directors & management
NQ Minerals’ team is comprised of experts in geology, mine engineering, finance, corporate management and marketing. With over 190 years of combined mining and public company experience, the NQ Minerals team is dedicated to maximizing shareholder value.
Walter Doyle – CEO & Director
Mr. Doyle has over 30 years of experience of mining and resource properties in Australia. The Doyle family has three generations of mining history and has participated in the discovery of several large resource properties, including the initial discovery and exploration of the Century mine, one of Australia’s primary silver/lead deposits. Having spent many years abroad, Walter is a venture capitalist who is also a specialist in public equity markets worldwide and has particular expertise and long term contacts in North American and London capital markets. Most recently, Walter was behind the resurrection of Sirius Minerals (AIM:SXX) which was transformed from a shell company into a strong potash business with a market capitalization of over £200 million.
Allen Ambrose – Director & Geologist
Mr. Ambrose is a licensed Registered Professional Geologist with over three decades of exploration and mining industry experience, throughout North and South America for gold, silver, and other commodities. He has been involved with major and junior mineral exploration and mining companies since 1979. While an executive with junior exploration companies he raised over $180 million in equity capital in companies that discovered over $50 billion of contained metals under his direction.
Mr. Ambrose previously worked for N. A. Degerstrom Inc. as Manager of Exploration where he was co-discoverer of the Brisas del Cuyuni gold deposit (plus 10 million ounces gold equivalent) in the Kilometer 88 mining area of Venezuela, while acting as a consultant to Gold Reserve Corp. He also is a Director and founder of Minera Andes Inc. that was combined with NYSE-listed McEwen Mining in January 2012. Mr. Ambrose remains a key director of McEwen Mining. As a geologist he has worked for Cyprus Minerals, Kidd Creek Mines, Molycorp, Boise Cascade and Dennison Mines. He holds a BS in Geology from Eastern Washington University and attended graduate school. He is Registered Geologist #763 with the State of Washington, a Member the Prospector's and Developer's Association, and a former trustee of the American Mining and Exploration Association. He is also a director and founder of several junior exploration companies.
Colin Sutherland – CFO & Director
Mr. Sutherland is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of financial and operational experience. Most recently, he served as President of McEwen Mining (NYSE:MUX) (TSX:MUX) where he held operational and financial oversight for all operations in North and South America. During his tenure, his operational, reporting and marketing initiatives led to a significant increase in the public company shares, increasing the market capitalisation from US$300 million to well over US$1.4 billion.
Mr. Sutherland also served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Archipelago Resources Plc, which operates a large producing gold mine in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. In 2013, Mr. Sutherland led the successful privatisation of this company, and continued to deliver significant returns to its shareholder. During his tenure gold production grew to 200,000 gold ounces per annum, and costs were significantly reduced. Prior to this, Mr. Sutherland held senior financial and executive roles with Timmins Gold, Capital Gold, Nayarit Gold and Aurico Gold.
Brian Stockbridge - Non-Executive Chairman/Director
Mr. Stockbridge is an investment banker, based in London. He has held senior positions with several well-respected City firms, including Grant Thornton, Noble & Company (now part of Espirito Santo Investment Bank), and Allenby Capital. In 2012, Brian opened the London office of the independent investment banking operation Zeus Capital. As a regulator at the Panel on Takeovers & Mergers, he was the primary case officer for over 150 transactions valued up to and over £1bn. Brian is experienced in raising funds for companies and is a former Qualified Executive for the purposes of AIM. In 2014, Brian set up International Financial Strategic Associates (IFSA), a boutique financial advisory and investment company offering assistance to directors and shareholders of small and medium sized companies with principal investment, fundraising and mergers and acquisitions.
Roger Jackson – Director & Geologist
Mr. Jackson is an Australian Geologist and Mine Developer with over 25 years of experience in Mining and Exploration in Australia. He is a long standing member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has extensive, operational and management experience in underground and surface mining in Australia. He has been a founding director of a number of ASX and private Mining and Exploration companies, including Ark Mines Ltd, EDMS Ltd, Augur Resources Ltd, Hillgrove Gold Mines, Hellyer Gold Mines and Red Robin Resources. While an executive with these companies he assisted in the raising of over $100 million in equity capital.
Greg Lane – Director & Process Engineer
Mr. Lane is a Registered Professional Engineer (Queensland, Australia) with over 30 years’ experience in mine operation, engineering, design, study and project management. He has industry-leading knowledge of concentrator design, particularly comminution and flotation circuit design. He is the author of more than 70 publications on different aspects of minerals processing and project development, and is a highly sought after technical expert and a world leader in plant design and project execution.
Mr. Lane is currently Chief Technical Officer for Ausenco, a Brisbane-based multinational engineering, procurement, construction management, and operations service provider to the mining, energy and resources sectors. Ausenco employs over 1,400 people with 26 offices worldwide. Mr. Lane holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Tasmania and has worked on large-scale projects in Australia, the USA, Canada, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Laos and the Congo.
Bryan Smart – Non-Executive Director
Mr. Smart is a Chartered Accountant with over 40 years of experience in finance both in professional and commercial roles and from 1996 to 2006 he worked as Finance Director for DaimlerChrysler (UK) Ltd. He has been a non-executive director of AIM-listed Scotty Group PLC, which supplies satcom solutions for military applications. He has also served on the board of Rangers International Football Club plc which was listed on AIM. He was an executive director of Tradelinens Ltd, a joint venture established with a Chinese importer until its successful sale in 2014. His current responsibilities include non-executive director roles in AB Dynamics plc, a company that designs and manufactures robotic test equipment for the automotive industry, and also in Greka Drilling plc and Greka Engineering plc, both AIM listed companies which are engaged in coal bed methane drilling in China and India. He also acts as a consultant for Greenoaks Ltd, a Mercedes dealer group and is a trustee of Brooklands Museum.