Milan Jerkovic has over 30 years' experience in the mining industry involving resource evaluation, operations, financing, acquisition, project development and general management. He is a qualified geologist, having graduated from Melbourne University with a degree in geology in 1985, as well as obtaining postgraduate diploma qualifications in mining and mineral economics in 1991. He holds a B App Sc (Geology), M.Aus.I.M.M and M.A.I.C.D. Mr Jerkovic was chief executive of Straits Resources, and founding chair of Straits Asia Resources. He was also chief executive of International Coal Holdings, non-executive director of Hargraves Resources, and has held positions with WMC, BHP and Nord Pacific.