Patrick Walta is a qualified metallurgist, mineral economist and board executive with experience across both technical and commercial roles within the mining and water treatment industries.
Graduating from Melbourne University with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Science, Patrick has gone on to complete postgraduate studies including an MBA, Masters of Science (Mineral Economics) and a Diploma of Project Management. In addition, Patrick is a graduate of the AICD’s Company Directors Course.
In 2018 Patrick was awarded the MNN Emerging Leader of the Year Award and in 2015 Patrick was also awarded the Young Achiever of the Year award at the Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
Patrick co-founded the Raging Bull Group of entities in 2009, targeting acquisition and ‘economic rehabilitation’ of historic mine sites via extraction of remnant mineralisation. The Raging Bull Group now manages interests in several mining and water treatment assets.
In 2017 Patrick founded New Century Resources and became Managing Director following the successful negotiation and acquisition of the Century Zinc Mine in QLD. His role is focused on leading the Company in all facets of the restarting of operations, again establishing Century as a significant zinc producer.
Patrick also has a broad level of resource industry experience through Rio Tinto, Citic Pacific Mining, Cradle Resources, Carbine Resources, Primary Gold and Clean TeQ.