Mr Steven Olsen has over 25 years’ experience in the resources industry. Mr Olsen’s principle profession is a geologist, with experience in the discovery, definition and estimation of Mineral Resources covering the commodities of copper, nickel, gold and silver throughout Australia, Canada and the Philippines.
Mr Olsen has a background of over 15 years as a technical geologist at both WMC and then Senior and management roles as a geologist in small ASX listed Gold Companies of Croesus Mining and Ballarat Goldfields. Mr Olsen has more recently assisted small Companies with their technical geological requirements and reporting of Technical Reports on both the TSX and ASX.
In addition to Mr Olsen’s experience as a technical geologist he was the founding Managing Director of Rex Minerals Ltd (Rex), incorporated in 2007, and responsible for the discovery of the large Hillside copper-gold deposit (reported Mineral Resource of 2Mt copper) in South Australia. As Managing Director at Rex, Mr Olsen completed the acquisition of many projects around Australia, founded White Rock Minerals Ltd, with gold and silver Resources in NSW (a demerged asset from Rex Minerals in 2010) and raised over A$180 million in capital for the purpose of defining a large Mineral Resource estimate and completion of a Feasibility Study at the Hillside copper-gold project.
Mr Olsen is currently the Executive Chairman of Cedar River Services Pty Ltd which is a Mineral Resources company that provides services for the discovery and definition of Mineral Resources around the globe.
Mr Olsen’s qualifications include a B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of Melbourne (1992), Masters in Mineral Exploration from Queens University, Ontario (1992) and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia (2005).