Elza van der Walt

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Ms van der Walt has more than a decade of international finance experience, particularly in the exploration and mining industries. Between 2007 and 2018 Ms van der Walt worked as an external auditor at private practise firms. During this time Ms van der Walt had exposure to numerous listed and private entities across different industries with her focus being the exploration, mining and construction industries.

Ms van der Walt successfully completed the ASX Listing Rules compliance Course in May 2023 and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Qualifying exam in November 2008. Ms van der Walt holds an Honors Degree in Accounting from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree from the University of the Free State, South Africa.

Kas De Luca

General Manager- Exploration

Mrs De Luca has an extensive career in exploration and mining spanning more than 30 years. She joined Novo Resources most recently from Newcrest Mining Limited where she held the role of Regional Exploration Manager, Asia Pacific. In this role she was responsible for strategic planning, project management and generative portfolios. Prior to her stint at Newcrest, she worked for a number of domestic and international mining and exploration companies including Dundee Precious Metals, Thani-Ashanti, Placer Dome, and KCGM, and was also one of the founding directors of successful specialist geological consultancy Jigsaw Geoscience.

Mrs De Luca is a highly qualified exploration specialist with excellent technical, business, and people skills and with a record of effectively establishing and managing high performance teams to success in both near-mine and greenfield environments.

Lisa Smith

General Counsel and joint Corporate Secretary

Lisa Smith is a lawyer with more than 17 years’ experience in a broad range of practice areas including corporate, commercial and compliance law across a number of industries. For the last 6 years, Ms Smith has been working exclusively in the resources sector with mining and exploration companies in her role as principal for a private industry legal services firm as well as corporate governance experience working with ASX listed companies including Westgold Resources Limited.

Ms Smith holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University and Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University.