Julian Woodcock

Julian Woodcock

Managing Director

Mr. Woodcock holds both a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Manchester (UK) and a Master of Science (Mining Geology) from the Camborne School of Mines (UK). Mr. Woodcock is also a Chartered Professional geologist with the AusIMM and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London. His career spans 2 decades in the exploration and production of various commodities across multiple counties.
Previous engagements include Senior Management roles with Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Gold Fields (NYSE:GFI), Evolution Mining (ASX:EVN) and Gold Road Resources (ASX:GOR). Experience ranges from international open pit and underground production geology roles through to a decade working as Exploration Manager in the WA Goldfields, leading large exploration teams with multi million-dollar budgets taking exploration projects from discovery through to development.
Notable accomplishments involve significant gold discoveries and resource ounce growth including the +2Moz Invincible Deposit at St Ives which advanced from discovery drillhole to production in <3 years, the 0.3Moz Gilmour deposit at Yamarna defined in <12 months and +1Moz resource conversion at Gruyere. Mr. Woodcock brings a significant amount of technical and operational experience to Viking Mines in the exploration and development of resource projects.
Ray Whitten AM

Ray Whitten AM

Executive Chairman

Mr. Ray Whitten has led the recent acquisition of the First Hit Gold project in Western Australia from Red Dirt Mining. This project is the current focus of Viking Mines.
Mr. Ray Whitten is an admitted solicitor with over 48 years’ experience having previously acted as President of the City of Sydney Law Society. Mr. Whitten holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, a Master of Laws from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is an accredited specialist in business law and is a Notary Public.
Mr. Whitten is an experienced investor with a wide range of investment interests and has served as a Director of many private and public companies. In 2005 as Chairman of the National Stock Exchange of Australia Limited (NSX) he was responsible for its successful IPO on the ASX in 2005.
Mr. Whitten was formerly Deputy Chairman of the Safety, Return to Work and Support Board (a board formed under statute responsible for determining the general policies and direction for the following agencies: Workcover NSW, Motor Accidents Authority NSW and Lifetime Care and support Authority NSW).
Mr. Whitten was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) on 8 June 2020 for significant service to the law, particularly to legal reform and consumer protection.
Michael Cox

Michael Cox


Mr. Cox holds both a Bachelor of Science (Geology) and a Bachelor of Law.
He has run a private corporate advisory services firm since 2008.
He commenced his career as a mining analyst for stockbroking firms followed by a role being responsible for the delineation and grade control of a developing bentonite deposit. He then moved into various board positions and corporate development roles with a number of listed and unlisted public companies including NSX Ltd, CEAL Ltd, Syngas Ltd, Benitec Ltd, Queensland Opals NL and MultiEmedia Ltd.


Company Secretary

Mr. Dean Jagger is an experienced Company Secretary, with a particular focus on small cap ASX listed companies across a number of sectors including software, media, biotechnology and mining. Dean joined the Company Secretary team at Automic Legal at the beginning of 2017. Prior to this, Mr. Jagger worked in the share registry space for 8 years, most recently as a Client Relationship Manager for a number of top 200 ASX listed companies. Mr. Jagger holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business & Commerce and holds a Certificate in Governance Practice from the Governance Institute.

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