Dr. Guojian Xu has over 20 years experience in Australian and international mining industry. This experience includes technical and senior management roles with Queensland Mining Corporation, K2 Resource Services, Xstrata, Sparton Resources and Queensland Epithermal Gold. A geologist with specialist IOCG and Mt Isa Style copper deposit skills, Dr. Xu has in-depth knowledge of exploration techniques and extensive experience in mineral resources in Australia and China.
Over the last 10 years, Dr. Xu has been successful in managing the exploration activities and commercial dimensions of junior resource companies from project generation, through exploration program design and execution, to resource definition. He holds a PhD from James Cook University in Australia and an MSc in Economic Geology from China University of Geosciences. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, and a competent person as defined by the 2012 Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) code.
Mr Hughes is a chartered accountant with 30 years’ experience in the mining industry. He has worked for a number of ASX listed and private mining and exploration companies. Mr Hughes is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.