Charles has worked in the gold mining industry for more years than he cares to remember. His career has encompassed most mining and project positions from Sampler to Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held in 3 mining companies in the Asia Pacific area over the past 20 years. He has managed many projects including Vertical Shaft construction (South Africa), mine design and construction (Papua New Guinea and Vietnam) but his favorite projects have always been reopening and rejuvenating old mines and mine workings.
He has a number of years of experience in start-up businesses in the Philippines in various sectors. Since 2013, he has been founder of a consumer foodtech start-up that operates in the Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong. He has also been actively involved in the cocoa industry in the Philippines and is a founding director of a U.K. based super premium chocolate company.
Graeme has been involved in the mining industry for more than 30 years. He has worked in New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, South Africa and Australia. He has expertise in geological modelling & evaluation; Resource & Reserve definition/modeling; mine design & scheduling; feasibility studies audits and due diligence. Graeme is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He has a degree in Mining & Petroleum Engineering from Strathclyde University.