John Carlile is an exploration geologist with more than 35 years of experience in major and junior resources companies. He played key roles in major discoveries, project acquisitions and the establishment and growth of public companies. Mr Carlile established and led Newcrest Mining’s presence in Indonesia and the Philippines. This resulted in the “grassroots” discovery and development of the Gosowong high-grade epithermal gold-silver vein deposits in Halmahera, Indonesia. As chair of Pearl Energy, Mr Carlile guided the company through its IPO to become the first exploration and production oil & gas company to be listed on the main board of the Singapore Stock Exchange. A year later, the company was taken over at a market capitalisation of over US$833 million, more than double than at its listing. Mr Carlile has extensive experience in Indonesia and a good command of the language, and has co-authored several geological publications on mineralisation in the volcanic arcs of Indonesia.