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Derek Carter


Derek Carter has over 40 years’ experience in exploration and mining geology and management. He held senior positions in Burmine Ltd and the Shell Group of Companies where he was responsible for discovering the Los Santos tungsten deposit in Spain, before founding Minotaur Gold NL in 1993. He resigned as Chairman of Minotaur Exploration Ltd in November 2016. He is the Chairman of Petratherm Limited, and former Chairman of Highfield Resources Ltd.
Mr Carter is a former President of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy, former member of the Australian Gold Council and the South Australian Minerals and Energy Council. He is a member of the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Experts Group. He was awarded AMEC’s Prospector of the Year Award (jointly) in 2003 for the discovery of the Prominent Hill copper-gold deposit, the AusIMM President’s Award and is a Centenary Medallist.

Lachlan Wallace

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Lachlan joined Hillgrove in 2011 initially as the Mine Manager, then in 2015 the General Manager at the Kanmantoo Copper Mine and in May 2019 he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.  Previously Lachlan was responsible for Stemcor's global mining assets, developing their iron ore and manganese portfolio in India and nickel project in Indonesia at a time when Stemcor's annual turnover exceeded  £6Bn.  In addition, Lachlan chaired a JV between stemcor and an Indonesian partner to facilitate thermal coal trade ex-Indonesia.  Prior to Stemcor, Lachlan held technical, managerial and consulting roles in Africa and Australia, including Anglo Gold Ashanti's Siguiri gold project in Guinea, the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia, and the Savage River iorn ore mine in Tasmania.  A qualified mining engineer, Lachlan also holds a Master of Mineral Economics and MBA.

Murray Boyte

Non-Executive Director

Murray joined the Board in May 2019, as a Non-Executive Director replacing Maurice Loomes.  Murray has over 35 years experience in merchant banking and finance, undertaking company reconstructions, mergers and acquisitions in Australia, New Zealand, North America and Hong Kong.  Murray holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from the Victoria Universtiy in Wellington and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Institute of Directors of New Zealand and Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.  In addition, Murray has held executive positions and directorships in the transport, horticulture, finance service, investment, health services and property industries. Murray is currently the Chairman of Eureka Group Holdings (ASX: EGH) and National Tyre & Wheel Limited (ASX: NTD) and a director of Abano Healthcare Group Limited (NZX: ABA).