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Christian Grainger

President & CEO

Mr C. Grainger is a seasoned exploration and resource delineation geologist with over 20 years of experience in mineral exploration, resource definition, and development across South and Central America, the Caribbean, Australia, and West Africa. He holds a BSc and PhD in Economic Geology from the University of Western Australia, where he was sponsored by Vale Brasil. His doctoral research focused on the Serra Pelada epigenetic Au-Pd-Pt deposit and its genetic relationship to Archean IOCG and Proterozoic intrusion-related Cu-Au systems of the Carajas Mineral Province, Amazon Craton, Brazil.

Christian’s expertise spans various aspects of exploration and development geology, with a strong emphasis on gold, copper, and precious metals in diverse geological environments. He is fluent in English and Portuguese and has an advanced level of proficiency in Spanish.

Throughout his extensive international career, Christian has established a reputation as a skilled and knowledgeable geologist with a passion for his work.

Having achieved a proven track record of success in the mining industry, he has been instrumental in numerous team discoveries and commercially successful transactions.

Notable examples of his achievements include:

  • Continental Gold (Colombia): initial due diligence of the asset portfolio, which included the world-class Buritica Au-Ag deposit. This deposit was ultimately acquired by Zijin Mining for over $1.4 billion and contains more than 11.4 million ounces of gold equivalent.
  • Cordoba Minerals (Colombia): identified and consolidated the San Matias Cu-Au district, which includes the Alacran Cu-Au deposit. Currently containing over 100 million tonnes at 0.6% CuEq, this deposit was acquired by HPX (Friedland group of companies).
  • Collective Mining (co-founder): co-founded Collective Mining and played a critical role in identifying the Guayabales project. This project ultimately led to the consolidation of the entire northern Marmato gold district (containing over 10 million ounces of gold) and the discovery of the Apollo Cu-Au deposit.

His expertise and success in identifying and developing significant mining assets make him a valuable asset to the Company.


Evan Jones


Mr. E. Jones is an experienced director with a strong background in corporate advisory and commercial management across various industries including telecommunications and mining. With a career spanning Brazil, the Philippines, Mongolia, and Australia, he currently serves as the commercial director of RISE, a Philippine-based internet service provider.

Previously, Mr. Jones held senior positions including CEO at Altan Rio Minerals Limited, CEO at Altan Nevada Minerals Limited, and Commercial Manager at Troy Resources Brasil Participacoes Ltd., a Brazilian subsidiary of Troy Resources NL – an Australian mining company. He has also worked as an Executive Advisor with Westchester Corporate Finance in Australia.

With twenty years of experience in the mining industry, Mr. Jones has established extensive business networks and is known for his ability to navigate challenging jurisdictions. Fluent in both English and Portuguese, he holds a Bachelor of Information Technology in Information Systems and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Management, both from Bond University in Australia.

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Matt Hardisty


Mr Hardisty has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant (CA) , with more than 30 years experience in Australia and the UK. He started his career with Pannell Kerr Forster before moving into a number of industry roles as Chief Financial Officer . For the past 17 years, Matt has worked in Senior Management and as Chief Financial Officer in the rural and mining services industries across a range of companies


Brin Cole


Mr. Cole has a Bachelor of Business degree from the Western Australian Institute of Technology, specializing in Business Law and Accounting, and a Graduate Diploma in Property from Curtin University. He is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Management Consultant. He has held directorships within private companies and has a strong knowledge of finance and compliance across multiple jurisdictions.


John L.C. Jones AM

Mr. J. L.C. Jones AM serves as a Chairman and Director of Altan Nevada Minerals Limited and Altan Rio Minerals Limited. He has been a Director of Troy Resources Limited since 1988 and was Chairman from late 1988 until October 2008. Since 1990, he has been Chairman of Anglo Australian Resources NL. He was formerly Chairman and Director of North Kalgurli Mines Limited and was a founding director of Jones Mining NL. Mr. Jones AM has been a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy since 1977. He is a prominent player in the international mining sector for over thirty years with a long list of successes. His guiding involvement in four companies led to the discovery of four deposits and the development of eight mines.

Kerry Griffin
Technical Advisor

Mr Kerry Griffin – Interim CEO - Kerry has a Bsc in Geology and a post graduate diploma in Engineering Geology from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has over 27 years of extensive hands-on global experience in corporate leadership, mine/resource development and management in Australia, Africa, South/Central America, Central and SE Asia. In the copper space, Kerry was a member of the Oyu Tolgoi discovery team and was recently the Mine Manager at the Kipoi Copper Mine in the DRC. He has served on several ASX and TSX boards and is currently a Director of Altan Rio (TSX:AMO).