Derek Carter


Derek Carter has over 40 years’ experience in exploration and mining geology and management. He held senior positions in Burmine Ltd and the Shell Group of Companies where he was responsible for discovering the Los Santos tungsten deposit in Spain, before founding Minotaur Gold NL in 1993. He resigned as Chairman of Minotaur Exploration Ltd in November 2016. He is the Chairman of Petratherm Limited, and former Chairman of Highfield Resources Ltd.

Mr Carter is a former President of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy, former member of the Australian Gold Council and the South Australian Minerals and Energy Council. He is a member of the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Experts Group. He was awarded AMEC’s Prospector of the Year Award (jointly) in 2003 for the discovery of the Prominent Hill copper-gold deposit, the AusIMM President’s Award and is a Centenary Medallist.

Lachlan Wallace

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Since joining Hillgrove 2012, Lachlan held various operational roles at the Kanmantoo Copper Mine including General Manager before becoming the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in 2019. Previously Lachlan was responsible for Stemcor's global mining assets, developing their iron ore and manganese portfolio in India and nickel project in Indonesia at a time when Stemcor's annual turnover exceeded £6Bn. Lachlan has held technical, managerial and consulting roles in Africa and Australia, including Anglo Gold Ashanti's Siguiri gold project in Guinea, Barrick’s Lumwana copper mine in Zambia, and the Savage River iron ore mine in Tasmania. A qualified mining engineer, Lachlan also holds a Master of Mineral & Energy Economics, an MBA, and is a graduate of the AICD.

Murray Boyte

Non-Executive Director

Murray joined the Board in May 2019, as a Non-Executive Director. Murray has over 35 years experience in merchant banking and finance, undertaking company reconstructions, mergers and acquisitions in Australia, New Zealand, North America and Hong Kong. Murray holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from the Victoria University in Wellington and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Institute of Directors of New Zealand and Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. In addition, Murray has held executive positions and directorships in the transport, horticulture, finance service, investment, health services and property industries. Murray is currently the Chairman of Eureka Group Holdings (ASX: EGH) and National Tyre & Wheel Limited (ASX: NTD).

Peter Rolley

Chief Geologist and Exploration Manager

Peter Rolley is a geologist with over 40 years of diverse Australian and international experience. He has a track record of success in mineral exploration and mining geology across a number of countries and commodities with experience in project acquisition, community liaison, landholder and native title communications and agreements, evaluation, exploration, development, and mining. Peter has been with Hillgrove since late 2015 and is also responsible for the Mineral Resource and Exploration reporting for the Company.

Joe Sutanto

Company Secretary and Chief Commercial Officer

Joe joined Hillgrove in 2011 and has held a number of roles within the finance team, which spanned commercial and planning to financial control before becoming the Chief Commercial Officer and Company Secretary in 2020. Prior to Hillgrove, Joe held a number of roles which included as a corporate finance executive at PwC Corporate Finance, commodities trader at Glencore, and as an auditor at KPMG. A CPA qualified accountant, Joe completed his MBA at HKUST and London Business School.