Michael Silver was appointed Executive Chairman on 28 July 2008. A civil engineer, Mr Silver is a Member of the Institution of Engineers of Australia and has thirty years of experience in the mining industry. He founded a substantial contract mining company in Australia, operating in mineral sands, coal, copper, iron ore, sapphires and tin, and as the original contract miner at the Telfer gold-copper mine in Western Australia.
Previous mine development roles include:
- Developing the Nevoria gold mine in Western Australia for Southern Goldfields
- Assembling the development team for the Coliseum gold mine in California
- Developing the Tolukuma gold mine in Papua New Guinea for Dome Resources
Mr Silver also has industrial experience as owner of numerous metal fabrication businesses.