René has worked on early-stage, resource development and active mining projects in a wide variety of geological settings, in countries in Africa, Asia, Australasia, North America and Europe, and across multiple commodities. He holds a master’s degree in Structural Geology and Tectonics, and specialises in resource estimation, grade control, reconciliation, QA/QC and successful sample collection, with a strong skill set in exploration management for gold and base metals.

He is a Chartered Professional and Fellow with the AusIMM, a Member and Registered Professional Geologist with the AIG, and has published papers and provided training on sampling, QA/QC and resource estimation.

René is the principal author of many Canadian NI 43-101 and JORC compliant resource and exploration studies and has assisted clients with exploration programmes for these and other projects. He is a Competent/Qualified Person for gold (alluvial, shear-zone, epithermal and porphyry), base metals, seabed mineralisation (nodules), and industrial minerals (garnet sand, diatomite).

Currently, René is a director of the AusIMM, an ex-officio member of the JORC Committee, and a director of Straterra (New Zealand’s peak body and national voice for the natural resources industries). He is also a director of opaxe (monitoring public resource reports), and a director of a private-equity mineral exploration company advancing its strategic-mineral assets.