Bruce D Kay (Non-Executive Chairman)
BSc, BEcon, MSc, FAusIMM, CPGeo
Bruce Kay (60) was appointed to the Board on 21 October 2003 and is a qualified geologist. He is presently also a Director of Heemskirk Consolidated Limited (Chairman) and North Queensland Metals Limited.
Formerly, he served as Chairman of both Normandy NFM Limited and Otter Gold Mines Ltd as well as holding numerous Directorships in Normandy’s publicly listed subsidiaries and more recently was a Director of NiQuest Ltd.
He has a geological career that spans more than 30 years, with extensive experience in international exploration, mine, geological and corporate operations. Before retiring in 2003 he managed worldwide exploration for Newmont, the world’s largest gold producer based in Denver, Colorado.
From 1989 to 2002, prior to the takeover of Normandy Mining by Newmont, Mr Kay was responsible for managing the global exploration programs for the Normandy Group. He was involved in major greenfield and near mine discoveries in Australia and abroad.
Prior to joining Normandy, he worked for WMC for 16 years in numerous management roles, including Regional Exploration Manager for North America.
Dr Robert I Valliant (Non-Executive Director)
BSc, PhD, MAIG, FGAC, MSEG, MCIMM
Dr Robert Valliant (55) was appointed to the Board on 21 October 1993 and is a qualified geologist. He is President and an Executive Director of Tri Origin Exploration Ltd (TOE).
Dr Valliant was co-founder of TOE and founded Tri Origin Australia NL, the predecessor to Tri Origin Minerals (TRO) in 1993. He was responsible for the public listing of TRO on the Australian Securities Exchange. His work in Australia during this period resulted in the discovery of the Lewis Ponds polymetallic deposit.
Prior to Tri Origin, Dr Valliant was employed by LAC Minerals Ltd from 1981 to 1988 and subsequently became Vice President Exploration for LAC. His responsibility for exploration activities in North America included significant discoveries in the Bousquet and Doyon area that has become the largest gold producing district in Quebec.
Dr Valliant was also responsible for the management and direction of all exploration work conducted by LAC at Hemlo, including the Page-Williams mine, Canada’s largest gold deposit.
He is a Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Dr Valliant is also a member of the Audit Committee.
William F Killinger, AM (Non-Executive Director)
BE, FIE (Aust)
Bill Killinger (64) was appointed to the Board on 19 July 1996 and is a civil engineer. He is formerly a Director and Group General Manager of Barclay Mowlem Construction Limited in Sydney and now heads up International Business Development for the company.
He is a past Director of other companies in the mining and construction industries in Australia and the United States of America.
Mr Killinger has 39 years experience in civil engineering construction associated with mineral and industrial projects in Australia, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, the USA and South America.
His experience includes a six-year term as Managing Director of Minproc Engineers Limited, one of the world’s leading engineering and construction companies in the mining and mineral treatment industry.
He has held senior management positions with Fluor Corporation of the USA and Murray and Roberts Group of South Africa.
Mr Killinger is also Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Management Committee.
Alan J E Snowden (Non-Executive Director)
FCSI, CIM, PFP
Alan Snowden (57) was appointed to the board on 27 September 2007, having been an Alternate Director for Dr Robert I. Valliant since 1 November 2004.
Mr Snowden is President and Executive Director of Family Wealth Management Ltd, an independent financial planning boutique that he founded in 2006.
Mr Snowden has 30 years experience in Canadian and International financial markets and was Director of Western Canada for BMO Nesbitt Burns, Executive Director of Odlum Brown Limited and Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning Services.
Mr Snowden is also a member of the Audit Committee.
Richard Procter (Chief Executive Officer)
BSc (Eng), CEng, MBA, MIMMM
Richard Procter (58) was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 22 December 2008. He joined Tri Origin in February 2007 as General Manager Development, with overall responsibility for the Company’s evaluation and development activities.
Mr Procter is a mining engineer with over 30 years broad based international management experience encompassing corporate, operations, contracting, consulting and mine developments. He has held senior industry roles with companies such as WMC Resources, BHP Billiton, Avocet, Bateman, Minproc and Lonrho. These roles have involved the leadership and management of base and precious metal mining concerns (both underground and open pit operations); development of bankable feasibility studies, converting feasibility studies into mining operations; leading teams undertaking mining asset evaluations; and the execution of commercial, technical and operational audits and transactions.
Mr Procter has also been involved in the re-engineering of large mining organisations, and has provided technical and strategic planning advice to both mining and industrial organisations. He has sat on the board of several public companies.
Jeffrey A Quartermaine (Company Secretary and CFO)
BE, MBA, CPA
Jeff Quartermaine (51) was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 8 January 2008 and Company Secretary on 1 February 2008.
Mr Quartermaine commenced his career as a civil engineer, and his career path has gravitated to financial and corporate management. He has held senior finance roles within a number of ASX listed resources companies including Lafayette Mining Limited, Orogen Minerals Limited, Niugini Mining Limited and Elders Resources NZFP Limited.
Mr Quartermaine has extensive strategic business management experience involving complex commercial transactions and operations in Australia and in various offshore jurisdictions including the Philippines, PNG, New Zealand, USA, Chile , United Kingdom, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia.
He also served as Director-Resources of ABN Amro-Hoare Govett Limited, an investment bank.