Simon Youds
Chief Executive Officer
Vector Resources Ltd

As a degree qualified Mining Engineer from University of NSW and with an MBA from Deakin, Simon Youds has had over 20 years experience working in the global resources industry including Africa, South America, PNG and Australia. Among other senior roles, Simon has fulfilled the role of Managing Director at Consolidated Minerals in Australia and CEO of African Iron in the Republic of Congo.  He has worked at and been instrumental in the start-up of a number of gold mining operations in Africa, including North Mara gold mine and Barrick’s Bulyanhulu underground gold mine. Simon lived and went to school in Uganda and Kenya during the 1960s and 70s. This experience has provided him with the background to deliver and manage high performing multi-cultural teams in culturally and environmentally sensitive environments.