GIS Manager and Research Coordinator
Mr. Kevin Box has worked as a Geographic Information Systems Analyst specializing in mineral exploration for over 14 years. He has worked for Novo Resouces since 2011. His expertise in utilizing GIS techniques to analyze geological data played a significant role in the discovery of the Beatons Creek gold deposit in Western Australia. He also played a significant role in the discovery of the Springpole gold deposit near Red Lake, Ontario (Gold Canyon Resources Inc.), and the Rattlesnake Hills gold deposit in Wyoming (Evolving Gold Corp). Mr. Box has a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Colorado State University and a M.Sc. in Geographic Information Systems from Penn State University. Mr. Box is a veteran of the US Army where he worked in Logistics and Management.
Exploration Manager, BSc, MAusIMM
Luke graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2002 and has spent the past decade exploring for gold and base metals across multiple jurisdictions within Australia.
Prior to joining Novo Resources, Luke held senior geological positions for successful junior mining companies Westgold Resources and Dacian Gold, working on projects including Rover 1, Westralia and Jupiter.
Additionally, Luke brings a strong knowledge of legislation and good business practice having worked in business development and private consultancy.
Project Director – Karratha
Mr. Chris O’Brien is a qualified Geologist and Mining Engineer who obtained his MBA in 2013. Mr. O’Brien has over 25 years of experience within the mining industry, the first half spent in operational management roles for mines, including underground, open pit, and processing facilities. The second half was spent managing various studies that culminated in project construction and commissioning, including processing plants, underground and open pit mines, in a variety of minerals in Australia and abroad. Mr O’Brien more recently held senior roles at Newmont Asia Pacific that included assessing strategic options, opportunity framing, risk and mitigation analysis, and assessing and maximising value. Mr. O’Brien is a member of the AusIMM and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kas De Luca
General Manager, Exploration
With a career in exploration and mining spanning more than 30 years, Mrs De Luca joins the Company most recently from Newcrest Mining Limited where she held the role of Regional Exploration Manager, Asia Pacific. In this role, Mrs. De Luca was responsible for strategic planning, project management and generative portfolios. Prior to her stint at Newcrest, Mrs. De Luca worked for a number of domestic and international mining and exploration companies including Dundee Precious Metals, Thani-Ashanti, Placer Dome, and KCGM, and was also one of the founding directors of successful specialist geological consultancy Jigsaw Geoscience. Mrs. De Luca is a highly qualified exploration specialist with excellent technical, business, and people skills and with a record of effectively establishing and managing high performance teams to success in both near-mine and greenfield environments.