Barry Bourne is a qualified geologist and geophysicist. He is the principal consultant of Terra Resources which specialises in geophysical survey design, acquisition, processing, modelling, inversion, data integration, interpretation and drill hole targeting.
Mr Bourne began his career as a geophysicist with CRA/Rio Tinto Exploration, working on base metal, uranium and diamond exploration in Australia. He has an extensive mineral exploration skillset and international experience in Eastern and West Africa, North and South America, and Papua New Guinea. Mr Bourne spent over 12 years with Barrick Gold and was chief geophysicist for its global exploration group. Prior to Barrick Gold, he was the principal geophysicist of Homestake Gold.
Mr Bourne is an innovator who has designed, proposed and implemented a full range of initiatives. He was shortlisted for the Australian Innovation Awards in 2012, and was the Advance Global Australian of the Year for Mining and Resources in 2013.
Mr Bourne holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology (Honours) from the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, an active member of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.