Board of Directors

Geopacific Resources
Andrew Bantock

Andrew Bantock


Andrew is an experienced leader of international listed, private and government businesses, with an acknowledged track record in corporate finance and commercial leadership.

With an established Australian and international profile at senior executive level, and as a turnaround and business improvement professional, Andrew has floated, operated and advised ASX, TSX and NZSE companies across a range of commodities and geographies.

Andrew is currently a Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting, an independent global business advisory firm where he leads the Perth Business Transformation practice and co-leads the national mining advisory practice. He also Chairs Elevate Uranium Limited (ASX: EL8).

Ian Murray

Ian Murray

Non Executive Director

Mr Murray is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ of mining experience in senior leadership positions, including the position of Managing Director of Gold Road Resources (Gold Road) and DRDGold Ltd. He has also held executive positions with international Big 4 accounting firms.

Mr Murray brings a wealth of financial, corporate, project development and operational experience to the Board. Most recently he held the role of Managing Director of Gold Road and was instrumental in taking the Guyere Project from an exploration play through to a fully funded 8.2mtpa gold operation that is set to produce 300koz per annum in joint venture with Gold Fields Ltd.

Mr Murray has been the recipient of many awards during his leadership of Gold Road including the Gavin Thomas award for leadership, the Diggers and Dealers Deal of the year award in 2017, after winning the best emerging company award in 2011 as well as the CEO of the year award from CEO Magazine.

Colin Gilligan

Non Executive Director

Mr. Gilligan is a mining engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the resources sector, in Australia, South Africa, North America and Asia. He has held technical, executive and director roles with a number of companies throughout his career including Mitsui, Thiess, Anglo, Coalspur Mines and Resource Generation.

During his career Mr. Gilligan has provided leadership to a number of operations, EPC contracts, mining contracts and development projects across different commodities. He has also successfully contributed to raising development funding in various forms.

Colin brings a successful background in organisational leadership, project development and delivery, predominantly achieved through a focus on people, culture and optimal efficiency. He also contributes significant board-level experience at private and public company level, particularly on technical matters, governance, funding, risk management, strategy and leadership


Sir Charles Lepani

Non-Executive Director

Sir Charles Lepani was born in the Trobriand Islands in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. He is a graduate of the University of Papua New Guinea with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics), and won a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Boston, where he graduated with a Masters of Public Administration.

Sir Charles has over 40 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors representing Papua New Guinea as a Senior Diplomat and Advisor. Prior to joining the Board, his most recent roles were as High Commissioner of PNG in Australia from 2005-2017, and as Director General of PNG APEC 2017-2018.

Sir Charles has been an advisor and consultant to successive Prime Ministers of PNG as well as the departments of Treasury, Finance, and the Law and Justice Sector. He has also worked alongside the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Centre for Transnational Corporations (UNCTC) and the Asian Development Bank.

Sir Charles will bring a substantial degree of insight, understanding, and local expertise to the management of our Woodlark Island Gold Project.