Ian Chalmers is a geologist and graduate of the Western Australia Institute of Technology (Curtin University) and has a Master of Science degree from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He has worked in the mining and exploration industry for over 50 years. Ian has a 35 year involvement with ASX listed company Alkane Resources as both Technical Director and Managing Director, and has steered the Company through discovery, feasibility, construction and development of gold and gold-copper projects in New South Wales (NSW).
Ian has had a 30-year involvement in the rare metal and rare earth industry. He was involved with the discovery and evaluation of the Brockman rare metal and rare earth project in northern Western Australia, and has managed the geology, process development and global marketing effort for the Dubbo rare metal and rare earth project in NSW, advancing it to the threshold of development.
Ian is the Co-Chairman of the Critical Minerals Institute.