Graham AscoughExecutive Chairman
Graham Ascough (BSc, PGeo, MAu) Industry experience includes evaluating mineral projects and resources in Australia and overseas. He is currently non-executive Chairman of three other ASX listed companies: Black Canyon Limited, Sunstone Metals Limited & Geopacific Resources Limited. Graham, a geophysicist by training, has had broad industry involvement playing a leading role in setting the strategic direction for companies, completing financing and in implementing successful exploration programmes. He was the Managing Director of Mithril Resources Ltd from October 2006 until June 2012. Prior to joining Mithril in 2006, he was the Australian Manager of Nickel and PGM Exploration at the major Canadian resources house, Falconbridge Limited, which was acquired by Xstrata Plc in 2006. Graham was also a Councillor of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy and Chair of its Exploration Committee from 2006 ~ 2012 and has strong ties to the SA Resources industry. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and is a Professional Geoscientist of Ontario, Canada.
Hans-Jörg SchmidtNon-Executive Director
Based in Monaco, Mr Schmidt has a Master of Business & Administration from the University of Mannheim (Germany) and has a strong track record of business start-up and investment management. He is an experienced Private Equity Investor, working and investing across a broad range of industries and has held senior positions in investment banking and investment research firms along with director roles for publicly listed Companies in Europe. He has advised boards and management teams on investment decisions, financings and transactions across a broad range of industries.
Hansjoerg PlaggemarsNon-Executive Director
Mr Hansjoerg Plaggemars was appointed to the board as Non-Executive Director with effect from 28 November 2020. He is an experienced company director with a strong background in corporate finance, corporate strategy, and governance. He has qualifications in Business Administration and has served on the Board of Directors of many listed and unlisted companies in a variety of industries including mining, agriculture, shipping, construction, and investments. Mr. Plaggemars has previously served on the Board of Delphi Unternehmensberatung AG, the Company’s major shareholder.
Rowan JohnstonNon-Executive Director
Mr Johnston is a mining engineer with over 40 years’ resources industry experience, including significant experience as a company director through executive and non-executive directorship roles. Mr Johnston has held various senior executive and leadership roles in Australia and internationally, primarily in the gold sector, and has considerable experience in feasibility studies, company formations, construction, expansions and mergers.
He is currently non-Executive Chairman of ASX-listed Gascoyne Resources Ltd, Spartan Resources, Wiluna Mining Ltd and is a non-Executive Director of Kin Mining NL & Geopacific Resources Limited. Earlier in his career, he was a Director and Executive Director of a range of companies including Bardoc Gold, Excelsior Gold, Mutiny Gold, and Integra Mining.
James FoxTechnical Director
James Fox has been CEO of the Company since May 2012 and was appointed to the Board as Managing Director in November 2014. In November 2023 James transitioned to a Technical Director with PNX. James has 20 years’ experience in the mining industry. Prior to working for PNX, he was responsible for the development and operation of the Nickel Laterite Heap Leach project at the Murrin Murrin operations in Western Australia. James has held various senior processing positions including Process Manager at the Nifty Copper Operation in Western Australia. He has worked in the UK, Cyprus, Uganda and Australia in gold, lead, zinc, copper, nickel and cobalt mining operations.
Craig WilsonProject Mining & Infrastructure Manager
Craig Wilson, BEng (Mining)

Craig is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years of mining industry experience. He has worked in western and central Australia in copper, uranium, coal, iron ore and numerous open cut and underground gold mines. He also worked as an expat for over 11 years in numerous African gold mines.
He has project managed many mine site developments from pre-feasibility through to approvals, construction and then into operations. He brings to PNX operational, mine planning and management experience to develop exploration sites into operating mines.

Michael GreenExploration Manager
Dr Green is a geologist with >25 years’ experience exploring for gold, base metals and rare earths around the world. He has been involved in various discoveries, including some now producing gold mines. Michael has a strong field geology background with board and project finance experience. Michael has managed many regional exploration projects and has worked for many years in the Northern Territory, including with the Northern Territory Geological Survey, Arafura Resources and Tanami Gold. Michael joined PNX in April 2021.