Robert Smillie

Managing Director

Southern Gold

Rob is an experienced management and exploration professional with over 30 years in the resources industry leading multi-cultural exploration and mining teams across Australia-Pacific and Southeast Asia. Rob was appointed CEO and Managing Director in May 2022, after transitioning from Exploration Manager. Rob is a field-focussed and hands-on CEO and is based out of our Daejeon office in South Korea. 

Rob’s previous senior roles include Country and Exploration Management positions with companies including Ok Tedi Mining in Papua New Guinea, TSX-listed Calibre Mining in Australia, the National Petroleum and Mining Authority in Timor-Leste, and Oceana Gold Ltd at projects in the Philippines and New Zealand. 

Robert Smillie