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Alexander Scanlon

Managing Director & CEO

Alex is the founder of Barton Gold and a financial economist with ~20 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, and before that an Executive in the Principal Investments Area of Barclays Capital.

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).

Davies Chisenga

Financial Controller

Davies is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years’ experience. He has extensive experience in Australian mining, including more than 15 years in managerial finance roles with leading companies such as MMG Limited, Oz Minerals, Xstrata Copper, Arrium Mining and SIMEC Mining, with a focus on governance, strategic financial planning, development of corporate systems and processes, and corporate and project cost optimisation.

Davies is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK (CIMA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (ACCA). He is a graduate of Deakin University (MBA) and the University of South Australia (MSc Data Science & Analytics).

Marc Twining

General Manager Exploration

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).

David Wilson

General Manager Projects

David is a surveyor and project manager with more than 40 years’ experience, the majority of which has been in the Australian and New Zealand resources sector. David has played leading roles in both open pit and underground mine planning and development. He was previously Chief Surveyor for Normandy Mining’s (subsequently Newmont) underground Tanami and open pit Waihi gold mines, then Technical Services Superintendent for Tanami, and spent four years in Normandy / Newmont’s influential continuous improvement teams. He was also Mine Superintendent for Polymetals’ White Dam gold mine in South Australia.

David is a graduate of the University of South Australia (BTech Surveying) and also holds a Graduate Diploma in Mining from the University of Ballarat and a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

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.