Dr. Bernard Olivier
(Appointed 15 January 2018)
Dr Olivier holds a PhD in Economic Geology from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He has been working as a geologist since 1998 and has worked throughout various African, Asian and South American countries, including Tanzania, South Africa, Burundi, Swaziland, Argentina, Colombia, Australia and the Philippines. He is a dual Australian and South African national and a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM).
He has worked on a variety of exploration and development projects as well as in mining operations across a spread of commodities, including, gemstones, gold, graphite, diamonds, PGEs, base metals and coal. He has over 10 years experience as a quoted company director. Most recently, Dr Olivier has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Richland Resources PLC (formerly Tanzanite One) since March 2010 and as a director of Bezant Resources PLC since March 2007.