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Mr Nicholas Slade

Non-Executive Director

Nick has 25 years’ experience as an international mining professional in both management and technical roles, spanning various operating companies, consulting and project development roles. Nick has significant experience in hard rock base metal mining having managed underground mining operations and has also had leading roles in conducting due diligence for equity and offtake interests, and overall project management/technical leadership of mining projects/studies.

Nick is the Principal Engineer and Director of the Noetic Mining Solutions Ltd (an independent mining consultancy). Prior to this Nick has held roles including Vice-President Technical & Operations with Pala Investments, Chief Mining Engineer – Underground with commodities trader Trafigura, Vice-President Golder PasteTec Consulting (subsidiary of Golder Associates) and held management and technical roles in Xstrata (now Glencore).

Nick is a Fellow of the IMMM; a Chartered Engineer; and a Fellow of the AusIMM (CP), has also authored and reviewed a range of papers in various fields of his experience and is a co-editor of the AusIMM Mine Manager's Handbook and a co-author of the AusIMM’s Mineral Consultants’ Handbook. Nick also holds a Queensland First Class Underground Mine Manager’s certificate, a BEng in Mineral Surveying & Resource Management and a MSc in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines, UK.