Derek Carter BSc, MSc, FAusIMM(CP)

Non-Executive Chairman


Derek Carter is the founder of the Minotaur group of mining companies and a geologist with 40 years experience in corporate management, exploration and mining.


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Derek Carter has over 40 years experience in exploration and mine geology, including 17 years in management of ASX-listed exploration companies.  He held senior positions in the Shell Group of Companies and Burmine Ltd before founding Minotaur in 1993.  He was Managing Director of Minotaur from its inception until early 2010 when he became Chairman of that company.  He is also a Director of both Mithril Resources Ltd and Toro Energy Ltd, both of which are listed on the ASX.  He was Vice President and later President, of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy, was a Director of the Australian Gold Council and Chairman of the Minerals Exploration Advisory Group, a body advising the Federal Minister on issues affecting explortion within Australia.  He is a member of the South Australian Resources Development Board, and the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Experts Group.


He was awarded AMEC's Prospector of the Year Award (jointly) in 2003, is a Centenary Medalist and was recently honored with the President's Award from the AusIMM.  Derek is also on the Board of the AusIMM.






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