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.