Dr Parker is a geologist, geophysicist and manager with extensive local and international experience and knowledge of the geology, mineral deposits and mineralizing systems in the Precambrian.
Dr Parker was formerly Chief Geologist with the mapping branch of the South Australian Geological Survey and responsible for the mapping and publication of geological maps throughout South Australia. In the late 1980’s he initiated the first geological mapping GIS in Australia, a system that has subsequently been developed to become the global leading GIS, SARIG.
Dr Parker has spent the last 26 years in mineral exploration as Director and Principal Geologist for Geosurveys Australia Pty Ltd including 11 years as Managing Director of Lincoln Minerals Limited and Australian Graphite Pty Ltd.
He has made a major contribution to the identification and delineation of graphite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, gold and other mineral resources and prospects in South Australia and has an in-depth knowledge of the global iron ore and graphite industries. He is a JORC qualified Competent Person in iron, graphite, copper and base metals.
Dr Parker was a former Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow where he worked on Lake Superior-style banded iron formations at the Minnesota Geological Survey. He has worked internationally in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Macedonia, Namibia, Algeria and Antarctica.
Mr Parker is a member of the Board’s Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration and Nomination Committee.