Nicholas Earner

Nicholas Earner

Alkane Resources

Managing Director

Appointed Director and Managing Director 1 September 2017. 

Mr Earner is a chemical engineer and graduate of University of Queensland with 25 years’ experience in technical and operational optimisation and management, and has held a number of executive roles in mining and processing. Mr Earner joined the Alkane Group as Chief Operations Officer in August 2013, with responsibility for the safe and efficient management of the Company’s operations at Tomingley (Tomingley Gold Operations). Under his supervision, the successful development of TGO transitioned to profitable and efficient operations.

Prior to his appointment as the Group’s Chief Operations Officer in August 2013 he spent four years at Straits Resources Ltd including two years as Executive General Manager – Operations, supervising up to 1,000 employees in open cut and underground gold mines and an underground copper mine. During the eleven years before that he had various roles at Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s Mount Thorley Warkworth coal mine and BHPB/WMC Olympic Dam copper-uranium-gold operations. Mr Earner’s eight years at Olympic Dam included roles managing the Concentrator and Hydromet functions which included substantial milling, leaching and solvent extraction circuits. His other positions included Production Superintendent – Smelting, and Senior Engineer – Process Control, Instrumentation and Communications.

Mr Earner is also a non-executive director of Australian Strategic Materials Ltd.

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