Linton Putland holds degrees in mining engineering (Bachelor of Engineering, Western Australian School of Mines) and a masters in science (Mineral Economics, Western Australian School of Mines). He has over 30 years' experience in mining operations, joint ventures and corporate management in Australia, Africa and the Americas over a wide range of commodities. Mr Putland is principal of LJ Putland & Associates, a private mining consultancy company which was founded in 2002, providing advisory and consultancy services in mining project and company evaluation and due diligence appraisals with a focus on corporate growth. During this period, he has also been managing director of a privately owned exploration company, with joint venture interests in Africa. Prior to this, Mr Putland held corporate and senior management roles in IAMGOLD, AurionGold, Delta Gold and Pancontinental Mining. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metalurgy (AusIMM).