(BSc Geology, Hull, 1986; PhD Structural Geology, University of Wales, 1990) has a strong mapping background and a decade of British Geological Survey field experience and training. In the first half of the 1990’s he worked mainly on volcanic rocks in Wales, on engineering geology projects, and in the roofing slate industry. In 1994 he won the President’s Award of the Geological Society of London for detailed thematic mapping. Apart from the UK, he has extensive world-wide field experience in a great variety of geological terrains. Since 1995 he has worked extensively in Au, Ag and Cu exploration, including consulting on some World Class mineral deposits. These include Navidad (Argentina) and Ventana Gold (Colombia). Dr Pratt has a track record of generating Au/Cu targets in under-explored areas, for example, the Cañicapa high sulfidation Au project, discovered during a World Bank program in Ecuador. He is also part of the team that recently discovered the Igor Au/Ag epithermal deposit (Sienna Gold Corp) in Peru. He is fluent in Spanish. Over the last few years, presentations have been made at metals- and petroleum-related international conferences in France, UK, Peru and Finland. Dr Pratt is a Competent Person as defined by Chapter 17 of the UKLA Sourcebook.