Ian brings to GEMC extensive experience in the international exploration, resource development and mining sector, having held a number of directorships and senior operational and general management roles over several years with a number of international resource companies in a number of commodities. Mr. Spence is a Sydney-based geologist who has specialised in cobalt, copper, gold, silver and heavy mineral sands discovery and development. As an expert field-oriented exploration and evaluation geologist, Ian has been project initiator and manager in many successful discoveries, acquisitions and mineral resource development and open pit and underground mining capabilities. Mr. Spence has previous experience in cobalt projects in Australia and internationally. His most recent exposure was as Managing Director with Broken Hill Minerals Pty Ltd. where he was involved with the early assessment of Broken Hill Prospecting’s Pyrite-Cobalt project towards feasibility before it was spun out and subsequently listed on the Australian Stock Exchange as Cobalt Blue Holdings Limited. He has extensive experience in the international finance and capital markets arena, having spent several years in an analytical and capital raising capacity for a number of Australian and international based capital firms. His strong capital raising abilities are complimented with extensive experience in IPOs, marketing communication with stakeholders, as well as joint venture negotiation. Ian holds a Joint Honours Bachelor of Science in Geology & Petroleum Geology from The University of Aberdeen, UK, a Master of Science in Mineral Exploration & Mining Geology from The University of Leicester, UK and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Western Australia.
Mineral Exploration & Mining Geology