Lorry Hughes is a geologist with extensive mining experience. His early industry experience was gained from within large and small companies on various mines and exploration prospects in the NE goldfields of Western Australia while working for Barrick Gold Corporation, Aberfoyle and Mt Grace. Mr Hughes also has significant overseas experience, having worked in Malaysia for Avocet Mining and challenging exploration projects for Inco in Indonesia. Mr Hughes was instrumental in managing all facets of the Colluli Potash Project in Eritrea. He has been responsible for mining and exploration/development operations management including mining engineering and supervision, resource/reserve estimation, mine planning, near mine resource development and environmental management.