Paul Payne is an experienced geologist with a strong technical background and high level corporate experience both in Australia and internationally.
Recent corporate roles included Managing Director and Technical Director roles in ASX listed companies. The Managing Director role at Dacian Gold Limited involved running the IPO for a listing and $20 million capital raising and the subsequent corporate and exploration management of the company. The Technical Director role for BrightStar Resources involved the technical guidance and exploration management of gold projects in Tanzania. Both roles included technical management as well as responsibility for marketing and promotion, presentations at major industry conferences, all aspects of investor relations activities, ASX reporting and corporate and technical compliance.
Paul’s strong technical background was gained in the exploration, evaluation and mining of gold and base metal projects in Australia and internationally. After many years of experience in the mining and exploration groups of Plutonic Resources, Normandy-NFM and Dominion Mining, Paul established a consultancy Resource Evaluations Pty Ltd (“ ResEval”) specialising in project evaluation and project assessment. After building the business to a mid-sized, well regarded consultancy, in 2007 Paul accepted an offer from ASX listed Runge Limited to purchase the business. From 2008 to 2011 Paul managed the Mining Consulting part of the Runge (now RungePincockMinarco) business in Perth.
Paul’s main area of expertise lies in the assessment and evaluation of early stage projects from due diligence reviews to resource estimation and evaluation. His consulting experience was largely focussed on the provision of advice and assistance to a range of junior to mid-sized exploration and mining companies. This provided exposure to a large range of commodities with a very broad global coverage and combined with recent corporate roles has provided Paul with a strong business network throughout Australia and internationally.
Paul is now keen to apply his technical evaluation and corporate management skills to assist exploration and mining companies with assessment and advancement of mineral project opportunities at all levels from acquisition, exploration, evaluation, development or divestment.