Mr Simon Francis


Simon Francis is a UK qualified chartered accountant with significant experience in the natural resources and minerals sector. Simon has led research in the sector in various roles at major financial institutions including Macquarie, Samsung and HSBC, in a career spanning more than 20 years. He has been involved in approximately US$4bn of capital raising, for a number of natural resources companies, and has a deep knowledge of the requirements of institutional and sophisticated investors seeking to deploy capital in the sector.

Most recently, Simon has been engaged in the financing of early stage gold mining companies to fund them to production using production agreements. He has privately funded early stage exploration companies in various metals and jurisdictions and has acted as a consultant to the banking industry on capital raisings in Hong Kong.

Mr Torey Marshall

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Marshall is a Chartered Professional (Geology) of AusIMM, and holds a BSc (Hons) and MSc from the University of South Australia. He has been a member of the international resources community for over 17 years having worked in mining, geothermal, petroleum and associated infrastructure projects across South America, Africa, North America and Europe.

Mr Marshall has worked for numerous large and small businesses as both advisor and member of the management team (such as EVP Business Development for Eagle Graphite Corporation), inclusive of being a Managing Director and CEO of several companies in the public (Earth Heat Resources Ltd/Rampart Energy Ltd) as well as private corporate environments (Red Gum Resources Ltd prior to listing on the ASX, and WAMA Gold).

He has been responsible for development of strategic direction, identification and acquisition of new projects, execution of exploration and development programs (and building the teams thereof), inclusive of capital markets (arranging over $500m in equity and project funding) across a range of projects globally.

Mr Hayden Locke

Non-Executive Director

Mr Locke is a former investment banker (JP Morgan, London) and private equity investment manager (Barclays) with transactional experience across multiple industries from both the buy and sell-side. He has nearly 10 years’ experience in corporate, development, M&A and financing. His most recent experience is leading the in-house corporate development, strategy and sales and marketing function for a small- medium listed specialty fertilizer company based in London and Spain.

Prior to that, Mr Locke was Corporate Executive for ASX-listed Papillon Resources Ltd which was sold to B2Gold Corp in 2014. Mr Locke studied engineering, commerce and geology.

Mr Steve Formica

Non-Executive Director

Mr Formica has been a successful businessman and operations manager for over 30 years in a number of privately held business ventures including manufacturing, construction, landscape contracting, property development and integrated wholesale and retail businesses.

He has more recently made substantial investments in mineral resource companies. Mr Formica is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed companies Bowen Coking Coal Ltd (ASX: BCB), Lindian Resources Ltd (ASX: LIN) and Veriluma Ltd (ASX: VRI).

Mr Adrien Wing

Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary

Adrien Wing is a certified practicing accountant. He previously practiced in the audit and corporate advisory divisions of a chartered accounting firm before working with a number of public companies listed on the ASX as a corporate and accounting consultant and company secretary.


High Grade Metals Ltd

Level 17, 500 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC, 3000

T: +61 3 9614 6000
ACN: 062 879 583
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