Venture Minerals Limited is entering an exciting phase as it looks to move from explorer to producer with production at the Riley Iron Ore Mine in northwest Tasmania. At the neighbouring Mount Lindsay Tin-Tungsten Project in North‐West Tasmania, higher Tin prices and the recognition of Tin as a fundamental metal to the battery revolution has refocused Venture’s approach to developing Mount Lindsay. Already one of the world’s largest undeveloped Tin deposits, the Company has commissioned an Underground Scoping Study on Mount Lindsay that will leverage off the previously completed feasibility work.

In Western Australia, Chalice Gold Mines (ASX: CHN) recently committed to spend up to $3.7m in Venture’s South West Project, to advance previous exploration completed by Venture to test a Julimar lookalike Nickel-Copper-PGE target. At the Company’s Golden Grove North Project, it has already identified four new priority VMS (Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide) drill targets along strike to the world class Golden Grove Zinc-Copper-Gold Mine.

Venture will also be starting a low-cost drill program designed to bring forward a potential new gold discovery at the Kulin Project.


  • Philippa Leggat | Managing Director

    Philippa is a mineral industry executive with over 20 years of experience in advancing domestic and international projects along the value chain. She has served as an executive director and advisor to ASX listed companies engaged in capital raising, exploration, development and project evaluation. Philippa has a track record of negotiating value accretive project acquisitions and effectively communicating an organisation’s competitive advantages to raise its profile.

    In addition to her advisory work, Philippa previously served in ASX-listed companies as CEO of Comet Resources, Executive Director of Geopacific Resources and Non-Executive Director of Kula Gold, and Ensurance Ltd. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Harena Resources, a private Australian company that is focused on developing a large Ionic Clay Rare Earths Project in Madagascar.

    Philippa is currently studying a master’s degree in Data Science Strategy and Leadership through RMIT, with a view to improving her ability to assist companies to use their data to gain insights and make better decisions. Philippa holds bachelor degrees in Commerce (financial management, strategy and risk) and Art (jewellery, gemmology and metallurgy). She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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  • Tim Lindley | Non-Executive Chairman

    Mr Lindley is an experienced ASX board director and previous senior investment banker who brings a proven track record in resource company equity raising, project finance, debt, and M&A.

    During his 25-year executive career, Mr. Lindley has held several senior and executive roles in both Australia and internationally, including Country Head (Australia) of Barclays Bank and a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley (Australia).

    Mr Lindley is currently a Non-Executive Director of Deep Yellow Ltd (ASX: DYL), Serendis Pty Ltd, and the Wayside Chapel. Mr Lindley was previously a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for Onsite Rentals Group Pty Ltd and Little Wings.

    Mr Lindley has a master’s degree in economics and finance, and a bachelor’s degree in history and economics, from the University of New South Wales. Mr Lindley is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA).

    Mr Lindley was also a Commissioned Officer graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon and currently holds a commercial pilot’s license (MEA CIR, FIR G2) and actively flies as a volunteer pilot for the community service aeromedical charity Angel Flight.

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  • Nicholas Cernotta | Non-Executive Director

    Mr Cernotta is a mining engineer with 40 years’ experience in the mining industry, spanning various commodities and operations in Australia and in multiple jurisdictions overseas, including Africa, South East Asia, Mongolia and Saudi Arabia to state a few.

    Nick has held senior executive roles with extensive operational experience in both the public and private sectors of the mineral resources industry. More notable roles, include Director of Operations at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, Chief Operating Officer at MacMahon Contracting and Director of Operations at Barrick Gold and CEO of GBF Underground Mining Company.

    More current is Nicks career as a professional Non-Executive Director, for two ASX 50 and ASX 300 listed companies. The current portfolio of companies include established operations and grass roots developments for Nickel, Cobalt, Copper, Gold and Lithium.

    Mr Cernotta is a Non-Executive Director of Pilbara Minerals Limited and Northern Star Resources, and Non-Executive Chair of Panoramic Resources.

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