Core’s professional staff are world class, with strong backgrounds in the processing industry.  The depth of our professional staff and their expertise is what differentiates Core.

Management

Dr Robert Coleman

Chief Executive Officer

Rob is a minerals processing expert, with a B.Eng. (Hons) Chemical, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; a PhD. Minerals Processing, JKMRC, University of Queensland; and a Master of Business Administration, Australian Institute of Business. For the past 10 years Rob has been with Outotec, latterly as Technology Director ‐ Beneficiation. Prior to that he spent nearly 4 years at JKTech, latterly as Flotation Group Manager.

Rob has 20+ years growing businesses across ANZ, South Africa, Asia and North America across SMEs, corporates and multinationals. Strategy and leadership experience spans Management, Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Consulting, Technology Design and Development, Commercialisation and Research Project Management.

Rob has consulted for clients such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Barrick, Freeport McMoRan, Newcrest and First Quantum Minerals.

Rob’s specialist knowledge spans all facets of Mineral Processing especially Flotation, for companies such as Gold Fields, AMIRA, the world-renowned research centre the JKMRC (University of Queensland) and it’s consulting arm, JKTech, and the global market leader in processing technology – Outotec.

Peter Rohner

Technical Director

Peter Rohner is widely respected for his technical and commercial leadership in mineral processing projects globally. His 27 years in the mining industry have incorporated a wide range of technical and commercial roles, including 5 years as Business Adviser and Group Metallurgist for Xstrata Copper (now Glencore). Peter has extensive operational experience with career roles including Manager of MIM’s Hilton and Copper Concentrators, Commissioning Manager of Minera Alumbrera (Argentina), Technical Superintendent of the Red Dog Concentrater (Alaska) operations, and Manager of the Mt Gordon Flotation-POx-SX/EW circuit. In his corporate roles, Peter has provided technical input and leadership in a wide variety of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies along with significant leadership of technology commercialisation activities. Peter has extensive experience in virtually all aspects of mineral processing and extractive metallurgy with a primary focus on zinc, lead, silver, copper and gold.

Peter’s Operational Experience

Type Company Project Name Location Commodity Circuit Year/s
Operations Discovery Metals Boseto Concentrator Botswana Cu Crushing/Grind/Flotation 2014
Operations MIM Mt Isa Pb/Zn Concentrator Qld Ag/Pb/Zn Grind/Float 1988 – 1989
Operations MIM Hilton Concentrator Qld Ag/Pb/Zn Grind/Float 1989 – 1993
Operations Cominco Red Dog Concentrator US Ag/Pb/Zn Grind/Float 1994 – 1995
Operations MIM Mt Isa Cu Concentrator Qld Cu Grind/Float 1995 – 1998
Operations Birla Mount Gordon Qld Cu Grind/Float/POx/SX/EW 2004
Operations Village Main Reed Cons Murch RSA Sb/Au Grind/Float/Leach/POx 2014
Commissioning MIM Ravenswood Plant Qld Au CIP 1987
Commissioning MIM Mt Isa Pb/Zn Concentrator Qld Ag/Pb/Zn LGM Column Circuit 1988 – 1989
Commissioning MIM Hilton Concentrator Qld Ag/Pb/Zn Full Plant 1989 – 1993
Commissioning Cominco Red Dog Concentrator US Ag/Pb/Zn Lead Column Circuit 1994 – 1995
Commissioning MIM Mt Isa Cu Concentrator Qld Cu Copper Column Circuit 1995 – 1998
Commissioning MIM Alumbrera Concentrator Argentina Cu/Au Full Plant 1987 – 1988
Commissioning Birla Mount Gordon Qld Cu Regrind/Cleaner/Filter Circuit 2004
Commissioning Tritton Resources Tritton Concentrator NSW Cu/Au Full Plant 2004 – 2005
Operational review BP Olympic Dam SA Cu/Au/Ag/U 1989
Operational review MIM McArthur River Concentrator NT Ag/Pb/Zn 2003
Operational review CopperChem Great Australia Concentrator Qld Cu/Au 2009
Operational review GeoProMining GPM Gold Armenia Au 2014
Operational review Newmont Batu Hijau Indonesia Cu/Au 2015

Dr Duncan Turner

General Manager – Technology

Dr Duncan Turner is an experienced and trusted professional, with 27 years’ experience in the design, engineering, testing and commercial evaluation of mineral processing projects. Duncan’s focus is on helping companies unlock and maximise the value of their existing assets and evaluate new assets, by providing integrated technical and commercial expertise.

With a PhD in Electrometallurgy, Duncan’s experience includes a wide range of roles in R&D, metallurgical testing, engineering and corporate work, in Australia, Canada, US, Ireland and Belgium, working on projects all around the world. Duncan’s experience includes 7 years as manager of Technology and Technical Services for ZincOx, a European AIM listed company. Duncan is a co-inventor of the Albion Process, developed in his work in the 1990’s with Hydrometallurgy Research Laboratories (then owned by MIM).

Duncan has extensive experience across all fields of extractive metallurgy, process design, testing and commercial implementation. Duncan’s technical expertise extends to most commercial metals, with a primary focus on copper, zinc, lead, silver, gold and rare earth elements (REE’s).

