Simon Peters is a mining executive working for both contractors and exploration/mining companies in both hard and soft rock mining industry. Mr Peters has 12 years experience in management positions across 3 continents (Africa, Australia & Asia), in 3 main commodities (iron ore, gold and industrial minerals), covering all sections of the exploration & mining development process including large scale and complex feasibility studies, stakeholder engagement, permits and approvals. More recently, Mr Peters was project executive for ASX-listed Astron Limited and director of 3 subsidiaries including a joint venture subsidiary involved in funding and commissioning an African mineral sands operation and gold exploration programs. Mr Peters gained experience in production of industrial minerals, chemicals, iron ore and gold and held senior operational and management positions within Rio Tinto and Henry Walker Eltin. He holds a bachelor of engineering in mining with honours from Federation University Australia, and an unrestricted WA quarry managers certificate. Mr Peters is managing director of gold exploration company E2 Metals Ltd, and a partner of Sustainable Project Services which provides strategic & technical management consultancy advice to government, mining and agricultural sectors.