David is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Papua Mining plc. and Non-Executive Chairman of Lionsgold plc. David is an experienced geologist and senior executive with +30 years of experience in the global mining industry and has over 20 years’ experience in securing funding for exploration projects. David holds the highest category of membership as a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) and is a Competent Person for Mineral Exploration under the guidelines of the JORC Code. David has previously held senior roles in both listed and private resource companies including CEO of Golden Tiger Mining Limited, CEO of Convergent Minerals Limited and Managing Director of Millennium Mining Limited. David has relevant porphyry, epithermal, vein-hosted and intrusion-related experience in Queensland Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.