Board & Management
Mr. Phillips has over 15 years experience in commercial negotiations with a broad spectrum of industries including Oil and Gas, Resources, Medical technology, SaaS and Defence. Mr. Phillips advises departments ranging from R&D and exploration through to production, commercialisation and sales. Mr. Phillips previously held a Non-Executive Director position at Bronson Group BGR:ASX and subsequently Mandrake Resources MAN:ASX. Mr. Phillips’ current position as a Corporate Executive at Ironside is focused on sourcing, structuring, funding and management requirements for small-cap companies both private and public. Mr. Phillips has worked for Ironside Capital since incorporation having previously held a position at Merchant Corporate Finance.
Mr. Leo Pilapil has over 30 years experience as a Geoscientist and three years as a Financial Planner. As a geoscientist, he has held Director Positions for several junior companies in Australia, Africa and Turkey, mainly responsible for technical project evaluations, project acquisitions, project management and business development. Mr Pilapil was responsible for the discovery of the Harlequin Gold Deposit (1Moz) under salt lake conditions in Norseman WA Australia and has also been responsible for the mine extensions and discoveries of several ore deposits in Australia, Africa, Turkey and more recently in Lao PDR. He has developed an expertise in ‘Prospect to Mine’ process through his vast experience in exploration and mining.
In the last 18 years, Mr Pilapil has been working as a Geological Consultant for various companies around the world including Aditya Birla (Australia), Alacer Gold Corporation (Turkey), African Uranium (Namibia, Africa) and NIKKI Lao (Lao PDR). In the past 7 years, combining his sound business knowledge, Mr Pilapil established drilling companies in Turkey and Lao PDR servicing several major exploration and mining companies to complement the acquisition of his own personal projects.
Patrick Holywell has over 15 years of experience in accounting, finance and corporate governance, including employment at Deloitte and Patersons (now Canaccord Genuity). He is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia with the last ten years focused on Director and Company Secretarial roles in the resources and technology space. Mr Holywell’s most recent involvements include roles with De Grey Mining Limited, Si6 Metals Limited and Pentanet Limited. Mr Holywell has completed a Bachelor of Commerce at UWA, a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting with the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Company Directors Course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.