Mr. Cole is an experienced General Manager with over 30 years' experience in Gold, Nickel, Tin, Coal and Construction, managing mine operations, feasibility studies and start up projects including open cut and underground mines. Mr. Cole was most recently with Newcrest Mining Ltd., as Head of Mining. Prior to that, he was with Metals X, Kirkland Lake (previously Newmarket Gold), Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, Gold Fields, Barrick Gold, Plutonic Resources and Western Mining Corporation. He graduated from WA School of Mines as a Mining Engineer and has a First Class Mine Managers Certificate and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. He currently is on the Board of Examiners for Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety and also Deputy Chair on the Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame.