John is a qualified geologist with over 40 years’ experience in exploration and mining in Australia. John is regarded as a nickel sulphide specialist, having held various senior exploration and development roles on several major nickel sulphide projects in Western Australia.
For the previous 15 years, John was the General Manager of Exploration at Panoramic Resources (ASX: PAN). During his tenure at Panoramic Resources, John was instrumental in the discovery of the komatiite hosted Deacon and Lower-Schmitz orebodies at Lanfranchi and the intrusive hosted Savannah North nickel orebody in Western Australia. John was also a key member of the team responsible for taking these discoveries through to final investment decisions.
Prior to joining Panoramic, John held various roles with several notable mining companies including Australian Consolidated Minerals Limited and WMC Limited where he worked on the Mount Keith Nickel Project, as well as for Mining Project Investors where he worked on the evaluation and development of the high-grade Silver Swan Nickel Project in Western Australia. As an independent geological consultant between 1998 and 2005, John was involved with the Cosmos and the Honeymoon Well nickel projects.