Geoff is a geologist with over 25 years’ of international resource sector experience as a geologist, project manager and fund manager. Previously he worked in Private Equity (FUM USD800 million) and as a Director of Societe General’s Mining Finance Team in New York. Operational roles include Project Manager, Senior Mine Geologist and Mine Geologist for Ivanhoe Mines, Lion Ore International and Western Mining Corporation.
Geoff holds a Bachelors degree in Geology, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
Zeffron is a geologist with over 20 years’ of experience in the resources sector working on resource projects from greenfields exploration, discovery, definition and feasibility, construction, production to closure.
Zeffron is currently Co-Founder and Managing Director of Tesoro Resources Limited, which recently discovered the highly prospective El Zorro gold project in Chile. He was also Managing Director of ASX listed Kopore Metals Limited (previously Metallum Ltd) which also had a number of development and operational projects in Chile. He has also held senior management positions with Cleveland Mining Ltd and Ashburton Minerals Ltd, developing projects in Brazil.
Zeffron has a Bachelor of Applied Geology (Honours), a Masters of Business Administration from Curtin University and is a member of the Australia Institute of Geoscientists.
Experienced mining executive with >20 years’ experience, Blair is the former Founding Managing Director of Lemur Resources Limited, an ASX listed coal exploration and development company. He was the former Finance Director of Coal of Africa Limited, growing the company from a sub-$2M market capitalisation to over $1.5B at its peak. During his career, Blair has also held the position of Managing Director, Non-Executive Director and/or Company Secretary for numerous listed entities across a broad spectrum of industry.
Blair graduated from Curtin University, Western Australia with a Bachelor of Business and subsequently, a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Administration. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and AICD.
Ed has over 19 years’ experience with global investment banks such as Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Renaissance Capital and more recently Royal Bank of Canada holding senior leadership roles spanning equities, derivatives and capital markets in Australia, Asia and the UK. Within that time, he succeeded in building three equity businesses.
He has broad investment relationships and corporate contacts across the financial markets, offering a commercial approach to new businesses and has a solid understanding of the natural resource sector from a project and financing perspective.
Ed graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical & Computing (Hons) and a Graduate Diploma in Finance & Investment from the Securities Institute of Australian in Sydney.