About Us


Canterbury is a Sydney based, ASX listed public company that was formed in 2011 with the aim of generating exploration opportunities for gold and copper in the southwest Pacific region, in a cost-effective and responsible manner. A strong portfolio has been established in PNG, Australia and Vanuatu, and is being steadily advanced in partnership with industry leading groups.

Board & Management

Canterbury has an experienced Board, and a strong operational team with a successful track record of resource discovery and delineation.

John Anderson

Chairman - BCom, MBA, GAICD

John has around 40 years’ experience in the finance sector in banking, investment banking and general consulting, and in the mining sector in Australia and Chile. He has held positions of Managing Director or Chairman with a number of public and private companies in Australia, and as a Director of mining companies in Chile. John has experience in general financing and capital raisings, developing and implementing business plans for new and existing entities, and taking companies from IPO through to operations. In ASX listed companies, in the capacity of director or chairman, John has been a member of audit, remuneration and finance committees. John was Chairman of Anchor Resources Ltd from IPO through to its sale to Chinese interests. Among other previous positions, John was Managing Director of an Australian publicly listed mining company and was responsible for turning around its unprofitable operations and implementation of mining and operating plans.

Grant Craighead

Managing Director - BSc, MAusIMM, GAICD

Grant is a geologist with 40 years’ experience in the exploration, mining and financial sectors. This includes eight years as Chief Geologist with Elders Resources NZFP Ltd and five years as an Associate Director at Macquarie Bank. During his period with Elders he was associated with exploration and development successes including Red Dome, Selwyn, Wafi-Golpu, Glendell, Narama and Kidston. He was a co-founder of Anchor Resources Ltd and its Managing Director at the time of its sale to Chinese interests in 2011. He is also a co-founder and executive director of Breakaway Investment Group, a financial company that provides funds management, private equity and research services in the resource sector.

Robyn Watts

Director - BA, MA, Dip BusMan, FAICD

Robyn Watts is an experienced Chair and Non-Executive Director of ASX and private company boards, which followed a 25+ year executive career as a CEO, across a diverse range of sectors including telecommunications, retail, media, entertainment and education sectors. Robyn’s experience is characterised by companies with robust growth strategies involving significant M&A, business transformation and turnaround, capital raising, strategic planning, development of digital capability and customer engagement and international business activity. Her ASX experience also includes Governance and Compliance, Remuneration and Nomination (Chair), and Audit and Risk Committees. Robyn has a strong background both professionally and personally in Papua New Guinea over 35 years. This has given her experience in dealing with government, local landowner groups and traditional cultures.

Ross Moller


Ross is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary and is principal of the consulting firm, Rahui Resources. He is a seasoned senior executive fulfilling C-Suite roles for a number of companies across the Asia-Pacific region, based from Singapore. Ross brings over 30 years’ of experience in providing corporate advisory and secretarial services to a range of listed and unlisted companies. He was Company Secretary for ASX listed junior explorer, Anchor Resources Ltd, through its IPO to its eventual sale to Chinese interests.

Michael Erceg

Director Exploration – BSC, MSc, Dip Min Econ, MAIG, RPGeo

Mike is a geologist with over 35 years’ experience in mineral exploration, mine development and operations in New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Philippines and China. He is a specialist in southwest Pacific porphyry copper-gold and epithermal gold-silver systems, and has a strong understanding of their geological, geochemical, geophysical and alteration footprints. He has extensive experience in managing remote area reconnaissance and advanced exploration programs, including an ability to readily adapt to culturally diverse environments and work effectively with local professional staff. During his career he has made significant direct contribution to the discovery and/or delineation of the Red Dome (Qld), Northwest Mungana (Qld), Wafi-Golpu (PNG), OK Tedi (PNG), New Holland underground (WA) and Murrawombie / Larsens / Northeast (NSW) ore bodies.

Véronique Morgan-Smith

Company Secretary, Legal Counsel - LLB Hons (UK), MBDE (Fr), CAPA (Fr), Law Dip (Aus), Member NSW Law Society

Having trained with major international law firms, Véronique has the combined experience of an Australian solicitor and a French avocat d'affaires specialising in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. Over the last twenty years she has advised multi-national companies and smaller businesses from set-up through to domestic and cross-border transactions in various legal systems. Her experience encompasses a wide range of clients covering exploration / mining companies, construction, transport, automotive, energy and various services providers. Véronique uses her varied legal expertise to assist the Board in corporate governance compliance matters, IPOs, capital raisings, project acquisition and other matters.