Mr Bahnsen is a Canadian / Australian mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in natural resources finance and operations. Mr Bahnsen’s career has spanned a broad range of roles in the resources industry. He began his career in mine development, working for underground mine contracting companies in Canada, Indonesia and Australia. He has held production roles at several gold mine operations in capacities as mine planning engineer, project engineer and shift boss. Following several years working with Rio Tinto in Australia where Mr Bahnsen was involved in mine feasibility study work and business development roles, he moved into investment banking. Mr Bahnsen spent approximately 10 years working as a resource banker working with firms including Deutsche Bank, Macquarie Bank, and Fox Davies Capital on major international resource acquisition and equity market transactions. Following a successful career in banking, Mr Bahnsen became involved in resource company development and has held CEO roles for several private and listed resource exploration and development companies.