(B.AppSc (Geology), MAusIMM, MAIG, FSEG)
Mr Osborne is a highly respected mining professional with over 40 years’ experience in international mineral exploration and underground mining, with particular expertise in nickel and gold. While working for BP Minerals in Australia and Brazil in the 1980s, he was responsible for the discovery of the Rocky’s Reward nickel mine (WA) in 1985 and the C2C zinc-copper-silver deposit in Brazil, as well as occupying the position of Geology Manager at the Cabaçal I gold mine. In 1989, he joined WMC in Brazil as senior geologist, rising to the rank of Principal Geologist, where he headed the teams responsible for the discovery of the Boa Vista nickel deposit and Sertão gold mines in Brazil, and was involved in global nickel sulphide targeting in Africa, Canada, China and South America. From 2006 to 2009, Mr Osborne worked with the Mitchell River Group as Chief Geologist for affiliated companies Albidon Limited and Mirabela Nickel Limited. He is fluent in both Portuguese and English and has consulted for a wide range of companies across a broad spectrum of commodities.