Damien O'Reilly has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. He held key executive positions with two of Australia's leading industry bodies, the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) where he was a director and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia, where he was an executive council member for 4 years. Mr O'Reilly spent 13 years working in China and Hong Kong, developing hard rock quarries, rehabilitation works including major civil and infrastructure projects. Mr O'Reilly has been engaged in the establishment of over 100 mines in Australia, across the minerals spectrum. In his various roles, he has also undertaken project work in North Africa, US, China and Canada. Mr O'Reilly holds a BA (Hons 1st Class) from the University of Adelaide and a MSc Mineral Economics from the Western Australia School of Mines. He has also completed the GSM /AIM / Harvard Joint Executive Development Programme. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM), a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying (FIQ).