Chief Operating Officer
Mr Peter Thompson B.Sc, M.Sc, MAusIMM
Mr Thompson trained as a geologist in Trinity College Dublin and Leicester University, he came to Australia in 1988 and has had a continuous career in exploration and mining for gold, nickel and copper.
Employed by WMC, Anaconda Nickel, Jubilee Mines, St Barbara Ltd, Beaconsfield Gold and Central Asia Resources in a range of roles, he has overseen several discoveries, project developments, feasibility studies, acquisitions, divestments and company start-ups.
Recent responsibilities as CEO of Beaconsfield Resources and Central Asia Resources have been for operating deep underground gold and heap leach start-up operations. Currently a non-executive director of Central Asia Resources Ltd and Marmota Energy Ltd.
Executive General Manager - Geology
Mr Peter Langworthy B.Sc Hons, MAusIMM
Mr Langworthy is a geologist with a career spanning 26 years in mineral exploration and project development in Australia and Indonesia. He has specific expertise in building successful teams that have been responsible for significant mineral discoveries and in integrating technically sound exploration and resource development strategies into corporate planning. His industry experience includes 12 years in senior management roles with WMC Resources, four years with PacMIn Mining as Exploration Manager, five years with Jubilee Mines where he built the team responsible for numerous discoveries at the Cosmos Nickel Mine and the Sinclair nickel project, and three years with Talisman Mining as Technical Director. At Jubilee he was part of the corporate team responsible for the growth of the company until it was taken over by Xstrata for $23/share.
Mr Langworthy is a non-executive chairman of Syndicated Metals Limited (March 2012 to present).
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Jonathan Shellabear
Jonathan Shellabear has over 25 years’ experience in the Australian and international resources industry as a senior corporate executive and investment banker specialising in the mining sector. Mr Shellabear holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geology and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.
He has extensive capital markets and advisory experience in the resources sector and has held senior investment banking positions with NM Rothschild & Sons, Deutsche Bank and Resource Finance Corporation.
Jonathan was previously the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Mining Ltd which was acquired by Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd in 2011 to create, at that time, Australia’s second largest gold company by market capitalisation. He has also held senior corporate roles with Portman Limited (now Cliffs Natural Resources) as General Manager, Business Development and Heron Resources Ltd as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Michael Martin
Mr Martin has 18 years’ experience in all aspects of resource projects through Western Australia and Queensland. Prior to joining Capricorn Metals, Mr Martin has held senior positions at Pacmin, Sons of Gwalia, Sipa Resources, Jubilee Mines, Xstrata, Talisman Mining and Syndicated Metals. With these companies he has undertaken a variety of senior and leadership roles in mineral exploration, resource development, resource estimation and mining in multiple commodities such as gold, nickel, copper, lead and zinc. Mr Martin graduated from the University of Ballarat with an Honours Degree in Geology and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).
Gerant and Chief Financial Officer - Madagascar
Mr Jean-Luc Marquetoux
Mr Marquetoux has a french degree in accounting and finance. He has over 25 years significant experience in accounting, auditing and financial control management functions. He has worked in Madagascar since 1993 and has previously held staff positions with Unima, one of the highest industry profile companies in Madagascar. He is based full time in Madagascar as Country Manager and Chief Financial Officer.