Mr. Davies is a senior mining executive with broad-based international experience in business development, corporate acquisitions, strategic and business planning, general management, knowledge databases, information technology, budgeting, and commodities. He has a successful track record in negotiating joint ventures with his technical background, IPO capital raising and investment analysis globally.
As a structural geologist by education with almost 40 years of work experience in minerals exploration, of which 30 years have been aggregated in Indonesia, Mr. Davies is well versed in Baru Gold’s projects. He holds a BSc (honours) in Geology from University College Cardiff, UK and completed three years of post-graduate research in Namibian structural geology at Leeds University, UK.
His career started at Anglo American as a gold mine geologist in South Africa at Vaal Reefs working on brownfield exploration. His travels would take him across the world with BP Minerals for diamonds, and ultimately to Jakarta, Indonesia where he would spend nearly 30 years mainly in gold exploration. Early formative roles with Santa Fe Gold and the Pelsart Group led into senior management positions with global mining contractors before culminating with eight years at the J Resources Group, a US$300 million market capitalization mid-cap 150,000oz per annum gold producer, where he was both their Independent Director and held various senior executive roles during his tenure.
Most recently, Mr. Davies established GeoToria Holdings Limited as an independent think-tank to provide knowledge-based services for peer-to-peer corporate advisory, consultancy, benchmarking, due diligence, investment targeting, and contract research and development with the use of empirically built database sets, custom designed for each client and their specific requirements to make informed decisions having added 25,000 projects and 2,500 companies to his proprietary M&A database. He also founded and is a director of Triquetra Resources Limited, a London-based group that identifies orphaned projects and matches their development programs with mining and exploration investors.