View the profile of the Pura Vida Energy directors below

Mr Simon Eley, Chairman


Mr Eley has extensive experience in the resources sector. He is the founding director of Egan Street Resources, a gold exploration and development company that listed on the ASX in September 2016. Mr Eley was an Executive Director of Aragon Resources Limited (Aragon) and led the team that secured the Central Murchison Gold Project which became Aragon’s core asset with approximately 2 million ounces in JORC compliant resources. Aragon was taken over by Westgold Resources Limited in 2011 valuing Aragon at $76 million. Mr Eley worked on the Chinguetti Oil & Gas project for Woodside Petroleum Ltd and was based in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

He held an advisory and commercial role dealing with government, joint venture partners and local and international contractors. His role included managing the supply chain function for FPSO operations and regional onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration in West Africa. Prior to working for Woodside Petroleum, he worked for Clough Limited and was involved in dispute resolution, responding to tenders and securing contracts for mineral and oil and gas projects in Australia and overseas. At Clayton Utz, Mr Eley’s experience included capital raisings, corporate matters and dispute resolution. He has also gained practical experience working in operating base metal and gold mines in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Mr David Sanders, Non-Executive Director

BComm, BJuris, LLB (Hons) (all UWA) and Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

Mr Sanders is a lawyer with over 15 years of experience in corporate and resources law. He advises numerous ASX listed companies, including companies in the resources sector, on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, Corporations Act, ASX Listing Rules compliance and corporate governance. He holds Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Mr Nathan Lude, Executive Director


Mr Lude has broad experience working in Asset Management, Mining and the Energy Industry. He operates a boutique advisory firm, Advantage Management Pty Ltd and works with private and public companies, focused on enhancing business growth and development through introducing new investors and capital. Mr Lude has worked in a Business Development Management role for a large Canadian energy company and previously held the Managing Director position for a listed ASX exploration company. Since 2007, he has been involved in asset and fund management. His business network spreads across Australia and Asia and has strong ties with Australian broking firms, Australian and Asian institutions and investors.

Mr Kevin Hart, Company Secretary


Mr Hart a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia. He has over 30 years’ experience in accounting and the management and administration of public listed entities in the mining and exploration industry.

Mr Hart is currently a partner in an advisory firm, Endeavour Corporate, which specialises in the provision of company secretarial and accounting services to ASX listed entities.

Head Office

Pura Vida Energy NL
Level 1
89 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Telephone: +61 8 9226 2011
Facsimile: +61 8 9226 2099

Postal Address

Pura Vida Energy NL
PO Box Z5187
Perth WA