David is responsible for the management of the Phu Kham Copper-Gold and the Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver operations.
David is a mining engineer with 25 years’ experience in the mining industry in both open-pit and underground operations, largely in the commodities of copper, gold and iron ore. Prior to joining PanAust, he held positions in management, mine planning and production engineering roles for Plutonic Resources, Homestake Mining, and BHP in Australia and with Pangea Minerals/Barrick Gold in Tanzania.
David joined PanAust in November 2005 as Mining Manager, participating in the development, commissioning and operation of both the Phu Kham Copper-Gold (2005-2009) and then Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operations (2009-2012) as General Manager. David assumed the management and leadership responsibilities of General Manager at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation in 2012. David later assumed the general management responsibilities of both Operations in 2015.
David has led and overseen numerous production, improvement and resource development programs at both Operations during their progressive expansion and refinement.