Roderick McIllree is a geologist with a deep understanding of narrow-vein, high-grade gold deposits within the broader Asia Pacific region. He is the managing director of BlueJay Mining, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Mr McIllree gained international experience in the prolific mineral belts of Chile before returning to Australia's gold sector. After completing a graduate diploma in Mineral Economics, he moved into the finance sector and worked as an analyst and advisor for broking houses active in Australian and international capital markets. Mr McIllree was involved in the establishment of several successful mining ventures including Medusa Mining, Anvil Mining, and Kingsrose Mining. He was the founding managing director of 'The Gold Company' (now Greenland Minerals and Energy), and was instrumental in the company's push into Greenland and the acquisition to Kvanefjeld project in 2007. Since then, he has built an organisation of top level mineral's industry professionals and has successfully established the company's increasing international profile.