Tony James is a mining engineer with 30 years of experience in mining and project development /management.
Mr James is credited with bringing Avoca's Trident underground mine into production having established the mine as well as commissioning and building the Higginsville processing plant and infrastructure in 2008. Mr James became the chief operating officer of Avoca prior to the formation of Alacer Gold Corporation where he held various executive positions. He played a lead role in the re-establishment of the Black Swan Nickel Mine for MPI Mines in 2002 and the transition into the Kanowna Belle mine for Delta Gold in 2000.
Previous operational and management experience includes the Telfer Gold Mine, Western Metals Zinc and Lead mines and interim management of the Kalgoorlie Gold Operations for Northern Star Resources.
Mr James has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering from the Western Australian School of Mines. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.