Mr Geoff McDermott – BSc (Hons), MAIG
Mr Geoff McDermott is an experienced geologist and senior company executive. He was appointed Managing Director on May 19, 2008.Geoff has over 20 years industry experience working as a geologist in surface and underground metalliferous mining operations, in minerals exploration and as a consultant to the minerals industry. He has a broad range of international experience having worked as a geologist in Canada, Fiji and Australia for companies such as WMC and Rio Tinto as well as with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Canada. From 2002 until 2007 Geoff was Chief Geologist and Group Geologist with MPI Mines Limited and Leviathan Resources Limited. In 2007 Geoff started a consulting business specialising in metalliferous mining geology and minerals exploration.
Mr Shane Mele – BSc ( Hons), MAusIMM
Mr Shane Mele has more than 20 years’ experience in the resources industry, predominantly in gold mining and exploration, and also in base metal exploration. Prior to joining Navarre, Shane was Managing Director of Kidman Resources and held senior management and geological roles with St Barbara Limited, BCD Resources NL, Leviathan Resources Limited and MPI Mines Limited with a range of responsibilities including regional exploration management and technical project assessments for business development. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from LaTrobe University is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Ms Jane Nosworthy – BA, LLB (Hons)
Ms Jane Nosworthy has previously held legal, commercial and company secretarial roles at Oceana Gold Corporation, Leviathan Resources Limited and MPI Mines Limited, prior to which she was a Senior Associate in the Melbourne office of law firm Allens Arthur Robinson. Ms Nosworthy holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.
Dr Jason Thomas – PhD
General Manager – Strategic Development & Stakeholder Engagement
Dr Jason Thomas has advised a number of resource companies including Indophil Resources, Perseus Mining, Zinjin and the Asia Development Bank for the TAPI pipeline project specifically in relation to community, tribal and stakeholder involvement in Cote d’Ivoire, the Philippines and Peru. He has also implemented humanitarian development programs in Afghanistan, South Sudan, Jordan as well as Sri Lanka and conducted field-based assessments that inform the implementation of programs in Iraq and Syria, Turkmenistan and Pakistan. Jason teaches post-graduate risk management at Swinburne University.