Board & Management

Highly experienced Board with wide ranging expertise necessary to lead the Company.

Peter Buttigieg – Executive Chairman & Acting CEO

B App Sc. (i.T)

Peter is an IT Processional with over 30 years experience. Peter is the Founder and Managing Director of RMS (Aust.) Pty Ltd, a successful and widely used business that designs IT Systems for the global hospitality, mining, defence and shopping centre industries.

Melbourne based, Peter holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Information Technology) and graduated with Distinction from Monash University.

Peter was appointed to the Aphrodite Gold board in May 2012 to represent the Company in Melbourne where a large number of the Company shareholders are based.

Eduard Eshuys – Consultant and Technical Advisor


Mr. Eduard Eshuys is a geologist with 40 years of experience in mineral exploration, development and operation of gold and nickel mines in Australia. He has an outstanding record in exploration having led the exploration teams that discovered several major gold deposits, including Plutonic, Bronzewing and Jundee. He brought into production the Bronzewing and Jundee deposits, as well as the Cawse Nickel mine.

Based in Melbourne, Eduard was awarded the Geological Society of Australia’s Joe Harms medal for distinction in exploration success and project development in 1996. He is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He holds a BSc from University of Tasmania.

Roger Mitchell – Non Executive Director

Singapore based Roger has extensive corporate experience across Australia and South East Asia including 15 years’ experience in developing substantial media development projects in Singapore and Japan.

Roger holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Paul Buttigieg – Non Executive Director

Paul assisted Aphrodite raise its pre-IPO funding in 2009, and in its subsequent capital raising since. He has extensive business and marketing experience being a past director of the Master Grocers Association of Victoria, and in setting up national product sales and distribution through Australia’s major employer associations. He has wide-ranging expertise in developing and maintaining shareholder/stakeholder/business relationships.

Angus Middleton – Non Executive Director


Angus is a respected fund manager and former stockbroker with extensive experience in the capital markets sector in Australia. He is currently a director of SA Capital Pty Ltd, a corporate advisory firm specialising in equity raisings and underwriting, and the Managing Director of SA Capital Funds Management Limited, an Adelaide-based investment fund that has been involved in advising and raising equity for corporations in the form of venture capital, seed capital, private equity, pre-initial public offerings and initial public offerings.


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