Board of Directors

Our Company’s leadership has expertise in exploration, mine development and corporate finance with a track record of creating shareholder value.

Daniel Lougher 

Non-Executive Chairman

BSc (Hons) Mining Geology; MSc Engineering

Daniel Lougher is a highly regarded mining executive with a distinguished career of over 40 years’ experience.

In his role as Managing Director of Western Areas Limited, Dan built the company into the leading independent nickel producer in Australia ahead of a $1.3 billion takeover by IGO Limited in 2022.

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Dave O’Neill 

Managing Director

Bsc (Hons) Applied Science (Geology)

Founder of American West and a major shareholder.

A geologist with over 20 years experience in the resources sector gained in Australia and internationally.

Dave has expertise in base metals and gold exploration as well as business development gained in senior roles with Anglogold, WMC, BHP and Western Areas.

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John Prineas 

Non-Executive Director

Bec/LLB F Fin

Founder of American West and a major shareholder.

John is also the founder and Executive Chairman of St George Mining Limited (ASX: SGQ). John holds a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

John is also a director of BMG Resources Limited (ASX: BMG).

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Michael Anderson 

Non-Executive Director

BSc (Hons), PhD Mining Geology

Dr Michael Anderson has extensive technical experience as well as substantial business development experience built up over a 30-year career.

Previously Managing Director of ASX listed companies with development and producing assets. As a Director at Taurus Funds Management in Australia, he managed the fund’s investment in precious and base metals projects in a number of continents.

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Tom Peregoodoff 

Non-Executive Director


More than 30 years of resource industry experience, much of it greenfield and brownfield exploration and resource development.

Tom is currently President CEO and Director of Apollo Silver Corp. and an independent director of American Copper Development Corp. Formerly President of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd, Tom also spent 18 years in global leadership roles within BHP.

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