Chief Executive Officer
Mr Richards is a mining engineer with a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oxford. Mr Richards brings with him broad experience in open pit mining ranging from scoping and feasibility studies, site technical services, through to operations and mine management.
Mr Richards has extensive mining experience both in Australia and in the expatriate environment across Papua New Guinea, Europe, Africa, and the Caucasus.
Prior to joining Geopacific Resources, Mr Richards was General Manager Technical Services of St Barbara Limited after serving as General Manager Simberi Operations for St Barbara Ltd 2013-2019. During this period, Mr Richards was instrumental in the turn-around of the Simberi Gold Mine, delivering five record years of gold production and cash-flow performance.
General Manager Projects
Mr Zamudio has a strong record of operating and developing businesses in challenging jurisdictions. Mr Zamudio has 5 years of process and engineering experience from feasibility through to commissioning, 10 years of merchant banking experience initially as a quantitative analyst and then in the investment banking division. From 2002, on arrival in Australia he owned and managed private businesses for 4 years and then joined Mawson West Limited for 8 years and held positions of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, Executive General Manager Operations and Group Executive Commercial.
Mr Zamudio holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, a Masters of Business Administration, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
General Manager Geology – Consultant
Mr Kerr has over 25 years’ experience in the global mining industry, managing exploration and mine development projects throughout Australia, Sub Sahara and Asia Pacific. His experience also covers remote locations in the Melanesian Region including Vanuatu, The Solomon Islands and various Islands across Indonesia.
He brings specialist knowledge of epithermal and porphyry gold system exploration, resource definition and project development, as well as extensive global corporate management experience across a broad range of commodities.
Mr Kerr’s experience exploring and developing porphyry and epithermal gold deposits in the Asia-Pacific region in senior management roles for Barrick Gold Corporation, Hillgrove Resources, Oropa, Tethyan Copper Company and Mincor Resources provides synergies to Geopacific’s development plans on Woodlark Island.
Mr Kerr holds degrees in Geology and Mineral Economics and is a Member of the AusIMM, SEG and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.
Exploration Manager Cambodia – Consultant
Mr Hargyono has a wealth of exploration experience in many commodities including gold, copper and coal. With over 20 years of field experience in Asia, he has held senior positions with Pelsart, Borneo Gold Corporation of Canada, North Limited, Straits Resources, Anglo American, Asian Gold Corporation Indonesia of Ivanhoe Mines.
As Head of Exploration for Straits Resources he was responsible for delineating sufficient resources to restart and maintain production at the Mt Muro Gold Mining Operation and for the massive expansion of the coal resources at the Sebuku Coal Mining Operation. He has also held the position of Chief Geologist for Anglo American Indonesia where he was responsible for Porphyry Copper exploration on Papua Island in Indonesia. Later with Ivanhoe Mines, Mr Hargyono was Project Manager for the Kerta Project in West Java of Indonesia focused in exploring epithermal gold-silver deposits.
Mr Hargyono holds a degree in Geological Engineering from the Gadjah Mada University.
Manager, Community, Environment and Water
Mr Price has extensive international experience in the fields of water and environmental management, particularly in the mining and oil and gas sectors. He has spent time with both regulatory agencies and international consultancies, working on a wide variety of projects across a range of environments in Australia, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Liberia and PNG. As a consultant, Mr Price has designed and managed numerous multi-disciplinary studies for resource developments and related infrastructure projects such as railways, roads and ports.
Mr Price holds a Science degree with majors in Environmental Science and Energy Studies, a Masters degree in Hydrogeology and Water Management and an MBA.