Paul Adams has an Honours degree in Geology and over 18 years of experience in the mining industry in exploration, open pit, underground and operational roles in Australia and overseas. He was the chief mine geologist and evaluations manager at Placer Dome’s Granny Smith Mine in Western Australia, 2IC and production coordinator at the giant Porgera Gold Mine in Papua New Guinea, and has held senior geology roles at Australian Gold Mines and Dominion Mining. He has an additional 12 years' experience as director and head of research and natural resources at DJ Carmichael, a Perth-based stockbroking and wealth management company specialising in small to mid-cap resource companies. Mr Adams also has experience in evaluating and valuing a range of projects and companies across a range of commodities. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australia.