Mr Huitson is a mining executive with 33 years’ experience in executive, operational and technical roles in the Manganese, Chromite, Gold, Silver and Nickel industries in Australia, Africa and Asia. Ian has extensive manganese experience through roles as Study Manager at Shaw River Manganese (2012-2014), Chief Operating Officer at Auvex Resources Ltd (2009-2011), Group Mining Engineer at Consolidated Minerals Ltd (2005-2007) and Resident Manager at Consolidated Minerals Ltd’s Woodie Woodie mine site (1999-2005). In addition to the above, Ian has executive management experience including roles as Operations Director and Managing Director at Monarch Gold Mining Company Ltd (2007-2009). Prior to this Ian had 15 years’ experience as a mining engineer with WMC Resources, Dominion Mining/Plutonic Resources and the Walhalla Mining Company. Ian has a Degree in Engineering (Mining Engineering) and is a Fellow of the AusIMM. Ian has completed multiple scoping and pre-feasibility studies throughout his career.