Mike Dunbar

BSc, P Grad Dip (Economic Geology), MAusIMM

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (appointed July 2023)

Mr Dunbar has over 25 years' experience in exploration and mine geology in Australia and overseas. He was involved in the discovery, delineation and development of the +2Moz Thunderbox gold mine, the delineation and development of the +1Moz Dalgaranga Gold Mine, the discovery and delineation of the +1Moz Glenburgh Gold deposit and the discovery and delineation of the Waterloo/Amorac, Munali and the Mirabella Nickel Sulphide mines, the IOCG - Cloncurry Copper, Gold, Cobalt, Magnetite project as well as a number of smaller deposits. Mr Dunbar's experience includes 4 years with Eagle Mining, 6 years with LionOre Australia, 6 years with the Mitchell River group of companies including Albidon, Mirabela Nickel, African Energy, Sally Malay Mining (now Panoramic) and Exco Resources and 9 years with Gascoyne Resources. Mr Dunbar was previously Managing Director at Mamba Exploration.

Rod Wheatley 

B.Bus, CPA 

Commercial Manager & Company Secretary (appointed March 2021)

Mr Wheatley joined Emmerson in March 2021, he is a CPA qualified accountant with over 20 years’ experience in senior financial roles within the resources and oil and gas industry. Mr Wheatley was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Altura Mining Limited and prior to that Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Avenira Limited. Mr Wheatley brings to the Company a depth of experience in financial management and corporate governance of ASX listed mining and exploration companies in both Australia and internationally.

Dr Ana Liza "Liezl" Garcia-Cuison 

B.Sc (Geology), PhD (Econ Geology), MAIG, MSEG 

Group Exploration Manager (joined March 2012)

Dr Cuison is an economic geologist with over 20 years of experience in the mineral industry and delivered technical excellence to exploration programs for copper and gold mineral systems in the Philippines and Australia (Tasmania, Northern Territory and New South Wales), with history of involvement in discovery teams and technical successes.

Dr Cuison obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Economic Geology from ARC - Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposit Research (CODES), University of Tasmania in 2010. Her research project focused on the structural model on the mechanism of porphyry emplacement, space creation and vein geometries of one of the world’s most significant alkalic porphyry ore deposit, the Ridgeway Cu-Au deposits in Cadia, NSW.

With Emmerson, Dr Cuison is responsible for the implementation of multidisciplinary exploration programs and leading, managing and supervising a small team focused on the discovery of economic resources within the company’s current portfolio in Australia (New South Wales and Northern Territory)

Dr Cuison is a member of the Australian Institute of Geologist and a member of the Society of Economic Geologist. Liezl is also a University Associate at CODES, University of Tasmania.

James Dent 

Senior Exploration Geologist (Appointed August 2022)

Received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Applied and Environmental Geology from University of Leicester.

Mr Dent is an Exploration Geologist with 9 years' international experience across a variety of precious and base metal systems in greenfields and near-mine environments while working for junior, mid-tier and major companies across five continents.

James brings his wealth of knowledge having explored for porphyry deposits in Chile, epithermal gold systems in Mexico and the USA, and gold and base metals in Arctic Sweden. More recently, James worked as a Senior Geologist at Newcrest's Havieron discovery in the Paterson Province of Western Australia.

Justin Hankinson 

Operations Manager (appointed June 2022)

Mr Hankinson is highly experienced Operations Manager with over 40 years' experience across mining, exploration, and drilling. He has held various roles across mining and exploration companies, Barkley Regional Council and Bushfires NT, Department of Lands Resources Management. Mr Hankinson previously worked for Emmerson Resources as Operations Manager / Project Officer and as a Special Projects Consultant for the past 15 years.

Mr Hankinson has a wealth of experience and knowledge across workplace health & safety, field management and activities, surface and underground drilling, exploration and mine surveyor open cut and underground mines, rehabilitation.

With Emmerson, Mr Hankinson is responsible for the exploration program planning, preparation, surveying, rehabilitation, health safety and environment standards and obligations, management of Emmerson Tennant Creek site base and daily operations and stakeholders.