Management Profiles

Technical Advisor

Ian Cowden

Ian is a highly experienced exploration and mining geologist with a successful record of orebody discovery, project evaluation, feasibility study management, mine development and production roles in Australia and internationally.

Ian has over 40 years experience in the industry and has been involved with the Mba Delta Project since the initial identification and acquisition stage.

In addition to technical supervision of the group, Ian has been directly responsible for coordination of the environmental studies and the ongoing sampling programmes required under the Construction Environmental Management Plan.


General Manager - Development & Operations

Dr Chris Ure

Dr Chris Ure is regarded as a world leading expert in the assessment and processing of magnetite ironsand. As a former Principal Ironmaking Process Engineer for Bluescope New Zealand Steel, Dr Ure gained extremely valuable experience and expertise including the extraction and smelting of ironsand from the Waikato North Head and Taharoa mines. He has also conducted studies into production from magnetite iron deposits, both ironsand and hard rock, for leading Perth metallurgical consultancies. In recent years Dr Ure has been responsible for the metallurgical and validation testwork for the ironsands concentrate.


Exploration Consultant

Geoffrey Richards

Geoff Richards is a geologist and world expert in mineral sand deposits covering exploration, development and mining and has over 25 years global experience with major Australian/international producers. Geoff has been responsible for managing the exploration programmes at Mba Delta which have resulted in delineation of mineral resources. He is the Competent Person responsible for reporting of the resource under the JORC Code.