Board & Management


Brian  Thomas

BSc MBA Grad Cert App Fin Inv MAusIMM MAICD SAFin

Mr Thomas is the principal of a boutique corporate advisory practice working with small to mid-market capitalisation companies and investor groups predominantly in the resources industry overseeing market oriented technical reviews plus advising on corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and investor relations. He has held both Executive and Non-Executive Director roles with numerous ASX listed and unlisted companies after an extensive career in the financial services sector in corporate stockbroking, investment banking, funds management and banking. He has more than 35 years of mining and exploration industry experience in a broad range of commodities from precious and base metals, bulk and industrial minerals, diamonds plus oil and gas.

Mr Thomas graduated from the University of Adelaide with a BSc in Geology and Mineral Economics, the University of Western Australia Business School with an MBA and the Securities Institute of Australia (now FinSIA) with a certificate in Applied Finance and Investment.


Managing Director

Anthony Rovira

B.Sc (Geology), B.Sc. (Hons), MAusIMM

Mr Tony Rovira has worked in the mining industry for over 30 years as an exploration and mining geologist and for the past 17 years as Managing Director of Azure Minerals.

Mr Rovira has been responsible for the discovery of several gold and nickel deposits in Australia which were developed into operating mines. His most famous discoveries were the rich Cosmos and Cosmos Deeps nickel sulphide deposits in Western Australia. In 2000, Mr Rovira was awarded the Prospector of the Year Award by the Australian Association of Mining and Exploration Companies for the Cosmos discovery.

From 2006 to 2020, Azure has operated in Mexico where the company made several silver, gold and copper discoveries. Due to the Covid-19 situation, Tony made the decision to refocus back into Western Australia and shortly thereafter announced the acquisition of four nickel and gold projects in the Pilbara. Leading the way is the Andover Nickel Project where drilling is underway and massive nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation is being intersected.

Company Secretary & Chief Financial Officer

Brett  Dickson


Mr Brett Dickson is a Certified Practicing Accountant and has had a successful corporate career focusing on the start-up, restructuring, management, growth and financing of emerging, publicly-listed mining, exploration and oil and gas companies. This experience ranges through a spectrum of activities; including capital and debt raisings, corporate restructuring, stock exchange listings (TSX, ASX, AIM), mineral exploration, mining and feasibility studies.

Mr Dickson has been a director of, and involved in the executive management of, numerous publicly listed resource companies with activities in Australia, Latin America and elsewhere.

Non-Executive Director

Annie Guo

B.Econ, M.Fin.

Ms Guo, a highly proficient corporate executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the mining and resources sector.

Ms Guo spent 12 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she held senior roles in transaction services, with a focus on the mining and resources sector. In addition, she is an experienced public and private company director and executive and has run her own investment platform focused on Australian and international mining and resource projects. Ms Guo brings significant experience across mining project evaluation, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project development and corporate finance, and is currently the Managing Director of Zuleika Gold Limited and a Non-Executive Director of CZR Resources Ltd.

Non-Executive Director

Hansjörg Plaggemars


Mr Plaggemars is an experienced company director with a strong background in corporate finance, corporate strategy and governance. He 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. This includes the Board of Delphi Unternehmensberatung AG, a major shareholder of Azure.

Mr. Plaggemars has qualifications in Business Administration and is fluent in English and German.

Exploration Manager

Graham Leaver


Mr Graham Leaver is a geologist with over 25 years’ experience in technical and managerial roles in base metal and gold exploration and mining geology throughout Australia.

Mr Leaver has extensive experience in sulphide nickel operations with roles spanning all aspects of resource projects including exploration and targeting, discovery, development and production. Graham has previously held roles with Black Mountain Metals, Talisman Mining, Xstrata Nickel, Jubilee Mines, Black Swan Nickel and WMC.