Alexander Scanlon

Managing Director & CEO

Alex is the founder of Barton Gold and a financial economist with more than 15 years’ experience in financial analysis, consulting, structured finance and mining advisory, investment and management. He was previously Managing Director of PARQ Capital Management and a Director with Lusona Capital where he focused on corporate advisory and principal investments in the natural resources sector.

Alex is a graduate of Santa Clara University (BSc Finance Honours & BSc Economics Honours), the University of Oxford (MSc Financial Economics) and the University of Cambridge (MPhil Management).

Nicholas Byrne

Chief Financial Officer

Nicholas is a Certified Practising Accountant with ~30 years’ experience working in the Australian resources and engineering sectors. He has extensive experience in South Australia, including ~20 years with leading companies such as BHP, Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), Monadelphous, and as CFO and Company Secretary of Heathgate Resources, a subsidiary of global energy and defence firm General Atomics, which owns and operates South Australia’s Four Mile and Beverley uranium projects.

Nicholas is a Certified Practising Accountant and a graduate of Edith Cowan University (Bachelor of Business).

Marc Twining

Exploration Manager

Marc is a geologist with more than 25 years’ global experience in resource development, with extensive experience in South Australia and gold, copper and copper-gold exploration. Marc has previously worked as an exploration geologist for global gold majors Normandy Mining and Newmont, an Exploration Manager for junior exploration companies, and as Senior Principal Geoscientist for the Geological Survey of South Australia. He has played lead roles in the discovery, feasibility analysis and regulatory permitting of significant mineral deposits and has a passion for exploration discovery.

Marc is a graduate of the University of Adelaide (BSc Geology Honours), has obtained a Graduate Certificate of Finance (Macquarie University), and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).

Ian Garsed

Principal Geologist

Ian is a geologist with more than 25 years’ industry experience ranging from early-stage exploration through to resource delineation and project evaluations, with a particular emphasis on gold and base metals.  He has extensive experience in South Australia exploring for gold and IOCG mineralisation including as General Manager of Exploration for Minotaur Exploration Limited. He has played lead roles in the discovery and definition of multiple iron ore, polymetallic, copper / gold and gold deposits throughout Australia.

Ian is a graduate of Ballarat College (BSc Geology) and Curtin University (MSc Mineral Exploration Technologies), and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and the Geological Society of Australia (GSA).

Shannon Coates

Company Secretary

Shannon is a qualified lawyer and Chartered Secretary with more than 25 years’ experience in corporate law and compliance to publicly listed companies across multiple jurisdictions.

Shannon is a graduate of Murdoch University (Bachelor of Laws), the AICD’s Company Directors course, was selected for the AICD Chairman’s Mentoring Program, and is a past recipient of the WA Women in Mining scholarship. She is currently company secretary to multiple ASX-listed companies.