About Us




Dr Paul D'Sylva - Non-Executive Chairman

At Empire Equity, Dr D’Sylva has led and arranged over A$500M in funding transactions since 2008 for a diverse range of resource and energy companies in equity, debt and structured financings on a proprietary basis as well as from a network of institutional funding partners. He is an invited consultant to the Gerson Lehrman Group in the United States and in this capacity consults to investment banks and industrial clients on a range of investment topics. Dr D'Sylva received a PhD from the University of Arizona in Public Finance and Econometrics

Mr Michael Reed - Managing Director

After being appointed to the Board on 15 March 2013, Mr Reed was appointed Managing Director on 15 April  2013, having previously held the role of Executive Director of Operations. He is a metallurgist with over 20 years’ experience over a wide range of commodities including precious and base metals. He has held senior positions including General Manager at the Twin Hills Minesite along with General Manager and Principal Metallurgist for Norseman Gold as well as other senior operational and corporate roles. Mr Reed's experience includes both open cut and narrow vein underground mining methods. This is complimented by intimate knowledge of processing facilities including refractory ore types and commissioning of new or refurbished processing plants. Mr Reed's proven track record will add experience and synergies between operations and corporate, to the Board




Mr Tim Morrison - Non-Executive Director

 Mr Morrison is a Venture Partner at Empire Equity Ltd, a boutique corporate advisory group. He has extensive experience in structuring equity debt financing for mid-tier ASX listed companies and was previously CEO and Executive Chairman for listed and unlisted companies. He previously served as a member of the investment Committee for a superannuation funded private equity investment vehicle.


Mr Chow Fah THOO - Non-Executive Director

Mr Thoo, age 60 (birth year: 1953) was first appointed to the Board Notion VTec Berhad (MK:NVB) (Notion) on 8 February 2005. In his capacity as Executive Chairman, Mr Thoo's key role is strategic management and investors' relation of the Notion Group.

He commenced his career with Sime Darby Plantations in 1978, a Malaysian conglomerate. Subsequently, in 1990 he joined Sinar Mas group, one of the largest private plantation groups in Indonesia.

He left the group in 1995 before setting up his own palm oil factory engineering consultancy.

Mr Thoo graduated from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also has a Master's degree in Management Science from Imperial College, University of London.