Board of Directors


Antony Corel (Chairman)
Diploma Law (S.A.B), LL.M (U.N.S.W)

Antony Corel is a solicitor with significant corporate and managerial experience, gained within and outside of Australia.

Initially admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of N.S.W in 1987, Antony subsequently obtained admittance in the High Court of Hong Kong in 2000.

Having a distinguished career spanning four continents he established himself as a leading practitioner in his field of expertise advising both public and private sector organisations and managing significant commercial, corporate, regulatory and litigious matters. During this time he has developed essential skill sets and experience through his successful management of complex transactions, stakeholders, professional advisers, employees and colleagues.

Between 1995 and 2006 Antony resided outside of Australia and worked in or advised clients in more than 25 countries. Since returning to Australia in 2006 Antony has, in addition to continuing his practice as a solicitor, accepted managerial roles in various ventures, including Ark Mines Ltd, with a view to sharing his experience in law, governance, compliance and business management.

Antony was appointed a director of Ark Mines Ltd at the invitation of the then majority shareholder, Ichiya Co. Limited from Japan to review and contribute to the company’s operations. Antony has been instrumental in positioning the company for public listing and has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors.



Roger Alan Jackson (Managing Director)
BSc (geology), Dip Ed., Grad Dip Fin Man, MAusIMM, AICD, ADIA

Roger completed a science degree majoring in geology and geophysics and also holds a Diploma in Financial Management from the University of New England.

Prior to 1995 he held a variety of roles in Exploration Geology, construction and teaching, including the creation of a School Board endorsed High School Certificate in Mining. Roger founded Geological Ore Search in 1995 as a geological services and contracting company, later to be GOS drilling and Australian Gas Drilling. He also is the founder of Every Day Mine Services Limited which is now an ASX listed company specialising in mine services.

Roger is the principal of the RJ Group, a mining and exploration consulting business and is a long standing Member of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgists the Australian Institute of Company Directors of the Australian and the Drilling Institute and has been appointed Managing Director of Ark Mines Ltd.



Ian Mitchell (Director and Company Secretary)
BA Dip Law

Mr Mitchell is a practising solicitor of over 40 years standing. He is a Director of Medical Australia Limited and Company Secretary of a number of ASX listed and non-listed public companies. He has over 28 years experience as a Director and Secretary of listed mining, exploration and industrial companies.  His legal experience is in commercial law, contract law and ASIC and ASX compliance. 
Mr Mitchell was appointed Company Secretary on 16 November 2011.
  • Appointed:                                            29 December 2010
  • Committee memberships:                     Audit & Risk (Chairman), Remuneration & Nominator
  • Other listed Board memberships:            Medical Australia Limited
  • Previous listed Board memberships:       Reliance Resources Limited

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