Executive Director and Founder of Core Group, providing innovative metallurgical / process solutions for the environmentally friendly treatment of complex ores, metallurgical testwork, process design, and project management services. Focus on environmentally sustainable and cost effective processing solutions, particularly for complex ores and minerals. Core has been honoured with a number of industry awards for its innovations. Core has extensive experience in the production of speciality minerals such as rare earth elements, vanadium, graphite, scandium, cobalt, and lithium.
With Glencore Technologies, Core offers the Albion Process for the treatment of complex refractory minerals. Core is commercialising the Toowong Process for the removal of contaminants from base metals concentrates, and is proud to be the recipient of an Australian Commonwealth Government grant for this important environmental technology.
Jonathan also provides Corporate and Government Strategic Advisory Services widely, with experience in all phases of resources life-cycle, from management of multinational exploration programs, construction of tier-one mining projects, operational management and improvement, and technical support and services. Operated at executive management / board level in major mining houses, through to founding entrepreneurial junior companies.
Founded Neuchatel Partners, providing advisory services to government and to the resources industry, executive interim management services, identification and execution of acquisitions, project appraisal, financing and structuring, and board level advisory.
Jonathan is Chair of the Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resources Extraction (“CRC ORE”), a $ 110m collaboration between the Australian Commonwealth Government, research institutions, mining companies, and METS suppliers. It is focussed on delivering whole-of-system optimisation and productivity improvement for the mining industry.