Great Western Exploration (GTE.ASX) is a copper and gold explorer with a significant (>5,000km²) tenement holding, within prolific regions of Western Australia. The Company’s projects have been underexplored or are virtually unexplored.

Great Western is run by a highly experienced Board and is very well funded to complete high impact, methodical and strategic exploration programmes across multiple targets testing for gold, copper and other base metals.

The Company has a strong share holder register with very supportive top 100 shareholders. By operating with very low corporate overheads the Company puts the shareholders’ money to work in the field aiming to make large green fields discoveries.


Mr Kevin Somes | Non-Executive Chairman

Kevin is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) of 50 years and a founding partner of SomesCooke Chartered Accountants which specialised in auditing and advising mining and exploration companies. Kevin’s career includes numerous business ventures spanning pearl farming , aquaculture, taverns and hotels, whiskey production and bakeries. Kevin is also actively involved with the local community as the President of the Claremont Football Club and a Rotarian (Paul Harris Fellow).

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Tom Ridges | Managing Director

Tom is a geologist with over 14 years’ experience and a proven track record in gold and base metals exploration, project development and mining. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology and Environmental) and Master of Science (Mineral Economics). Tom most recently held the role of Exploration Manager at Mineral Resources Limited (ASX:MIN) where he led the Mineral Resources’ team conducting all exploration, new project evaluation, resource modelling and mine geology. He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Prior to joining Mineral Resources, Tom spent more than 12 years with Regis Resources (ASX:RRL) where he was a key member of the geological team that drove outstanding growth in shareholder value.

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Ross Williams | Non-Executive Director

Mr Ross Williams is a highly experienced Company Director and businessman, having co-founded a Mining Services business from start up through to ASX listing and a market capitalisation over $400m with revenues in excess of $500m. Ross held the role of Finance Director for 12 years and during this time was responsible for capital management, finance, financial reporting, corporate strategy and investor relations before retiring to a Non-Executive role. Mr Williams started his career in Banking and Finance and his listed company roles have also included Non-Executive Director of a successful Mining Company and Chairman of a listed investment Company.

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Grey Egerton-Warburton | Non-Executive Director

Grey Egerton-Warburton has a strong background in corporate finance, with extensive experience in equity capital markets, acquisitions, divestments and domestic and international change of control transactions. Grey has led a substantial number of capital raisings and led many successful takeovers and mergers for ASX listed companies, across many sectors. Prior to his career in corporate finance Mr Egerton-Warburton practiced as a corporate solicitor at a tier one national law firm.

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