Mr Dirk Treasure is a metallurgist with both technical and corporate experience. Dirk Treasure has a Bachelor of Mineral Science from Murdoch University in Perth and has been an active member of the mining industry since 2006. He is a member of AusIMM and AICD and was recently awarded the Komatsu-sponsored Emerging Leader of the Year Award by Australian Mining Monthly.
Mr Dirk Treasure spent seven years in novel metallurgical process design employed by service providers and mining companies directly. Dirk Treasure has designed, built and managed pilot plants across various deployment scales for hydrometallurgical, pyrometallurgical and electrolytic technologies. His technical experience includes working as the Principle HPAL/Leach Metallurgist for Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations and, during his time as Operations Manager of ABR Process Development, he oversaw development of technology from conceptual design to commercial reality.
Prior to joining Chrysos, Mr Dirk Treasure worked within the financial and commercial side of the mining industry. During his time in corporate finance at RFC Ambrian, he oversaw Chrysos’ seed capital raising and company formation. He also managed the transaction for acquisition of the underlying PhotonAssay technology from CSIRO.
Dirk Treasure has joined Chrysos Corporation as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, a role he has held since the company began operations in January 2017.