Experienced.

THE COPPER SEARCH TEAM

Mr. Duncan Chessell

Chief Executive Officer

Duncan Chessell is a qualified geologist with over 20 years’ experience in business and in oil, gas and mineral exploration. He was responsible for co-founding and listing Resolution Minerals (as Northern Cobalt) in 2017 and has acted in a variety of board and executive roles with ASX listed and public unlisted companies, along with not-for-profit groups.

Mr. Chris Sutherland

Non-Executive Chairman
Chris Sutherland is an experienced executive who has held senior management positions in various engineering, maintenance and contracting businesses with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (UWA) and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2001. For 20 years, he was in various engineering and management roles with leading engineering companies including Clough and WorleyParsons. He was then appointed Managing Director and Group CEO of Programmed from January 2008 until his retirement in September 2019. Programmed was a major public listed ASX company until October 2017 when it was acquired (for an enterprise value of $1 Billion) by a major Japanese company. He has now commenced a non-executive director career as well as pursuing a number of private business interests. He was appointed as a Director and Chairman of the Company in April 2020.

Mr. Peter McIntyre

Non-Executive Director
Peter McIntyre is an engineer with over 30 years experience in the minerals industry. He has been involved in the development of a number of major mining projects and at a corporate level he has established and steered various companies through their early stages, growing them into significant businesses. He established and was Managing Director of Extract Resources Limited which discovered the world-class Husab uranium deposit in Namibia which was ultimately acquired via a takeover for +A$2b. He is currently a Non-Executive Director for Alligator Energy Limited (ASX:AGE), Macallum Group Limited and E79 Gold Mines Limited.

Mr. Greg Hall

Non-Executive Director
Greg Hall has over 30 years’ experience in mine management, global commodities marketing, and CEO and Board roles with resource companies. This includes groups such as WMC, Rio Tinto, Toro Energy and Hillgrove Resources. He is currently CEO and Managing Director of Alligator Energy Ltd (ASX:AGE), a non-executive Director with Swedish exploration and mine development company Copperstone Resources AB, a Consultant with Rex Minerals Ltd, and a director of private company Torch Energy Ltd. Greg has a BE in Mining Engineering from the University of South Australia, has extensive experience in stakeholder and community engagement, and is immediate Past President of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy.

Dr. Antonio Belperio

Non-Executive Director

Tony Belperio is a highly regarded geologist with over 35 years experience in a wide variety of geological disciplines, including marine geology, environmental geology and mineral exploration (including copper-gold exploration). He has an Honours Degree in Geology from the University of Adelaide, a PhD from James Cook University and has been awarded the University of Adelaide’s Tate Memorial Medal, the Geological Society of Australia’s Stillwell Award, the Bruce Webb Medal and AMEC’s Prospector of the Year in 2003. He has held positions of Chief Geologist and Exploration Manager with Minotaur Gold, Minotaur Resources and Minotaur Exploration from 1996 to 2007 as well as playing a lead role in the discovery of the Prominent Hill IOCG deposit in 2001, and the Artemis and Jericho polymetallic deposits in the Cloncurry District during 2014-2017. He was also a director of Thomson Resources Ltd (ASX:TMZ) until July 2019 and is currently a non-executive director of Minotaur Exploration Limited (ASX:MEP).