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Management Team

Our people have the multidisciplinary breadth, global knowledge, and operational experience needed to maximise your project`s success. 


Andrew Vigar

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Founder / Principal Consultant

BSc (App Geol)


40 years experience


Peter Caristo

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Principal Geologist

BSc Geol (Hons), MBA


25 years experience


Ian Taylor

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Principal Geologist

BSc Geol (Hons), G. Cert (Geostats)


25 years experience


James Lally

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Principal Geologist

BSc Geol (Hons), MSc, PhD


25 years experience


Christine Brown

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Senior Resource Geologist

BSc Geol/Chem, MSc Econ Geol


30 years experience

Our Associates

Through its network of Associates, Mining Associates can source and build multidisciplinary teams with knowledge and experience in all aspects of the Mining Business. Some of our Associates:


MARK ARUNDELL | Principal Geochemist/Geologist | BSc Geol/Geochem (Hons), MSc Econ Geol, GDip Groundwater, MAIG, MSEG, FAAG

Mark is a highly experienced and successful geologist and geochemist with over 30 years’ experience in mineral exploration, mining, and equity capital markets. Having worked throughout Australia and overseas, he has broad experience in copper, gold, nickel, iron ore, uranium, potash, talc and trona amongst other commodities, with specialties in geochemistry, project assessment and project generation. He has held senior roles with RGC, North Limited and Rio Tinto, as well as floating Oakland Resources and Highfield Resources, and has extensive consulting experience. Mark has also held the position of CEO with Sky Metals.


CRAIG BROWN | Principal Process Engineer | BEng (Chem), Grad Dip Geosci, MAusIMM

Craig has over 30 years’ experience in metallurgical engineering and management in the mining and mineral processing industries. With management level experience of company operation, project design, engineering and commissioning of small to major complex processing facilities, he has also provided consulting services to new projects and existing operations. Technical expertise covers alluvials, heap leaching, concentrator design and operation, including crushing, grinding, classification, heavy medium and gravity separation, oxide and sulphide flotation, leaching, thickening, tailings treatment, filtration and process control. He has experience in recovery and commercial aspects of many mineral commodities including gold, copper, silver-lead-zinc, nickel, magnesium, tin, iron, mineral sands, industrial minerals, uranium and coal.


MARK MODDEJONGEN | Principal Engineer | BEng, FAusIMM, RPEQ, CPE

Mark has over 30 years mining experience in a variety of roles and covering a wide range of mineral commodities including gold, copper, silver, lead, zinc, nickel, magnetite, iron ore, cobalt, molybdenum, feldspar, silica sands, chrysoprase and coal. He has worked on projects and mines in Australia, Kazakhstan, Argentina, PNG, New Zealand, Fiji, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Serbia, India, Laos, Armenia, South Africa, Tajikistan, Russia, DRC, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Uganda, Zambia, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, and China.


PETER POLLARD | Principal Geologist | BAppSc, BSc Geol (Hons), PhD, FSEG, MAusIMM, MGSA, MSGAMD

Peter has more than 30 years research and consulting experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry. He is an experienced board member of public and private companies and has been a presenter of short courses on ore deposit geology for over 20 years. He expertise includes target generation, project evaluation and independent expert reports and covers a range of intrusion-related mineralising systems including porphyry Cu-Au, IOCG, Sn-W, U, REE systems and low and high sulphidation Au-Ag. His exploration experience is global in scope, involving significant deposits in Africa, South America, North America, Asia and Australia


KYLIE PRENDERGAST | Principal Geologist | BSc Geol (Hons), PhD, MAIG

Kylie is an experienced geologist with 25 years’ experience in the minerals industry. She has been involved with and managed projects in Australia and abroad, at all stages including discovery, exploration, project generation, feasibility, mine development and business development.


ANDREW WALTHO | Principal Geologist | BAppSc Geol (Hons), FAIG (RPGeo), FGS, MIMMM, GAICD

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industry and has been involved at a senior level in exploration and mining projects in Australia and overseas. His expertise includes project generation, project management, technical due diligence and risk assessment and mining operations management covering multiple deposit styles and terranes. Andrew has broad commodity experience including lithium and other battery metals, gold, base metals, nickel, copper, uranium, potash, industrial minerals, heavy mineral sands, rare earth elements and coal, has held senior positions in Rio Tinto and Pasminco and worked as an independent consultant.


TONY WOODWARD | Principal Geologist | BSc Geol (Hons), MSc Expl and Mining, MAusIMM

Tony is a highly experienced geoscientist with senior level experience in minerals exploration, mine geology and project management. He is an experienced manager with a track record in brownfield exploration for gold and base metals. He has established and successfully managed technical services departments at underground and open-cut gold and copper mines in Australia, Africa and the Pacific. He is experienced with NI 43-101 and JORC reporting protocols and a CP/QP for mining, metallurgy and geology. Tony is also a CP/QP for Placer and mineral sands deposits.

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