Frank has over 20 years of practical experience in the development and engineering of metallurgical processes. He has worked on processes for a wide range of commodities, including rare earths, base metals, precious metals, lithium, titanium and uranium. His particular area of expertise is in the application of systems engineering techniques to ensure seamless project development from concept through to commercialization in a timely and cost effective manner. Front end engineering to take into account technical, economic, regulatory and environmental considerations are central to his approach. Following completion of his doctorate in chemical engineering in 1995, Frank has led process development teams at ANSTO (2008 – 2014), BHP Billiton (2005 – 2008) and Intec Ltd (1995 – 2005).
Brent has a diverse background in geology with extensive exploration and project development experience. His broader ten plus years of experience covers exploration, resource and mining projects and a variety of commodities including uranium, coal, gold, copper and zinc. Most recently Brent has spent five years working in Botswana as a Resource Development Manager and Senior Geologist with A-Cap Resources; accountable for the development and execution of exploration and resource definition programs and mineral resource estimates. He has also been involved in project reviews of tenements and potential joint ventures or acquisitions, including graphite and gold within southern Tanzania. Prior to living in and working in Botswana Brent worked in Laos as a Resource Geologist with Oxiana developing gold and copper exploration projects and in Australia with OZ Minerals/Oxiana and Newmont on copper, zinc and gold exploration, resource development and mining projects.