Alastair Barker is a geologist with 20 years of experience in the Australian mineral exploration and mining industry and has worked on a range of gold, platinum, uranium, manganese, nickel, copper and rare earth projects throughout Australia. He has operated successful geological contracting businesses in Kalgoorlie and the Northern Territory. Mr Barker has extensive experience in all stages of regional and near-mine exploration project management, particularly in Western Australia, from conceptual targeting and ground acquisition through to resource definition and open cut mining geology. He has held senior geologist and project leader roles with a variety of Australian companies including Thundelarra Exploration, Navigator Resources, Mining Projects Group, De Grey Mining, Croesus Mining NL and Hannans Reward. Mr Barker has particular strengths in project management and evaluation in remote areas and broad exposure to a wide variety of geological settings and mineralisation styles in Australia. He played a key role at several discoveries including the Turner River Gold Belt, and was a key team member at the Kalgoorlie operations of Croesus Mining NL and other mine developments including Mt Monger.