Tom de Vries has over 25 years' experience in senior executive roles at both Tier 1 mines and smaller single mine operations. He was mining manager and general manager with responsibility for every aspect of production, cost, safety, risk management, environmental management, community and industrial relations. He has extensive handheld and mechanised Victorian Gold mining experience at the senior level, including processing at Centennial Mining (formerly A1 Consolidated Gold) Maldon plant, Bendigo Mining, WMC, and MIM. Mr de Vries also has experience in tendering, construction and commissioning of precious metal mines, including Cobar Consolidated Resources and the Eloise Copper Mine. He acted as “change agent” in smaller mines to drive productivity and cost improvements for the benefit of shareholders. Mr de Vries has a degree in mining engineering and an MBA. He is a member of
the AusIMM and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.