International experience discovering and developing mines
In 2006 Peter formed and listed ASX gold company Cortona Resources, where, as Managing Director, he oversaw the development of the Dargues Gold Mine in NSW, securing the first gold mining permit in the State for more than ten years before completing a successful merger in 2013. The mine is currently under construction.
More recently, Peter was Managing Director of ASX-listed European focused base-metals company Zinc of Ireland, during which time a maiden JORC resource was published at the Kildare Zinc Project, and several significant discoveries were made.
Peter has overseen successful capital raisings totalling more than A$40 million, and a development financing agreement with an international bank for more than A$40 million.
Peter is passionate about exploration and mining, and the roles that safe practice and technological advancements play in safeguarding the workforce and environment to deliver the highest levels of efficiency and sustainability.
Mark is a Consultant to Dundee Precious Metals and a Director of GreenRoc Mining Plc. He has held numerous board positions in natural resources companies active in Europe and elsewhere over the last 20 years, and was formerly an Executive Director of European Goldfields, acquired by Eldorado in early 2012.
Previously he was Vice President, Europe at Dundee Resources Limited after spending 11 years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD.) He has been involved in a wide variety of projects in the former Soviet Union, Southern and Eastern Europe and holds an MA from Oxford University.
Kerim graduated from the University of Southampton with a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Geology in 1997 and from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, with an MSc in Mineral Exploration in 1998. After working in gold exploration and mining in Zimbabwe, Kerim completed a PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2004 and has worked on a variety of projects in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. He co-founded AIM-listed Ariana Resources, a Turkish focused gold company, and has been responsible for the discovery of over 3.8Moz of gold in eastern Europe and oversight of the development of associated industrial projects.
Kerim is Non-Executive Chairman of NEX-listed Panther Metals plc. In addition, he is an Adjunct Research Associate at the Centre for Exploration Targeting, University of Western Australia. Kerim is also a Fellow of The Geological Society of London, Member of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Member of the Chamber of Geological Engineers in Turkey and a member of the Society of Economic Geologists.
He has supported many start-ups, principally in the natural resources sector through the roles of Chairman, Deputy Chairman or Managing Director. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1974 while working with PricewaterhouseCoopers and has a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Institute of Company Directors.
He has been a resident of Cyprus since 2004 and, during that time, has supported the introduction of modern mineral exploration and industrial developments in accordance with best international industry practice and standards for environmental, social and technical performance. He has also been involved in investments exceeding €500 million in Spain, Ethiopia and Cyprus.