Our People

Garry Johnston – Technical Director

  • B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Western Australia
  • M.Sc. (dist.), Mineral Economics, Curtin University and University Medal
  • 11years with BHP/Newcrest as Manager
  • 4 years as CEO and Director of Gold Mines of Sardinia
  • 5 years as MD/Principal of junior explorer and innovative exploration project generator
  • 3 years as a consultant
  • 2 provisional patents

Dr Nicholas Welham – Principal Technological Consultant

  • B.Eng.(Hons) in Minerals Engineering, University of Leeds, Ph.D. Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London
  • 8 years as researcher at Australian National University
  • 6 years, Senior Lecturer in Hydrometallurgy at Murdoch University currently, Associate Professor at University of Ballarat
  • Two edited proceedings, >70 journal papers, Rossiter W. Raymond Award for best paper published by AIME in 2003 plenary conference
  • Presentations: >30 conference presentations
  • Five provisional patents
  • Editor-in-Chief of the journal Hydrometallurgy