The Board
Each member of Empire's Board has extensive mineral exploration and project development experience.

David Sargent

David Sargeant
Managing Director - BSc., AusIMM

Mr Sargeant, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economic geology from the University of Sydney, has more than 40 years' experience as a geologist, consultant and company director. As such, he has been involved in numerous mineral exploration, ore deposit evaluation and mining development projects and is a member of AusIMM and the Geological Society of Australia.

During his career, Mr Sargeant has held a range of senior positions, including that of senior geologist with Newmont Pty Ltd and senior supervisory geologist with Esso Australia Ltd at the time of the Harbour Lights Gold Mine discovery and development. Further, Mr Sargeant was the first chief geologist at Telfer Gold Mine during exploration, development and production at that project. In addition, he was exploration manager for the Adelaide Petroleum NL group of companies, manager of resources development for Sabminco NL and a technical director of Western Reefs Limited during the period in which that company became a successful producer at the Dalgaranga Gold Project.


Dr Michael Ruane
Non Exec. Chairman

Dr Ruane holds BSc and PhD qualifications in chemistry from UWA and has been involved in the mining and chemical industries for over 35 years. Dr Ruane has been responsible for the listing or development of numerous Public Companies including Metaliko Resources Ltd (merged with Echo Resources Ltd 2017 (ASX: EAR)), lntermin Resources Ltd (ASX: IRC), Reward Minerals Ltd (ASX: RWD), Haddington Resources Ltd (now Altura Mining Limited (ASX: AJM) and Wedgetail Exploration Ltd (now Millennium Minerals Ltd (ASX: MOY).

Dr Ruane is currently an executive Director of Reward Minerals Ltd.


Mr Kevin Lee Christensen
Non Exec. Director - B. Juris, LLB, B Com.

Mr Christensen is a solicitor in Perth, specialising in dispute resolution, banking and finance, insolvency and corporate restructures. He has many years of commercial litigation experience and is currently a director of Christensen Partners in West Perth.

Mr Christensen also has experience in serving on the Board of ASX listed companies.


Mr Jeremy Paul Atkinson
Non Exec. Director

Mr Atkinson is a qualified CPA (Australia), professionally trained in project financial modelling. In the past six years Mr Atkinson has specialised professionally in the construction of financial models for mining projects in Australia, Africa, Europe and South America and is very conversant with commercial terms and cost parameters associated with mining and processing of a range of mineral commodities including gold. He also holds a degree in modern languages from Oxford University and speaks English, French and German languages fluently. Prior to his involvement in the mining industry Mr Atkinson spent 18 years in senior strategic and operational positions in the development and turnaround of various international manufacturing businesses.


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