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Who We Are

Geo40's Directors, Management and Consultants.

Directors

Bill Turner

Bill Turner
Chairman

Bill is a geologist with over 35 years of international experience in the mining industry. He is a founding director of the Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group ("AAMEG") and was its Chairman from 2011 to February 2016. Bill is a former President & CEO of Anvil Mining Limited, a company founded in 1993 and recently sold to Minmetals Resources Limited for US$1.3B.

Peter Bradford

Peter Bradford
Director

Peter is a metallurgist with over 30 years experience in the minerals industry. He has extensive international operational, development and corporate experience and was the former CEO of Golden Star Resources, director of Anvil Mining and was CEO of Copperbelt Minerals Limited. Peter is currently the CEO of Independence Group [ASX:IGO, market capitalisation AUD1.7Bn], a diversified mining and exploration company listed on the ASX.

Adam Peren

Adam Peren
Director

Adam has been involved in the New Zealand financial markets for over 30 years, including as Assistant to the Minister of Finance, CEO of a private equity firm, and investor in several agri-business and technology companies.

Management and Consultants

John Lea

John Lea
Managing Director and CEO

John holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Applied Chemistry, a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical and Materials Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business (Finance). John has over 15 years experience as a CEO and has deep experience in working with technology development both domestically and internationally. During the 1990’s, John worked on the extraction of minerals from waste geothermal fluids.

Mike O'Sullivan

Mike O'Sullivan
Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Mike graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Mineral Technology (Hon). He was previously the Senior Vice President of Business Development with Anvil Mining and the Chief Operating Officer of Copperbelt Minerals. He has worked in operational and business development roles in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Algeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Andrew Mitchelmore

Andrew Mitchelmore
Project Manager

Andrew graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and has worked for leading consulting engineering companies in the design of steam field and geothermal power stations and reverse osmosis plants in New Zealand, Australia and Kenya.

Bill Bourcier

Dr. Bill Bourcier
Geothermal Consultant

Bill is a geochemist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. He helped design the silica extraction process used at Mammoth Lakes geothermal power station. Bill was previously Research Director with Simbol Materials in the US, a company that is developing techniques to extract lithium from geothermal fluids.

Mark Jarand

Mark Jarand
Technical Services Manager

Mark has a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from UCSD, USA. He has over 30 years of experience in applied research relating to the development, manufacturing, controlling of colloidal silica manufacturing processes.

Allan Marter

Allan Marter
CFO and Company Secretary

Allan qualified as a chartered accountant in New Zealand before heading to North America. He has worked in in the mining industry for 35 years, in a number of finance and administration positions and as a corporate director. Most recently he was CFO of Copperbelt Minerals Limited and before that he was CFO of Golden Star Resources Limited.