Our Team

David Catsoulis

Managing Director / Chief Geologist

David is a Senior Gold Exploration Geologist with 35 years of national and international experience. He is a Geotechnical Engineering specialist with strong economic geological skills and experience at all levels of the resource Industry sector from Oil, Gas, Iron Ore, Coal and in particular in Gold mining operations.

David has great planning and scheduling skills having progressed through various positions in several senior management roles with some of the world’s largest mining companies including BHP. David has worked in some of the most inhospitable places on the planet discovering several multi-million-dollar large resources for major companies.

David brings to this project an extensive knowledge of the outback and its resources, as well as many years of know how in working in a team environment under tough arid conditions. For this mining project in PNG, David has established a strong relationship with the Traditional Owners of Maprik enabling this project to get the green light having earnt their valued trust having been on and off site over the past two years.

Rohan Hills

Executive Director / Chief Technologies Officer

Rohan is highly experienced in Information Technology and managing business solutions. He has managed up to 45 staff of Programmers and Developers across 4 continents, with the deployment of technology systems.


Rohan holds a Certificate in Business Management, including Team Management, Team education and Training, Work Place Health and Safety, Customer Relationship Management, Meeting / Project Management and Conflict Resolution training. He holds a Certificate in Small Business Management including bookkeeping and Work Place Health and Safety components.

Jack Smit

Chairman / Non Executive Director 

Jack Smit is a highly experienced company Director with 50 years of private and corporate business experience behind him. Jack has raised capital and run many successful enterprises in a variety of sectors including the Building and Mining Sectors.


Jack’s most recent enterprise is a UK listing for an Accounting Software Technology called Accloud which has the potential to revolutionise the SME accounting sector in developing economies like India and elsewhere in SE Asia. Jack is a visionary investor and committed sponsor for developing new initiatives at the forefront of their fields and is dedicated to seeing PGL Gold reach its ultimate goal of mining and extracting gold from the Maprik Goldfield.

Jack Ma

 Company Secretary

Jack has many years experience in running companies based both in Australia and China. His connections to supply chains in Mainland China allow Impact Gold the ability to obtain machinery and equipment required for our onsite operations. 

Roderick Bagla

GM Operations (PNG)

Roderik is a native-born member of the East Sepik Region whose family are well known and based in Wewak. Rod’s family have resided in the East Sepik capital of Wewak for over 50 years and are very well-respected corporate and financial services family within the district.

Rod has developed a wide range of skills and contacts in his professional career in particular in Gold and trading business and in operating of local alluvial gold projects. Rod has many local associates and connections within the Wewak and Maprik region whom are of great assistance to the company and its endeavors’ there and has a very big reputation and commands the respect of the local village people in Maprik as our Regional Manager.

Stephanie Lucas

Company Secretary (PNG)

Stephanie has been involved with Impact Gold/PGL Gold for over 3 years. She comes from a highly respected mining family.


Stephanie has a background in a large communications company as part of the management team.


Her experience in PNG corporate environment allows her to work with the high level government organisations on a daily basis. 

Brian Thomson

Operations Manager (PNG)

Brian has had over 30 years experience on all forms of Earthworks machinery as well as many years field experience with mechanical maintenance and site operations on a number of mining related worksites around the Alice Springs/Northern Territory regions. 

Derrick Bagla

Site Manager (PNG)

Derrick comes from a well respected local Wewak family and together with his brother Roderik they form an integral part of the Impact Gold – PNG Team.

Derrick has worked extensively throughout PNG in various roles since leaving school, his primary skill base relates to the operation of Heavy machinery in road making and earth moving environments.

Derrick is a senior operating manager for Impact Gold PNG and will be a huge and well respected asset to the local team as the site manager.