Board of Directors

The Todd River Board of Directors comprises:


Mr Paul Burton, B.Sc (Hons) Geology (UK), M.Sc Mineral Exploration (Canada), MAusImm, CIMB, FAEG, GAICD, IoD

Mr Burton is a highly experienced Exploration Geologist/Geochemist with over 25 years’ experience in Exploration and Mining and is the Managing Director of TNG.

Mr Burton is experienced in running successful exploration programs for a variety of commodities. He has held consulting and senior management roles with major exploration companies.

Prior to his appointment to the TNG Board, Mr Burton was the Exploration Manager and Exploration Director of TNG, and has been instrumental in establishing the NT Base Metal assets and had significant involvement in their initial exploration.

He holds an Honours degree in Geology, an MSc in Mineral Exploration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow of the Association of Applied Exploration Geochemists, and member of both the Australian and Canadian Institutes of Mining and Metallurgy.


Mr Geoffrey Crow

Mr Crow has more than 28 years’ experience in all aspects of corporate finance, stockbroking and investor relations in Australia and international markets and has owned and operated his own businesses in these areas for the last sixteen years. Mr Crow is a Non-Executive Director of TNG.


Mr Rex Turkington, BCom(Hons), BCA, GAICD, AAFSI, ADA1 (ASX)

Mr Turkington is a highly experienced corporate advisor and economist who has worked extensively in financial services in Australia, specializing in the exploration and mining sectors. He has extensive experience with equities, derivatives, foreign exchange and commodities and has participated in numerous corporate initial public offerings and capital raisings for listed exploration and mining companies.

Mr Turkington is currently a Director of an Australian corporate advisory company, offering corporate finance and investor relations advice to listed companies. He holds a first class Honours Degree in economics, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an Associate of the Securities Institute of Australia. Mr Turkington is a Non-Executive Director of TNG.


Mr Edward (Eddie) Fry - Non-Executive Director

Mr Fry has extensive experience within the Australian resource sector and is a specialist in Indigenous and Native Title issues. He holds a Diploma in Business Management from the University of South Australia and is a graduate of the International Lead and Zinc Study Group conducted out of Belgium on international base metal global supply and demand trade.

Based in Adelaide, Mr Fry is a former director and a retained consultant to TNG Limited, an Australian resource company focused on the exploration, evaluation and development of a multi-commodity resource portfolio in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. He is an Executive Director of Gimbulki Ltd., a Native Title land access company he established in 2002 which has provided consulting services to a range of Australian exploration and mining companies including Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold, and Transfield Services.

During his career he also held senior executive roles with Normandy Mining Ltd., where he established the company’s Traditional Owner policy, and later was manager of international logistics and marketing of Normandy’s base-metal portfolio.

Mr Fry is the Chairman of Indigenous Business Australia, Chair of the Indigenous Land Corporation, Chair of the Indigenous Advisory Board at Transfield Services Australia (since 2010), a Deputy Chair of the Aboriginal Foundation of South Australia Inc (since 2007) and is an advisory member of the development team for the TNG Ltd world-class ferro/vanadium Mount Peake project in the Northern Territory.