Michael Collings is a mining engineer and minerals geologist with 40 years of industrial experience. A graduate of the Royal School of Mines in London, Mr Collings has worked in Australia for most of his career which has included periods as a mine geologist at Broken Hill and in South Africa, and as a mining engineer in Mt Isa as well as in various locations in Western Australia and Victoria. He is a Registered Mine Manager in WA and Queensland. Mr Collings has significant corporate experience, having served on the boards of several listed companies. His chief professional interest is in the development of mining projects from exploration through to production.