BSc (Hons 1), MAIG, MIQ
Director - Resources and Operations / Group Geologist
Damon is a qualified geologist and experienced resource project developer and manager. He has over 27 years professional experience in the mineral exploration and metalliferous mining (gold/copper) and extractive/quarry industries, both within Australia and internationally (Fiji, Philippines, New Zealand).
During the early part of his career, Damon gained extensive exploration and mine production experience across a wide variety of geological environments and mining projects, including Browns Creek, Lake Cowal, Northparkes and Cadia East. More recently he accrued over 12 years’ experience working as a senior manager for Holcim - a global cement, aggregates and concrete producer - managing a team of experienced geologists responsible for the national reserves management and mine design requirements of over 50 active hard rock quarry and sand extraction operations. During his time with this organisation he was responsible for reviewing the entire reserves position of the Company and was instrumental in the discovery and assessment of several significant new quarry resources including the Leongatha Quarry Extension, New Chiltern Quarry and Lynwood Lockyersleigh Granite Project. He was awarded the 2008 Outstanding Achievement in Operations Award for his contribution to the improvement in reserves management of the organisation.
Damon has a proven track record with the identification, assessment and development of strategic mineral and extractive/quarry resource opportunities using expertise developed during his time working in the mineral exploration and mining sector. He brings to ARDG a high level of knowledge relating to:
Damon is a Member of both the Institute of Quarrying (IQA) and Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and is recognised as a ‘Competent Person’ for reporting of resources and reserves for a number of commodities under the JORC Code. He has acted as an ‘expert witness’ in legal hearings related to quarry development approval projects.