Team: Exceptional track record of Tier 1 discoveries, knowledge of the belts we operate in, with “skin in the game” equity ownership
MR. JONATHAN (SAM) SPRING
DIRECTOR, PRESIDENT AND CEO, MEMBER OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
Since joining Kincora in 2012, Sam has led day-to-day activities and proactively adjusted the business strategy to market conditions, including an active and systematic exploration and project generation strategy.
Sam has successfully led four corporate transactions, rebuilt an industry-leading technical team and board, and strong shareholder register. He has a track record of successful dispute resolution, having led industry lobby efforts with the Government of Mongolia for the resolution of the 106-exploration license dispute resulting in the return of Kincora’s two previously revoked licenses, and led a second dispute resolution process with the Government. Sam was nominated for “Chief Executive of the Year – Exploration” award at Mines & Money London (December 2017).
Mr. Spring is Vice Chair of the Business Counsel of Mongolia’s (BCM) Resources and Environment Working Group, and a member of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) to the Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry of Mongolia.
Prior to Kincora, Sam was recognised as one of the leading European Metals and Mining research analysts, having won the Association of Mining Analysts (UK) Equity Mining Analyst of the Year, with multi disciple financial service sector experience, including the Goldman Sachs Group.
He is a CFA Charterholder and a Chartered Accountant (ICAA). Sam earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Melbourne.
MR. JOHN HOLLIDAY
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
John has over 30 years’ experience in metals exploration mostly with BHP Minerals and Newcrest Mining, including the positions of Chief Geoscientist and General Manager, Property Generation and more recently in the junior sector. He was a consultant geologist to Kincora from mid 2015, becoming Chairman of the then newly formed Technical Committee in November 2016 before joining the board in late January 2017.
John was a principal discoverer and site manager of the Tier 1 Cadia gold-copper porphyry and Marsden copper-gold porphyry in the Macquarie Arc of the Lachlan Fold Belt, and was a principal geological advisor on the acquisition of many significant projects, including Namosi and Wafi-Golpu, for Newcrest.
John has a track record of success in global gold-copper deposit exploration, discovery and evaluation, and is based in the Macquarie Arc.
John has a geophysics and geology honours degree from Macquarie University and economics/politics degree from Sydney University. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Society of Economic Geology.
MR. PETER LEAMAN
PRESIDENT OF EXPLORATION, EXECUTIVE OF TECHNICAL COMMITTTEE
Peter has over 40 years’ experience in exploration mostly with BHP Minerals, with a particular focus on Base & Precious Metals, and PanAust Limited, where he was Regional Exploration Manager SE Asia and remains an Exploration Advisor.
Peter is a very hands on and target orientated front line leader who has been responsible for project generation, managing mineral exploration programs and regional offices/activities in multiple jurisdictions, resulting in multiple discoveries including the Tier 1 Reko Diq porphyry Cu/Au deposit, Crater Mountain epithermal Au/Ag and Mt. Bini (Kodu) porphyry Cu/Au deposits in Papua New Guinea, amongst others.
Peter managed the BHP Billiton office and exploration teams in Mongolia, which included the joint venture with Ivanhoe Mines (now Turquoise Hill Resources) to explore the Oyu Tolgoi belt for similar deposits, including flying the regional Falcon airborne gravity gradiometer survey, undertaking extensive Induced Polarization (IP) studies and target testing drilling.
Peter is a former Imperial College (M.Sc. mineral exploration) and Leicester University (B.Sc. Hons, geology) graduate, and is Qualified Person for the purpose of NI 43-101.
DR. PAUL CROMIE
EXPLORATION MANAGER - AUSTRALIA
Paul is an economic geologist with over 25 years of experience in mineral exploration, resource development, project generation, project evaluation, project and regional exploration leadership/management, business development and geoscience research in Australia, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, South America, Caribbean and SE Africa, with major, mid-size and junior companies.
Paul has extensive technical and exploration leadership experience in testing greenfields, brownfields, and in-mine environments, across a broad range of organisations, countries and commodities in gold, copper, zinc-lead-silver, nickel and iron ore.
Paul has Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, with a Master of Economic Geology and PhD of geology from the University of Tasmania.
MR. BARRY DE WET
Over 50 years experience, actively contributing to discovery of deposits with Ivanhoe Group (Ivanhoe Australia & Ivanhoe Mines), High Powered Exploration (HPX) and BHPB, the latter as Chief Geophysicist.
Barry has unique knowledge of the Southern Gobi copper belt in Mongolia from pervious extensive exploration with both BHP and HPX, and in the Macquarie Arc of the Lachlan Fold Belt, from previous extensive exploration by HPX, including previously leading geophysical programs on a number of the projects now held by Kincora.
DR. JEFF VASSALLO
Jeff is an seasoned exploration and structural geologist with over 18 years experience, including upper level management roles in government and a publically listed exploration juniors.
Jeff has extensive experience in the Macquarie Arc of the Lachlan Fold Belt, including on a number of the projects now held by Kincora.
Jeff has a PhD from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
MR. MOLOR ERDENEBAT
Molor has over 10 years of base metal exploration and mining experience including roles with Trafigura, Erdene Resource Development and Solomon Resources, in Mongolia and Africa.
Molor earned his Applied Earth Science qualification at Tokyo Institute of Technology and holds a Master of Science degree at Mongolian University of Science and Technology.
Molor joined Kincora in 2014 being involved in the drilling and trenching activities season, and has lead field season activities of the Company since.
MR. TSOLMON AMGAA
PROJECT GENERATION GEOLOGIST
Tsolmon is an economic geologist with over 20 years experience in mineral exploration, more recently with the majors Vale and Teck as Senior Geologist, and prior to that, with a number of juniors active in Mongolia and internationally.
Tsolmon has a strong working knowledge of the Mongolian and international copper belts and interpretation of their geological controls and models. He is a former researcher and lecturer in the School of Geology and Petroleum at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST).
Tsolmon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in applied geology at the Mongolian Technical University in 1997 and a Master of Science at the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), the Netherlands in 2013. Tsolmon initially joined Kincora in 2016.
MR. ANTHONY JACKSON
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)
Mr. Jackson is a CPA, CA who provides corporate compliance, financial advisory, and financial reporting activities to both public and private companies. Mr. Jackson spent a number of years working at Ernst & Young LLP and obtaining his CA designation before moving onto work as a senior analyst at a boutique investment banking firm.
Mr. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A) from Simon Fraser University and the professional designation of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), where he is a member of the B.C. and Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants. Mr. Jackson has had extensive experience as a Director and CFO of numerous publicly traded corporations in the metals and mining industry.