|Mr Christopher Towsey – Technical Consultant
BSc(Hons), MSc, Dip Ed, FAusIMM, CP(Geo), MAIG
Mr Towsey has a deep understanding of Citigold’s Charters Towers Gold project being involved since 1999 and was a senior executive for over 10 years. In his career, he has worked in 26 countries in mining, exploration, geochemistry and OHSE auditing. He specialises in gold and base metals underground mining and exploration, with recent coal mining development and operational experience. He is a previous Director of the Qld Resources Council, and has held Chief Geologist, Exploration Manager, General Manager, COO, Director and Managing Director positions in exploration, underground gold mining, drilling & investment companies. He has also held the statutory positions of Site Senior Executive in gold and coal mines. Mr Towsey is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a Chartered Professional (Geology). He is currently Chair of the AusIMM Health & Safety Society Committee
|Mr Garry Foord, Technical Consultant – Mining, Engineering and Innovation
METM (UQQLD), Assoc Dip Mining Eng (RMIT), Grad Dip Min Econ (MU), FAusIMM, RPEQ, JP(Qual)
Garry Foord holds First Class Mine Managers Certificates in WA, Tas and Qld, and is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a registered Professional Engineer in Queensland.
Mr Foord is a mining engineer with extensive technical operational and managerial experience in the mining industry across a wide range of commodities and jurisdictions.
During his 45-year career, Mr Foord worked for Hamersley Iron, Consolidated Rutile, Pan Aust Group Mincom, the Aberfoyle Tin Group, as well as senior appointments internationally in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, China, and West Africa. He has also had a long connection with the Charters Towers goldfield, on and off going back to 1987. He worked with Citigold for over 11 years and was instrumental in developing the Warrior test mining project in 2004. He worked as the underground Mine Manager at Warrior, supervising various mining and development trials.
He has had a strong focus on IT systems and Technology Management. A keen innovator, he has been involved in many cutting-edge technology developments in mining and other industries.
He continues to operate his own successful mining consulting business for more than thirty years.
|Mr Daniel Virgili – IT Consultant
Systems Engineer, CCNA, Advance Diploma on ICT & IT Network Engineering, ACS Systems Analyst Certified.
A hands-on I.T Professional with over a decade of experience specialising in I.T network development, cyber security, cloud technologies, system engineering and automation. His experience range from small businesses to large international companies ranging from mining, renewable energy, start-ups and government. Mr Virgili is a proven problem solver, critical thinker and research orientated. Mr Virgili has strong knowledge of Citigold’s systems design, processes and has been contributing towards the development of Citigold’s future automation and cloud systems strategy.
|Mr Greg Harding – Chief Financial Officer
Fellow, CPA Australia; Dip. Business; Grad. Dip Tax Law
Over forty-five years experience in business with thirty of those in senior management roles and consulting. Mr Harding has extensive experience in resources, project finance, leveraged leasing, banking, IT, not for profits and start-ups. Mr Harding has further provided management and financial consulting to several ASX listed companies and chartered accounting firms over the years. He has over 20 years experience in the resources sector including been the former CFO of ASX listed WPG Resources Ltd. In this role, Mr Harding was responsible for the oversight of statutory compliance, ASX reporting, financial reporting, budgeting, strategic planning and was heavily involved in the ore development studies of the Peculiar Knob Iron Ore Project. Following its sale, then was a major contributor to the financial modelling and write up of the comprehensive preliminary feasibility study of the integrated, Giffen Well Iron Ore Project.
|Mr Jeff Brown – Project Manager
A highly experienced project manager with over 40 years experience in local and international projects including a number of major mining, renewable energy, civil and highway construction projects with major companies including Xstrata, QCoal, Glencore and John Holland Group etc. His international experience includes UK, Saudi Arabia, Falkland Islands and New Guinea. He is a hands-on project manager with experience ranging from leading project planning sessions, coordinating resources, designing and signing off on contracts, designing risk mitigation plans, optimising and improving processes, securing growth opportunities and managing large and diverse teams.
Special interest includes worksite health and safety compliance and optimising and improving processes. He has very deep industry experience, brings best practice and is very eager to impliment the Project’s automation initiatives.
He has played a pivotal role in optimising the projects start up plans and renewable energy initiatives. Mr Brown is expected to play a key role in taking the Charters Towers Gold Project to full commercial production