Senior Professional Staff

Rod Ventura

Rod’s Operational Experience

Type Company Project Name Location Commodity Circuit Year/s
Commissioning Stibium Cons Murch South Africa Sb/Au Full Plant 2015-2016
Commissioning GPM Lubuk Mandi Tails Retreatment Plant Malaysia Au Float/CIL 2015
Commissioning Philex Padcal Concentrator Philippines Au/Cu Float 1986 and 2014
Operations PT Pena Mutiara Nanggung Tailings Processing Facility Indonesia Au CIL 2007 – 2009
Operations Forrestania Nickel Forrestania WA Ni/Cu/Au Grind/Float 2000
Operations MIM Ernest Henry Qld Cu/Au Grind/Float 2000 – 2001
Operations MIM McArthur River NT Ag/Pb/Zn Grind/Float 1999 – 2002
Operations Thalanga Copper Mines Thalanga Qld Cu/Pb/Zn/Au Grind/Float 1999 – 2000
Commissioning Benguet Corp Paracale Philippines Au CIL 1986 – 1989
Commissioning Benguet Corp Benguet Balatoc Philippines Au CIL 1985 – 1986
Operations Lepanto Consolidated Mines Lepanto Mankayan Philippines Cu/Au Grind/Float 1985 – 1987

Peter Kunst

Peter’s Operational Experience

Type Company Project Name Location Commodity Circuit Year/s
In-house Pilot/Demo Plant Glencore BROC Qld Cu Albion 2017
In-house Pilot/Demo Plant Glencore BROC Cutback Qld Cu Albion 2014
In-house Pilot/Demo Plant Glencore Tampakan Philippines As Toowong 2012
In-house Pilot/Demo Plant Australian Mines SCONI Qld Sc SX 2012
In-house Pilot/Demo Plant Australian Mines SCONI Qld Sc SX 2012
In-house Pilot/Demo Plant Glencore Tampakan Philippines As Toowong 2011
In-house Pilot/Demo Plant GeoPro Mining Zod Armenia Au Albion 2011
In-house Pilot/Demo Plant Glencore Copperbalt Qld Cu Albion 2010
In-house Pilot/Demo Plant Aurizon Mines Joanna Canada Au Albion 2010
In-house Pilot/Demo Plant Xstrata MacArthur River NT Zn Albion 2008
In-house Pilot/Demo Plant Xstrata Las Lagunas Dominican Republic Au Albion 2006
Commissioning Birla Mount Gordon Qld Cu Acid leaching/dewatering/SX/EW 2005
In-house Pilot/Demo Plant Xstrata MacArthur River NT Zn Albion 2004
Operational review XT Various RSA/Zambia Cu Tankhouse 2004
In-house Pilot/Demo Plant MIM MacArthur River NT Zn Albion 2003
Onsite Pilot Plant/Demo Plant Port Kembla Copper Pt Kembla Smelter NSW Cu EW 2000
Onsite Pilot Plant/Demo Plant BHP Billiton Cannington Qld Ag EW 2000
Onsite Pilot Plant/Demo Plant Fox Resources Radio Hill WA Cu EW 2001

Lachlan MacDonald

Lachlan’s Operational Experience

Type Company Project Name Location Commodity Circuit Year/s
Commissioning Copper Chem Copper Chem Qld Cu Ore Sorting 2014
Commissioning MMG Sepon Laos Cu Commissioned resin-in-pulp pilot 2007 – 2008
Commissioning Adchem Black Copper SA Cu Copper re-leach 2007
Commissioning Compass Resources Browns Oxide NT Ni/Co Resin-in-pulp pilot 2008

Oliver Kloiber-Deane

Oliver’s Operational Experience

Type Company Project Name Location Commodity Circuit Year/s
Onsite Pilot Plant/Demo Plant Tati Nickel Mining Company Tati Botswana Ni/Cu/Co UFG/Ox Leach/Fe Removal/CCD/SX/EW/Precip/Ammonia Regen 2004 – 2005

Kim Ngoviky

Kim’s Operational Experience

Type Company Project Name Location Commodity Circuit Year/s
Operational review AngloAmerican Venetia South Africa Diamonds Crush – DMS – Recovery 2016
Operational review AngloAmerican Kolomela South Africa Iron Ore Stockpiles / Train Loading Facilities 2016
Operational review AngloAmerican Sishen South Africa Iron Ore DMS / Jig 2016
Operational review AngloAmerican Amandelbult South Africa Pt Crush – Grind – Flotation (UG2 No.1&2, and Merensky Plants) 2016
Operational review AngloAmerican Mogalakwena South Africa Pt Crush – Grind – Flotation (North and South Plants) 2016
Operational review AngloAmerican Zibulo South Africa Coal Underground Mining Fleet / Surface Facilities Review 2016
Operational review AngloAmerican Los Bronces Chile Cu Heavy Mining Fleet Review 2015
Operational review AngloAmerican Moranbah North QLD Coal CHPP 2015
Operational review AngloAmerican Mogalakwena South Africa Pt Heavy Mining Fleet Review 2015
Operational review South32 Klipsruit Mine South Africa Coal Heavy Mining Fleet Review 2015
Operational review South32 GEMCO NT Mn Heavy Mining Fleet Review 2015
Operational review Jordan Indian Fertilizer Company Eshidiya Plant Jordan Fertilizers Phosphoric and Sulphuric Acid Plants 2014
Operational / management review Orica Kooragang Island NSW Ammonium Nitrate NH3-AN-Prill 2012
Operations Ok Tedi Mining Limited Ok Tedi PNG Cu, Au Tailings Pyrite Plant 2011
Operational review Newcrest Cadia East Project NSW Cu, Au Concentrate Filtration 2010
Operational review Office Chérifien des Phosphates El Halassa / Oulad Fares / Daoui Morocco Phosphate Flotation 2008
Onsite Pilot Plant/Demo Plant BHP Billiton Cerro Matoso Chile / Columbia Ni HL / IX 2007
Operational review BHP Billiton Olympic Dam SA Cu, U Leaching / SX 2005
Operations Rio Tinto Quebec Iron & Titanium Canada Ti Smelting 2001