Cauldron Energy Ltd. Board and Management
MBA, AusIMM Member
Mr Simon Youds has a long history with Cauldron, having served as Manager of Operations from June 2012 until February 2016, and as Non-Executive Chair of the board of directors from 15 March 2019. On 26 May 2021, Simon moved into the position of Executive Chair in recognition of the increased workload involved in preparing for production from the River Sands Project.
Simon is a professional mining engineer having considerable experience in exploration, project development, and operational experience in Africa, Asia and Australia. Mr Youds also holds an MBA degree from Deakin University, Victoria, and is a member of the Australasian Institute on Mining and Metallurgy.
Mr Youds has considerable operational experience, building mines and establishing production in a vast range of commodities and countries. Particularly relevant to Cauldron is his experience in establishing gold mines along with a significant expansion of a major uranium mine. Simon was directly involved in building gold mines, Bibiani (Ghana), Bulyanhulu (Tanzania) and North Mara (Tanzania). He worked as a member of a multi-disciplinary team with WMC to nearly triple uranium production at Olympic Dam, the world’s largest uranium mine.
Other experience includes working as CEO of African Iron, an iron ore explorer in the Republic of Congo, where he facilitated a A$388 million deal for its purchase by Exxaro Resources.