Board of Directors

Gordon Hart

Gordon has over 35 years of experience in the equity capital and financial advisory markets. He has spent the last 12 years as Managing Director of Venture Group Equities Pty. Ltd, where he advised on transactions involving over US$300 million of funding. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance. Gordon brings a wealth of corporate knowledge, equities and finance expertise and emerging company experience to the Company, having developed an expertise in emerging resource and technology companies which will be invaluable in assisting Rockfire’s future development.

David Price
Chief Executive Officer

David is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Rockfire Resources plc. David is an experienced geologist and senior executive with +30 years of experience in the global mining industry and has over 20 years’ experience in securing funding for exploration projects. David is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) and is a Competent Person for Mineral Exploration under the guidelines of the JORC Code.
During his career, David has been involved with many resource projects. He was Country Manager for Danae Resources during the drill-out and Pre-Approval Study of the Sappes gold project in Greece and was the Senior Consulting Geologist during the drill-out of Australia’s second largest lithium resource at Earl Grey in Australia.
David has previously held senior roles in both listed and private resource companies including CEO of Golden Tiger Mining Limited, CEO of Convergent Minerals Limited and Managing Director of Millennium Mining Limited.

Ian Staunton
Non-executive Director

Mr Staunton has worked in the City of London for more than 40 years, in roles including Audit Partner, Corporate Finance Partner and Equity Partner in various accounting firms. Ian is a retired Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a Diploma in Corporate Finance. Having worked as Equity Partner and Head of Capital Markets for Chantrey Vellacott DFK LLP and a Senior Equity Partner for Moore Stephens during the last 25 years, Ian provides Rockfire with a strong level of accounting and audit experience. Such high-level accounting, audit and compliance capability fulfils Rockfire’s ambition to broaden its corporate skill base and to bring unparalleled experience from London onto the board. Ian is the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Patrick Elliott
Non-executive Director

Pat Elliott is an experienced resources and industrial company director. In a career spanning over 45 years, he has held senior executive positions with Consolidated Gold Fields (Australia) Limited and Morgan Grenfell Australia Limited. Pat has an MBA in Mineral Economics from Macquarie University, and a B Comm from the University of New South Wales. He has extensive management experience in a range of fields including manufacturing, mineral exploration and oil and gas exploration. Pat is currently Executive Chairman of Argonaut Resources NL (an ASX-listed copper explorer), Cap-XX Limited and Tamboran Resources Ltd. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Kirrama Resources Limited (an unlisted explorer and developer of chromite and manganese projects in Madagascar).

Nicholas Walley
Non-executive Director

Mr Walley has a business background spanning multiple industries including agriculture, property, construction, plant hire, food and beverage packaging, leisure and charitable work. Nicholas has critical skills in logistics, infrastructure, organisational management and sales.


This page was last updated on 8 March 2022