Rob Bills - B.Sc, M.Sc

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (appointed September, 2007)

Mr. Bills holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Monash University 1984) and a Master of Science (James Cook University 1989). He joined Emmerson Resources in September 2007 after a 25 year career in exploration and mining with Western Mining Corporation (WMC), then BHPBilliton. During his career with WMC Mr. Bills held numerous senior management positions including Senior Mine Geologist at Kambalda, Senior Research Geologist for Australasia, President Director of WMC Indonesia, Group Exploration Manager with WMC and most recently at BHPBilliton held the position of Global Commodity Specialist. Mr. Bills brings to the Company a track record of global exploration and management success including a detailed knowledge of Iron Oxide Au-Cu-U deposits and a deep understanding of the exploration business.


Trevor Verran

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary (appointed December, 2011)

Trevor holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (University of Western Australia 1978) and is a Certified Practicing Accountant with extensive experience in both the accounting profession and the mining industry. Prior to 2000, he held a senior position in an international firm of accountants. More recently Trevor's experience has included the provision of accounting, financial management and company secretarial services for a number of public mining companies, including Aurora Gold Limited (2000 to 2003), Polaris Metals NL (Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary (2004 to 2011) and Northern Uranium Limited. Recent experience includes key roles in Initial Public Offers, capital raisings and takeover response.


Steve Russell

Exploration Manager NT
(appointed December, 2007)

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Applied Geology, graduating from Curtin University in 1995. Steve has been involved in the mineral exploration business for over 18 years and has explored for a range of commodities including gold, base metals and more recently, mineral sands.

Steve commenced his career with Sons of Gwalia (SGW) as a cadet in Marvel Loch, Western Australia. On completion of several years with SGW Steve moved to the Solomon Islands with Ross Mining and then into the Tennant Creek region, Northern Territory, where he held various senior positions with Giants Reef Mining (GRM). Immediately prior to commencing with Emmerson Resources Steve held a senior exploration role with Iluka Resources Limited (ILU) in the Midwest of Western Australia.


Ana Liza Cuison

Exploration Manager NSW
(appointed 2012)

Liezl is an economic geologist with over 15 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.

Liezl completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology (University of the Philippines 1992). Liezl worked with Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company in the Philippines as Senior Geologist, working in world-class Porphyry Cu-Au and Epithermal Gold systems. Liezl gained relevant technical experience in near-mine exploration, exploration program planning and implementation, GIS and database management, three-dimensional geologic and orebody modelling, resource evaluation/ feasibility studies and project development.

Liezl moved to Australia in 2006 and obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Economic Geology from the 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.

Before joining Emmerson in 2012, Liezl held a senior position with MHM Metals Ltd and worked on technical project evaluation and regional exploration for gold, porphyry copper and volcanic hosted massive sulfide (VHMS) in western Tasmania. With Emmerson, Liezl worked as Senior Exploration Geologist involved in brownfields and greenfields exploration, generate and manage exploration projects, target generation, identification and evaluation of high priority targets, design and implementation of drilling program and project data management.

Liezl is a member of the Australian Institute of Geologist and a member of the Society of Economic Geologist.