Chris Yeats

Chris Yeats

New South Wales Government

Executive Director, Geological Survey of NSW, Department of Regional NSW

Chris Yeats is an ore deposit geologist and geochemist with 30 years’ experience in precious and base metal exploration and research, in terranes ranging in age from the some of the world’s oldest rocks to modern active seafloor hydrothermal systems.

Chris joined the Geological Survey of NSW (GSNSW) as Executive Director in June 2015. Prior to this, he spent 17 years as a researcher and manager at CSIRO, where his work focused on the formation of and exploration for gold and base metal deposits in ancient and modern terranes. He has published extensively on gold and base metal systems, and has over 700 career citations. In October 2018, he was named a Fellow of the Geological Society of Australia for his significant scientific contribution and service to Australian geoscience.

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