B Engineering (Chemical) (Honours) (Mel)
John is a chemical engineer with 25 years experience in the resources industry. The majority of the first 17 years were spent in operational, technical, business improvement and management roles in base metal processing operations. These roles focused on the development of new operations and the significant improvement of existing ones including roles as Metallurgical Superintendent of Aberfoyle Resource’s (Australian Stock Exchange listed), Mt Gordon copper operation and Smelter Operations Leader of the Tomago Aluminium Smelter.
John moved into an investments, mergers and acquisitions role with the expanding Oxiana Ltd, working with many members of the current EMR team over the last 8 years. He later joined Tigers Realm Minerals Group in 2010 where as Head of Business Development he was an integral member of the team that established three commodity focused public companies: Tigers Realm Coal; Asiamet Resources (copper); and NexGen Energy (uranium). John was seconded to EMR in early 2015 on a full time basis, as a contractor, and was appointed as Investment Director at EMR in late 2015.
John has led cross functional teams to assess resource opportunities in many parts of the world including Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Turkey, Russia and South America.
At Oxiana/OZ and Tigers Realm Group, John worked on the feasibility studies at Oxiana’s Martabe Gold Project, Tigers Realm Coal’s Amaam project and joint venture management at Asiamet Resources (which was formed through the merger of Kalimantan Gold and Tigers Realm Metals).