Board and Management

Horizon is led by a team of highly experienced resource executives with a track record of successfully identifying, discovering and developing world class projects.

Ashok Parekh

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Ashok Parekh is a chartered accountant, with over 40 years’ experience, who owns a large Accounting Practice in Kalgoorlie, which he has operated for 33 years. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 by the Governor General of Australia, and was recently awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the highest award granted by the institute in Australia.

Mr Parekh has over 33 years’ experience in providing advice to mining companies and service providers to the mining industry. He has spent many years negotiating with public listed companies and prospectors on mining deals which have resulted in new IPOs and the commencement of new gold mining operations. He has also been involved in the management of gold mining and milling companies in the Kalgoorlie region, and has been the Managing Director of some of these companies. He is well known in the West Australian mining industry and has a very successful background in the ownership of numerous businesses in the Goldfields. Mr Parekh was an Executive Chairman of ASX-listed A1 Consolidated Gold Limited (ASX: AYC) from 2011 to 2014.

Peter Bilbe

Non-Executive Director

Mr Bilbe is a Mining Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the Australian and International mining industry at the operating, corporate and business level. He has comprehensive experience in all facets of open pit and underground mining and processing operations including exploration, feasibility studies, construction and provision of mining contract services.

Mr Bilbe has previously held senior management positions at Mount Gibson Iron, Aztec Resources Ltd, Portman Ltd, Aurora Gold Corp and Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and previously Non-Executive Chairman of Independence Group NL.


Jon Price

Non-Executive Director

Mr Price has over 30 years’ experience in Australia and overseas across all aspects of the industry including exploration, development, construction and mining operations in the gold and advanced minerals sectors. Jon graduated as a metallurgist and holds a Masters in Mineral Economics from the Western Australian School of Mines. He then worked in various gold and advanced mineral operations including general manager of the Paddington gold and St Ives gold operations in the Western Australian goldfields.

More recently, Jon was the founding Managing Director of Phoenix Gold which was acquired by Evolution Mining.

Grant Haywood

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Haywood is a mining engineer with over 30 years’ experience in underground and open cut mining operations and is a graduate of the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM). Grant also attained his Masters in Mineral Economics from WASM, holds a First Class Mine Managers Certificate and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He has managed mining projects in senior leadership positions from feasibility through to development and operations predominantly in the Western Australian goldfields for junior and multinational gold mining companies including Phoenix Gold, Saracen Mineral Holdings and Gold Fields.


Julian Tambyrajah

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary                                                                                                           CPA | ACIS/AGIA | MAICD | B.COM. (ACCOUNTING)

Mr Tambyrajah is a global mining finance executive, a qualified Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Company Secretary (ACIS/AGIA) with over 25 years’ experience including 18 years at the CFO & Company Secretary level.
Mr Tambyrajah has significant experience that covers financial and techno-commercial areas such as treasury, financing, accounting, systems, supply and logistics, business development M&A, investor relations, project evaluation, feasibility studies, construction, and operations management for start-ups and global multi-billion-dollar organisations. 

Mr Tambyrajah has held the position of Chief Financial Officer, Director and Company Secretary of several listed (AIM/ASX/TSX) public and private equity companies, including Central Petroleum Limited (CTP), Crescent Gold Limited (CRE), Rusina Mining NL (RML), DRDGold Limited (DRD), Dome Resources NL (Gold producers) and held management and accounting roles for Hills Industries, Brown & Root, Woodside and Normandy Mining. Mr Tambyrajah has extensive experience in raising equity and debt from national and international financial markets, some of which includes raising US$49M whilst at BMC UK, A$122m whilst at Crescent Gold and A$105m whilst at Central Petroleum.

David O’Farrell

Exploration Manager
Mr O’Farrell is a highly experienced geologist with over 25 years’ experience in all facets of Exploration, Development and Mining in Australia and abroad for multi-commodities. This has included project generation, conceptual and greenfields exploration, resource modelling and estimation and feasibility studies. His highly successful career has included exploration and development in most Australian states and throughout the Asia-Pacific region including the Darlot, Granites and Simberi Gold Mines.
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