Prior to Coppernico, Mr. Jennings was VP, Metals Exploration at BHP where he led and enhanced BHP’s global exploration efforts, delivering key discoveries such as the iron oxide copper-gold Oak Dam project in South Australia and the copper porphyry Ocelot project in Arizona, USA. He has over 35 years of experience in global mineral exploration, project evaluation and acquisition/divestiture, mine development and production, plus C-Suite strategy with some of the world’s leading mining companies. Prior to BHP, Mr. Jennings acted as Exploration Manager for China and Mongolia for Rio Tinto, where he led the discovery and sale of a coal asset in Western Mongolia, was instrumental in China, establishing the first major joint venture with a state entity, Chinalco, and was responsible for establishing geoscience and resource management strategies at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia, one of the world’s largest copper and gold deposits, which is now in production both as an open pit and underground mine. Through his career, Mr. Jennings has spent nearly twenty years in Chile, Argentina and Peru, which included working in various senior exploration roles with Anglo American and BHP. Mr. Jennings holds a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and an MBA in Technology Management from Deakin University, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, a Chartered Geologist of the Geological Society and Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.