Steven Olsen has over 20 years’ experience in the resources industry. Mr. Olsen works principally as a geologist and has experience in the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits covering the commodities of copper, nickel, gold, and silver throughout Australia and Canada.
Mr. Olsen has a background of 14 years' experience as a technical geologist at both WMC and then Senior and management roles as a geologist in the smaller organizations of Croesus Mining and Ballarat Goldfields. Mr. Olsen was the founding Managing Director of Rex Minerals Ltd (Rex), incorporated in 2007, and responsible for the discovery of the large copper-gold-iron deposit in South Australia (now Australia’s largest undeveloped copper project). 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 completing a Bankable Feasibility Study at the Hillside copper-gold-iron project.
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 in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia (2005). Mr. Olsen is a Non-Executive Director of White Rock Minerals Ltd, Non-Executive Director of Rex Minerals Ltd, and also a guest professor at the Chengdu University of Technology, China.