Board & Management


Alan Hopkins - Chairman

Alan has over 25 years experience in resource companies including more than twenty years at board level in public companies. This experience has strongly focused on managing resource companies with international operations & covering all stages through exploration, development & mining. He has extensive strategic experience in start- up / turnaround situations & managing through periods of exceptional growth.

Alan has extensive links in Asia as CEO of Pan Asia Corporation Ltd and had a strong grounding in gold and bulk commodities. This included being a founding Australian executive of leading international gold engineering and consulting firm Edward L Bateman and also as part of the Grants Patch Mining executive team that brought onstream multiple gold projects with corresponding significant increases in its market capitalization. Alan also has considerable operating experience in Kazakhstan and is actively engaged in Asia.


Luke Martino - Director, alternate Director for Alan Hopkins

Luke has over 20 years experience at partner and board level with major accounting firms and is a Director of several private and public companies. He has gained significant experience and  established credibility in the mining & resources, property and hospitality industries. Luke has an entrepreneurial passion for nurturing businesses and specialises in corporate and growth business consulting.

Luke is a Director of the Indian Ocean Group Pty Ltd, Non-Executive Director of Pan Asia Corporation Limited (ASX: PZC), as well as the Company Secretary for South East Asia Resources Limited (formerly Victory West Metals Limited) (ASX: SXI) and Blackgold International Holdings Limited (ASX:BGG). He is also a former Director of South Pacific Resources, a Canadian publicly listed company with mining projects in the Republic of Indonesia and a former Board Member of the Deloitte Australian practice.  


Robin Gill - Executive Director, acting joint Managing Director

Robin Gill has 30 years of experience in the international petroleum industry. He has held both management and executive roles with multi-national and independent oil and gas companies.

Mr Gill was Managing Director of Dynergy Global Liquids, and Chief Executive Officer of natural gas development company Danagaz, which he co-founded.



Erulan Kanapyanov - Non-executive Director

Erulan Kanapyanov has more than 30 years of experience in business in Kazakhstan, including in mining. He has held various senior executive and board positions and is the co-founder of Kazakhstan-Australia Limited. He has a long-standing relationship with Central Asia Resources and provides the company with extensive local, professional and government knowledge.


Philippe Reiser - Non-Executive Director

Philippe Reiser has more than 30 years of experience in private banking. He is a Director on several boards across the world.





Peter Thompson - Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Thompson joined the company as a consultant in April 2013 with the view to taking up a permanent position at the end of a three-month consultancy period and was appointed as CEO on 1 September 2013.


Mr. Thompson joins the Company with significant industry experience and holds an honours degree in Geology from Trinity College Dublin, and Masters degree in Mining and Exploration from Leicester University.


During a successful career of 26 years, Mr Thompson has gained extensive and relevant experience in both exploration and mining. Previously employed by BCD Resources NL as Chief Executive Officer, where he was instrumental in turnaround and the execution of the strategic plan. Mr Thompson has also held senior exploration roles at St Barbara Limited,  Jubilee Mines NL, Anaconda Nickel Ltd and Western Mining Corporation. In addition to being responsible for the discovery of several nickel and gold deposits, he has extensive mining and corporate development experience, and has been a Member of the AusIMM for 25 years.


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