Dr Neil Williams
Dr Williams brings to the Company the benefit of a distinguished career covering all aspects of mineral exploration, both in Australia and internationally, including serving as Chief Geologist for MIM and most recently as head of Geoscience Australia, Australia’s peak Geoscience organisation. He is a leading member of the resource community and brings to the Board an extraordinary level of knowledge and experience. Dr Williams oversaw the ‘on time on budget’ delivery of a $120 million government construction project and made geological contributions to the development of the McArthur River Zinc Mine in the Northern Territory.
Mr Quentin Hill
Quentin was appointed Managing Director in September 2013. Quentin was Carpentaria’s Senior Geologist when the Company listed on the ASX in 2007, and was integral in the discovery and subsequent development of the Hawsons Iron Project, including implementing the successful resource drilling and finalising joint venture negotiations. Mr Hill is responsible for driving the development of the Hawsons Iron Project. A geologist with 20 years experience in a range of commodities across Australia, Quentin has held technical positions with leading mining companies and in government.
Mr Jon Parker
An iron ore and mining industry veteran, Jon Parker has more than 40 years’ experience in the resources sector. This includes 26 years with leading iron ore producer Rio Tinto, where he served as General Manager, Commercial for the major miner’s iron ore division, among various other senior commercial roles. Following a successful career at Rio Tinto, he oversaw as Managing Director the transformation of Felix Resources from a junior explorer to a company with market capitalisation exceeding $500 million and ultimately $3.5 billion through the successful acquisition, expansion and development of mining projects in Queensland and New South Wales. Recent roles have included posts as Managing Director of Norton Goldfields and as a Non-Executive Director of Sphere Minerals, owners of Mauritanian magnetite assets. Jon was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Carpentaria Resources on 12 June 2018.
Mr Paul Cholakos
Paul has over 30 years of resources industry experience including managing complex development projects for leading oil and gas and diversified mining companies. He holds a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Engineering. Paul currently serves as Executive General Manager, PNG Operations, of major Australian oil and gas producer Oil Search Limited (ASX:OSH; appointed early 2013). Paul has extensive commercial expertise, including joint venture, unitisation and government negotiations, as well as experience in both production and business development roles.
MR Bob Hair
Bob is by background a lawyer (having been admitted as a barrister in Queensland in 1983) with over 26 years of experience in the resources sector. He was previously an in-house lawyer, director of subsidiary companies and Commercial Manager and General Manager in the MIM group in Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and GM Commercial for the ASX-listed Highlands Pacific Limited. Since that time he has worked for and consulted to various listed and unlisted companies in the resources industry. Until February 2014 Bob was Managing Director of the ASX, JSE and AIM-listed Ferrum Crescent Limited (ASX,JSE,AIM:FCR), appointed July 2011). He resigned as a director of that company on 29 April 2014. He resigned as a non-executive director on 30 September 2015 and took over from Chris Powell as company secretary.
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