Our People

In a junior resources company, people are critical. Southern Gold boasts a small but highly professional team of corporate finance executives, exploration geologists and very experienced mine operations people.

Greg Boulton

Non-Executive Chairman

BA (Accounting), FCA, FCPA, FAICD

Greg Boulton has extensive commercial and resource sector experience spanning over 40 years as CEO and Non-Executive Director for many Public and Private Companies. He has broad experience in corporate governance, capital raisings, acquisitions and commercial negotiations. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia. Mr Boulton is currently a Director of Statewide Superannuation Fund, Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber Limited and various Private Companies based in South Australia.

Simon Mitchell

Managing Director

BSc (Hons) Geol, MAusIMM, GAICD,MSEG

Simon Mitchell is a geologist and finance executive with 26 years of resources industry experience in technical and corporate roles including 10 years gold exploration and mine development experience with Normandy NFM, RGC, Goldfields and Aurora Gold in countries as diverse as Australia, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Mr Mitchell worked for 6 years at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, predominantly in Project Finance, and more than 6 years with Toro Energy as General Manager of Business Development where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and the engagement of investors worldwide. Previously Mr. Mitchell was Managing Director of Asiatic Gold Ltd, an unlisted public company with gold exploration projects in South Korea, assets that were recently acquired by Southern Gold.

David Turvey

Non-Executive Director

BSc (Hons) Geol, MAusIMM, MSEG

David Turvey is a geologist with over 30 years' experience in the Australian and Asian mining industries where he has driven business development and corporate M&A activities in precious metals, bulk commodities and industrial minerals. His experiences include holding key management roles and consulting assignments in minerals exploration, technical marketing, project development and commercial evaluation of mineral asset investments. Mr Turvey was formerly a Non- Executive Director of ASX listed Lawson Gold Limited and was previously Managing Director of FerrAus Limited.

Mick Billing

Non-Executive Director


Mick Billing has more than 40 years of mining industry experience in CEO, senior commercial, and chief finacncial officer roles, including lenghty periods with Bougainville Copper Ltd and WMC Resources Ltd. He has worked extensively with junior resource companies since the late 1990's. Mr Billing is also Executive Chairman and CEO of ASX and AIM listed Thor Mining PLC. He previously has acted as Chairman of ASX listed Black Fire Minerals Limited, Western Desert Resources Limited and as a Non-Executive Director of Emperor Range Group Limited as well as Australasia Gold Limited.

Peter Bamford

Non-Executive Director

BSc (Eng) Mining, ARSM, MAICD, FAusIMM

Peter has a career spanning more than 40 years in the construction and mining industries, principally in underground mining operations as a mining engineer, mine manager and as a corporate executive. Peter’s experience includes senior appointments with Mount Isa Mines, Metana/Gold Mines of Australia, Dominion Mining (subsequently Kingsgate Consolidation) and Doray Minerals, among others.Peter has also served on several boards during the last 25 years, including Maiden Gold, Heron Resources and Dominion Mining. Peter is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.