Zenith’s vision is to build a gold and base metals business. Focus is on 100% owned Australian projects, whilst partners progress multiple additional opportunities using third party funds.

The Company is focusing on its core Australian gold and copper projects including:

  • Red Mountain Gold Project in Queensland (100% owned) where ongoing drilling is following-up the high-grade near surface gold and silver intersected in the maiden June 2020 drill program.
  • Split Rocks Gold Project in Western Australia (100% owned), where recent drilling returned, high-grade near surface gold mineralisation at multiple targets over 18km of strike.
  • Develin Creek Copper-Zinc Project in Queensland (100% owned) – maiden drill test of the new Snook copper target located 30km south of Zenith’s JORC resources planned for October 2020.


  • Peter Bird – Executive Chairman

    is an experienced, well known and highly respected mining industry executive. His extensive experience covers senior technical, management, investor relations and human resources positions with major mining companies such as Western Mining Corporation, Newcrest and Normandy Mining. In addition, Peter has extensive expertise in equity markets including five years at Merrill Lynch Equities, where he was recognised in 1998 as the top-rated Australian Gold Analyst in Australia, Europe and Asia.  In 2000 while General Manager Investor Relations at Newcrest, he was voted by the investment community as the number one Investor Relations Manager in all listed Australian companies.

    More recently Peter has served in Board and executive roles both as a Managing Director and in the capacity of Non-Executive Chairman with several ASX listed resource companies, and as CEO and Deputy Chair of a UK Listed copper company. Peter holds a BSc(Hons) in Geology from La Trobe University (1986).

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  • Michael Clifford – Managing Director

    Mick is a geologist with over 30 years’ experience in the mineral exploration industry. He held senior technical and business development roles and explored for most major metal commodities but has specialised in gold exploration during a successful career with Billiton Australia, Acacia Resources and AngloGold Ashanti rising to the position of Regional Exploration Manager Australia.


    Mick was Managing Director of ASX listed PacMag Metals Ltd from 2005 until its takeover in 2010.  He then provided geological consulting services to listed and private entities including an international resource fund.  He went on to co-found two private resource companies before joining Zenith in 2014 as Managing Director.

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  • Melinda Nelmes – Company Secretary & CFO

    Ms Nelmes is a Chartered Accountant with over 26 years’ experience, including 11 years in Company Secretarial roles for ASX listed and private companies. She was previously a Financial Group Accountant in the financial services sector and has also worked in Chartered Accounting firms, including Deloitte, in the audit and corporate services divisions.

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