Owen A Bavinton
BSc (Hons), MSc, DIC, PhD | Non-Executive Director
Dr. Bavinton graduated from the University of Queensland in Geology in 1969, holds a Masters Degree in Mineral Exploration from Imperial College, London and a PhD in Economic Geology from ANU, Canberra, Australia. He has over 40 years of varied international experience in the minerals exploration and mining sector in several commodities. After brief periods as a junior consultant and an underground mine geologist on a Witwatersrand gold mine, from 1974 to 1985 he had several positions with Western Mining Corporation, finally as director of WMC’s activities in Brazil. From 1986 to 1992 he was Chief Executive Officer of Aredor Guinea SA. In 1992 he joined the Anglo American group where he stayed until his retirement in 2010. Based initially in Turkey and then in Budapest, he was responsible for Anglo American’s exploration and project evaluation activities in the FSU, Central Europe and the Middle East. He moved to London in 1998, initially as Head of Exploration for Minorco, and later Group Head of Exploration and Geology for the Anglo American Group. In those roles he was responsible for worldwide exploration and geosciences covering a range of exploration projects, through all stages of development, including advanced projects and feasibility studies, as well as providing geoscience input into numerous acquisitions. He is a fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, the Association of Applied Geochemists and the Institute of Materials, Mining and Metallurgy. Dr. Bavinton is currently an independent consultant.