Dr Amanda Buckingham has been involved in mineral exploration for over 20 years. She founded, and remains a major shareholder and director of, companies in the United States, Australia and Singapore and has been fundamental to their high profitability. Dr Buckingham founded Fathom Geophysics in 2007, an industry leading geophysical group that has developed world's best technology for targeting undercover and significantly increasing the chance of discovery. Her early career was at major mining companies such as Rio Tinto and several listed juniors. Dr Buckingham has wide-ranging exploration experience in North and Sub-Saharan Africa, North and South America, South East and Central Asia, Russia and Europe. She is a research fellow at the University of Western Australia and a founder of Cygnus Gold.