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Dr Colin Rose — Chairman

Dr Rose has been Non-Executive Chairman of Marmota since 1 May 2015. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sydney. He is a long-term fundamentals investor in the mining and exploration sector, with particular exposure to gold and copper. He has extensive business experience as the founder and director of a technology company whose software is used in over 55 countries. He has been invited to speak to the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Bank of England, the National Bureau of Economic Research (USA), and the London School of Economics (Financial Markets Group).

Ian Warland — Managing Director

Ian Warland Ian Warland is a geologist with over 25 years experience in exploration and mining. He has worked in open pit and underground base metals mining, as well as exploration for a range of commodities including gold, copper, uranium, base metals and industrial minerals, both in Australia and overseas. Ian is a joint recipient of the Explorer of the Year Award for the Jacinth and Ambrosia Mineral Sand discoveries, and subsequently led the team at Iluka Resources that discovered further deposits within the Eucla Basin, South Australia. He has a particularly strong knowledge of the Gawler Craton where Marmota’s gold tenements are based. Ian has a first class Honours in geology (University Medal) from the University of Technology (Sydney) and qualifications in applied finance and environmental science. He has held senior positions with RGC Exploration, Iluka Resources and Musgrave Minerals.


Peter Thompson — Non-executive Director

Peter Thompson is a Geologist with significant industry experience in both Exploration and Mining roles. Educated at Trinity College Dublin (BSc Hons – Geology) and Leicester University (MSc – Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology), he has worked in exploration for gold, copper, nickel and platinoids, and in open pit and underground gold mines. Over a career of 27 years, Mr Thompson has worked for BCD Resources NL as CEO, at St Barbara Mines Limited as General Manager Exploration, as well as holding senior exploration and project development roles with Jubilee Mines NL, Anaconda Nickel Ltd and Western Mining Corporation. At St Barbara Mines, Mr Thompson’s responsibility included managing a team of 22 geoscientists. In addition to being responsible for the discovery of several nickel and gold deposits, he has extensive mining and corporate development experience. Peter is the CEO and Managing Director of Capricorn Metals Ltd (ASX: CMM). Peter joined the board of Marmota in May 2015.


Other Key Advisors

Dr Kevin Wills — Chief Consulting Geologist

Kevin Wills Kevin Wills is a geologist with significant experience in multi-commodity mineral exploration including feasibility studies, mine operations and corporate activities in Australasia. He has been closely involved in the discovery and evaluation of economic mineral deposits of: diamonds (Argyle, WA), base metals (Thalanga & Waterloo QLD), gold (Murchison WA and Challenger SA), mineral sands (Burekup, WA) and iron ore (Blacksmith WA). Dr Wills was Managing Director of Flinders Mines Limited for over ten years. He is an Associate of the Royal School of Mines, past Chairman of the Adelaide Branch and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Between 2010 and 2015, he was an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide engaging in teaching economic geology and mineral exploration. He founded the SA Exploration and Mining Conference in 2004 and has since been Chairman of the organising committee. Dr Wills has had experience on five boards and involvement in many IPOs and capital raisings. Since March 2016, he has been working as Chief Consulting Geologist with Marmota, and also as acting MD of Marmota from 14 November 2016 until 30 January 2017.


Postal Address

Marmota Ltd
PO Box 117
Glenelg SA 5045

Exploration Office

Unit 6
79-81 Brighton Road
Glenelg SA 5045

Contact details

Tel:  (08) 8294 0899
Fax: (08) 8376 8633
Email: info@marmota.com.au

ABN: 38 119 270 816