Adrian Jessup holds a Bachelor of Science degree (with honours) in Economic Geology from the University of Sydney and has more than 40 years of continuous experience as a geologist, company director and consultant involved in mineral exploration, ore deposit evaluation and mining. For over 16 years, Mr Jessup has operated a geological consulting company. During that time, he was a founding director of Sylvania Resources and remained on the board for two years. Prior to that, Mr Jessup was managing director of Giralia Resources NL for eight years, from the company's inception in 1987. He had worked for AMAX Exploration as a senior geologist and as regional manager in-charge of the company's mineral exploration in Western Australia.