Mr. Bavin has 30 years of technical, operational and commercial experience in mineral exploration gained from work in a wide range of commodities, jurisdictions and cultures most of which was spent with the Rio Tinto Group in South America, Australia, Indonesia and Europe. From 2000 to 2001 he was the Business Development Executive for the Industrial Minerals Group in Rio Tinto progressing opportunities in Europe and South America and from 2001 to 2009 he was the Exploration Director for the Rio Tinto Group in South America and responsible for the teams which identified the potential in a range of projects now in various stages of feasibility including the Rio Colorado potash and Alter copper/gold projects in Argentina, the Mina Justa, Constancia and La Granja copper projects in Peru, and the Amargosa bauxite project in Brazil. After South America he moved to London as Rio Tinto’s Exploration Director responsible for Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the FSU with a brief that included the Jadar lithium-borates discovery in Serbia (now in feasibility or FS). Mr Bavin is President and CEO of Pan Global Resources Inc and a non-executive Director of Estrella Resources and Exeter Resource Corp.
Mr. Bavin has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Leicester, a Master of Science from Imperial College in London, and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Programme at the London Business School.