Brenton is a geologist with over twenty four years’ experience in the Australian mineral exploration and mining industry and has worked on a range of gold, nickel, petroleum, mineral sands, coal and phosphate projects throughout Australia. He has extensive experience in all stages of regional and near-mine exploration project management, particularly in Western Australia, from conceptual targeting and ground acquisition through to resource definition drilling programs and open cut mining geology.
Brenton has held Senior Geologist and Project Leader roles with a variety of Australian and major international companies including Newcrest Mining Ltd., Inco Australia, VALE, Sons of Gwalia Ltd, Central Norseman Gold Corporation Ltd and Belvedere Coal Management Pty Ltd. Brenton’s exploration successes include senior geology roles in Western Australian gold discoveries at Racetrack, Golden Funnel and Black Lady (Mount Pleasant), Dingo Range, Norseman and Menzies (Lady Irene). Other technical highlights include senior roles in resource upgrades at significant nickel laterite (Ravensthorpe Project and Kalgoorlie Nickel Project, Western Australia) and coal projects (Belvedere Coal Project, Queensland).
Brenton holds a B.App.Sc. (Applied Geology) degree from the University of South Australia and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG) and the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).