Charles has over 35 years’ experience as a geologist in the mining industry. He worked with WMC Resources Limited for 16 years, holding various senior exploration and operational positions including Exploration Manager - Nickel Exploration Australia, and Geology Manager Hill 50 Gold Mine.
During his time with WMC Resources, Charles was instrumental in the discovery of the Argo gold mine at Kambalda and managed exploration programmes during the discovery of the West Musgrave Nebo and Babel deposits.
After five years as the initial Managing Director of Northern Star Resources Ltd, Charles joined Western Areas Limited in 2008 as General Manager Exploration.
During his 9 years at Western Areas, that company developed the Spotted Quoll deposit, significantly increased its resource inventory and became Australia’s No. 1 independent nickel sulphide producer.