Simon Lawson

    Managing Director

    Mr Lawson is a professional geoscientist with more than 16 years operational experience spanning multiple commodities and jurisdictions and was a founding member of Northern Star Resources (ASX:NST) that over his 6 years with the company transformed a small Western Australian gold mine into a multi-billion dollar global gold mining heavyweight.

    Mr Lawson joins the board of Gascoyne as Managing Director after 3 years as the MD of Firefly Resources Ltd, a junior exploration company that merged with Gascoyne in November 2021. Prior to that Mr Lawson was Chief Geologist and alternate Resident Manager for TSX-listed Superior Gold (TSX.V:SGD) at Plutonic Gold Mine after selling the mine to the Canadian group out of Northern Star Resources in 2016-17. In his 12 months with Superior the 27-year-old Plutonic operation produced more than $20m free cashflow from month one through a combination of cost reduction, operational focus and commercial dealings.

    Mr Lawson brings considerable operational management and technical experience to the board of Gascoyne and has set in place a firm strategy to take Gascoyne forward through consistent production, improved cashflows, commercial dealings and near-term production-focussed resource/reserve growth.

    Rowan Johnston

      Non-Executive Chair

      Mr Johnston is a mining engineer (graduating from the West Australian School of Mines) with significant experience as an Executive and Non-Executive Director. He is currently Interim Non-Executive Chairman of Wiluna Mining Corporation, Non-Executive Director of Kin Mining NL and has previously been Managing Director of Excelsior Gold Limited. Mr Johnston was also the acting Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Operations for Mutiny Gold Limited prior to its takeover by Doray Minerals Limited and an Executive Director of Integra Mining Limited prior to its merger with Silver Lake Resources Limited.

      Mr Johnston has worked and studied in the mining (primarily gold) industry for 40 years throughout Australia and overseas and has experience working for owners, consultants and contractors. He has worked through several feasibility studies, start-ups, construction, and production.

      Hansjoerg Plaggemars

        Non-Executive Director

        Hansjoerg Plaggemars is a seasoned finance professional taking over also operational roles in special situations through his consultancy firm. His experience includes structured debt finance, equity capital markets incl. capital increases and decreases, RTOs, restructurings and insolvencies. After being trained by KPMG, he has worked for over 14 years as CFO in various industries including software, retail, prefabricated housing and e-commerce. In 2014 he joined Deutsche Balaton AG, a German investment company, and since 2017, after having left Deutsche Balaton AG, has set-up his own consultancy firm, Value Consult. Hansjoerg currently sits on a number of boards as non-executive director or supervisory member. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bamberg.

        David Coyne

          Finance Director

          Mr Coyne has over 25 years’ experience in the mining, and engineering and construction industries, both within Australia and internationally.

          Prior to joining Gascoyne, Mr Coyne held senior executive positions with Australia listed companies Macmahon Holdings Limited, VDM Group Limited, Peninsula Energy Limited and with unlisted global manganese miner Consolidated Minerals. Over the past 15 years, Mr Coyne has been directly involved in a number of equity and debt raising transactions and has been the project director on a company-wide systems implementation project.

          Mr Coyne remains as a Non-Executive Director of Peninsula Energy Limited and has previously served on the Board of listed iron ore miner, BC Iron Limited, where he also held the role of Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.


          Gascoyne Resources Limited (ASX:GCY) is an ASX listed gold mining and exploration company located in the Tier 1 mining jurisdiction of Western Australia.

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          A team of highly engaged and energised personnel driving the Company forward

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