Chris Baker is a company director with over 30 years' experience in the Australian and New Zealand resources sector. His background is as a metallurgist and his experience includes technical, operational and managing roles in the mining sector including gold, uranium, tungsten, titanium and coal. He has been involved in project development, has extensive experience in joint ventures and governance and has a broad and practical understanding of the mining industry and the multitude of disciplines that comprise successful projects and successful companies.
Chris has a bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mineral Technology and an MBA, both from Otago University, and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (NZ).
His positions include: chief executive of Straterra Inc., a group that represents the resource sector in New Zealand; chairman of the Coal Association of New Zealand; chairman of MinEx, the New Zealand mineral sector Health and Safety Council; chairman, RSC Mining and Mineral Exploration Ltd. Hew was formerly a non-executive Director and then chairman of ASX listed company Auzex Resources Limited (which merged with Bullabulling Gold).