North Queensland Resources brings together a team with major discovery track record. When at BHP, Tom Whiting and Bob Skrzeczynski discovered Cannington and Eloise, and identified the Ernest Henry anomoly that WMC developed. When at Western Mining and BHP, Douglas Haynes was directly involved in six gold/copper discoveries; Olympic Dam, Wirra Well, Nifty, Yandan, Ernest Henry and Kamoa.
Tom has over 35 years’ experience in global minerals exploration management including a very successful discovery track record. He held numerous senior management roles over a 20 year career with BHP Billiton, including Vice President of Minerals Exploration BHP Billiton from 2000-2004. In this role, Tom was responsible for BHP Billiton’s global minerals exploration program whilst based in Melbourne. His other roles included strategic overview of Brownfield’s Exploration programs for all global BHP Billiton minerals assets. He also served on the Leadership group for BHP Billiton’s Diamonds and Specialty Customer Sector Group. Prior to joining BHP, he worked for CRA Exploration Pty Ltd based in Melbourne and Geoterrex Pty Ltd (an international geophysical contractor) in Australia and Canada. He started his career with Delhi Oil based in Adelaide, Australia. He is currently the Non-executive Chairman of the Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre. He is based in Melbourne and serves as an independent, non-executive director on several boards. His qualifications include: PhD, BSc.Hons, MAppFin, MASEG, AICD.
Dr Douglas Haynes B.Sc (Hons), Ph.D, MAusIMM
Former Chief Scientist with Western Mining Corporation Ltd, then at BHP Minerals and BHP Billiton Minerals as Chief Geologist. Initiated various successful mineral resource discoveries, either directly or through collaborative effort, including seven large base metal or gold deposits: Olympic Dam Cu-Au-U-REE, Wirrda Well Cu-Au-U-REE (South Australia), Nifty Cu (Western Australia), Yandan Au (Queensland), Ernest Henry Cu-Au (Queensland), Kamoa Cu (Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ivanplats Ltd), and gold deposits, particularly Yam 14 within the Yamarna greenstone belt (Western Australia).
Bob Skrzeczynski B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc, DIC, MAusIMM
40 years experience in the global minerals exploration industry. Successful exploration discovery record (which includes discovery of the Cannington deposit, the world's largest silver producer), Eloise, Watershed and Townsville deposits. Marketing Director and Technical Advisor to the Board of Haoma Mining NL; as a Non-Executive Director of Navaho Gold Limited; Non Executive Director of Bright Star Resources Limited (formerly Tasman Goldfields Limited). Held numerous senior management positions in BHP Minerals Exploration. Holds a Masters Degree in Exploration Geology from the Royal School of Mines in London.
Mark Dugmore B.App.Sc, M.Sc, MAusIMM, MAIG
30 years experience in the global minerals exploration industry. Involved in the discovery of several porphyry copper-gold and epithermal gold deposits. Served as Managing Director of Navaho Gold Limited; Non Executive Director of Bondi Mining Limited. Former world-wide head of base metals exploration at BHP Minerals Exploration. Holds a Masters Degree in Exploration Geology from James Cook University.
Dr Darryn Hedger B.AppSc, M.AppSc, Ph.D, MAusIMM, MSEG, MAIG
Geologist / hydrogeologist with over 25 years’ experience in minerals exploration. Masters Degree from University of NSW, PhD from the University of Queensland. Held positions with BHP Minerals, Freeport McMoran, BP Minerals and Zapopan, and has been involved with the discovery of several gold and uranium deposits in the Northern Territory. Has worked on gold, copper, base metal, uranium and REE projects in Australia, USA, Namibia, Turkey and PNG. Experienced geochemist who has worked in covered environment, both in Australia and international, using a variety of modern deep penetration geochemical techniques. Graduate Diploma in Hydrology from Flinders University, SA, and also specializes in hydrochemistry and groundwater modelling.