Jon graduated as a geologist with first class honours from the University of Melbourne in 1986 and has over 32 years of exploration discovery, mine and resource geology, investment and Director / CEO experience in Australia and the Asian region. Jon is a Fellow of the AusIMM (FAusIMM) and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Currently Jon is consulting as the Chief Exploration Geologist to West Australian gold explorer/developer Vango Mining Ltd (ASX:VAN), focused on high-grade gold discovery at the Marymia Gold Project in the northern part of the Eastern Goldfields. Jon has extensive gold, nickel and base metal exploration experience in Australia and overseas, including recently South Korea and the Philippines.
Jon was involved with the exploration and development of several discoveries including with Western Mining Corporation, the Crusader gold deposit at Agnew in Western Australia and with MPI Mines Ltd, the >1Moz Golden Gift gold discovery in Stawell, Victoria, Australia, for which he jointly received the Joe Harmes Medal for “distinguished excellence in mineral exploration and contribution to the discovery of ore deposits”.