Independent Non-Executive Director
Rob is a Mining Engineer with extensive experience (gold and base metals) in site operations, the development of exploration projects into sustainable mining operations and businesses in Asia, Africa and Australia.
He also has extensive corporate and industry experience with local and international mining companies in senior executive roles and as a director of publicly listed companies on the Australian Stock Exchange and formerly on the AIM Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange.
Rob is currently a non-executive Director of Theta Gold Mines (ASX: TXM) where until recently as Managing Director he worked with the Board to implement a restart strategy for the South African TGME gold operations with the company growing to a market capitalisation in excess of $100 million.
Rob has previously been closely involved in various capacities such as CEO/Executive Director and Site GM/Project Director in various companies advancing exploration projects through various stages including feasibility works, government approvals, financing, development, construction of infrastructure and processing plants, commissioning and sustainable operations. These include Finder’s Wetar Island 25,000 tpa copper cathode project in Indonesia, Kingsgate’s 125,000+ ozpa Chatree Stage 1 open-cut gold mine in Thailand, Oxiana’s 125,000+ ozpa Sepon Stage 1 open-cut CIL gold mine in Laos, and Climax Mining’s Didipio 150,000+ oz ( gold equivalent) gold/copper project in the Philippines which was successfully merged into Oceana Gold.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wollongong. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Mr. Thomson was appointed as a Director on 3 September 2020