Alan has over 35 years of operational and project management experience across a broad range of commodities to the senior corporate level in the international mining industry. His technical expertise covers geometallurgy, hard rock / alluvial mineral processing, and heap leaching as well as hydrometallurgy (Au, Cu, Ni/Co, U) and pyrometallurgy including base metals concentrate marketing. Prior to his current consulting role, Alan held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Mundoro between 2006 and 2010 for the development of the Maoling Gold Project. Prior to working at Mundoro, Alan was COO for Goro Nickel from 2004-2006, responsible for the re-creation of the operating team following the suspension and subsequent restart in October 2004 of a multi-billion dollar 60,000 tpa nickel project in the Pacific region that employed 800 people. Previously, he held the same position for Rio Narcea Gold Mines from 2001-2004, operating in Spain with responsibility for several open pit mines (in transition to underground) and the processing of a complex Au-Cu ore. He was also heavily involved in significant corporate transactions and project evaluation work. His broad technical background has been applied to feasibility study management, due diligence and project evaluation work and also to metallurgical process design and project optimisation work. His operational skills include continuous improvement projects in complex technical environments that require an integrated approach and knowledge of geology and mining as well as his core discipline of metallurgy.