Mike Sousa has previously worked for Vale SA in Africa and for Anglo America in the Carajas. Mr Sousa is a geologist with approximately 15 years of experience and has an intimate knowledge of Carajás Copper geology. Mr Sousa is a Brazilian national, fluent in English. Having performed exceptionally well for many years as a senior exploration geologist with Avanco Resources, Mr Sousa has been elevated to a new role of exploration manager responsible for all exploration activities in Carajás. He will supervise the substantial in-house geo-physics team.