GOLD PRICE (USD/oz): 1782.6 1.244%


Leadership Team

Anna Nahajski-Staples

Managing Director


Anna Nahajski-Staples is the founder of Moneghetti Minerals. 

Anna applies her international capital markets experience for good, not evil, driving superior shareholder returns while building a company to be proud of supporting. She is decisive, insists on high standards across all levels of the business, loves engaging with stakeholders around the world and thinks big. 

Anna is an investment banker with 28 years’ experience (15 years in mining) representing over half a billion dollars in global transactions. Anna is Executive Director of Paloma Investments and Non Executive Director of gold-copper explorer, Larvotto Resources.

Anna is a Fellow of Finsia, a graduate of the Governance Institute of Australia (2009) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2007) and studied accounting at Harvard University (1993) before receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration with a scholarship from the University of Washington. 

Dr Karen Lloyd

Technical Director

BSc (Hons), MBA, PhD, FAusIMM

Dr Karen Lloyd is our Technical Director applying her vast global industry experience and extensive qualifications to lead the charge at our gold projects.

Karen is a geologist and mining engineer with 25 years of international resource industry experience gained with some of the major mining, consulting and investment houses globally. She is a specialist in investment due diligence, independent public reporting, mineral asset valuation and techno-economic advisory. Karen leads multi-disciplinary teams covering precious metals, base metals, industrial minerals and bulk commodities globally.

In a nutshell, Karen’s a big gun and the go-to-girl for all things metals and mining.

Karen is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) and has the appropriate relevant qualifications, experience, competence and independence to be considered a ‘Specialist’ and ‘Competent Person’ under the VALMIN (2015) and JORC (2012) Codes, respectively. 

Melanie Leydin

Non-Executive Chair


Melanie Leydin is the feather in our governance cap – the only way to do things in Melanie’s book is properly and she’s built a successful reputation on it.

Governance is very important to us and selecting an expert in this field was critical to set the tone from the top and establish ongoing investor confidence.

Melanie has over 25 years’ experience in accounting and over 15 years’ experience holding Board positions including Company Secretary of ASX listed entities. She has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting, reorganisation of Companies and shareholder relations. Melanie is an IPO guru.

Melanie holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Corporate Law. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and is a Registered Company Auditor. 

Melanie is at the top of her game in governance – she is focused on getting things done properly and puts shareholder needs at the top of her list.

Karina Bader

Independent Non-Executive Director


Karina Bader is a resources investment professional and geologist who reviews our strategic decisions, applying the same scrutiny she uses to make good investment decisions.

Karina holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Earth Science as well as a Master of Business Administration (Tech Mgt) – yes, we have not one, but two MBAs on our board. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Director Course. She graduated from Monash University in 1995 when she began working as a geologist in the mining industry. She worked in technical & operational roles in exploration and resource definition for various gold mining companies including Great Central Mines & Plutonic Resources. 

More recently, Karina has spent 11 years working in capital markets as a resources and energy analyst for a boutique fund manager specialising in emerging companies covering gold, base metals, speciality metals, bulks, uranium and petroleum commodities. She has also held director roles at not for profit organisations for five years.

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