Michael Hunt spent over 40 years in mining and petroleum law within Perth. He has extensive experience consulting for the mineral exploration, mining and petroleum industries to both government and non-government clients, nationally and internationally.
Mr Hunt was a lawyer and founder of Hunt & Humphry, a specialist project law firm practising in all aspects of resource development. Hunt & Humphry merged with HopgoodGanim in 2017.
Mr Hunt also spent over 30 years as a director of ASX-listed junior exploration and mining companies. As well as his involvement with Red Back Mining, he has been chair of Geographe Resources when it participated in the successful Chalice Gold Mine, chair of ASX-listed Comdek (subsequently Resource Generation) which has significant coal resources in South Africa, and chair of ASX-listed A1 Minerals which operates a small gold mine near Laverton in Western Australia.