Key Management Team

Peter van Luyt

Chief Geologist

Mr van Luyt is a geologist with 30 years’ experience in mining, development and exploration geology. He commenced his career as a mine geologist working in gold mines. Since 2004 he has been a contract and consultant geologist specialising in the development of and exploration for base metals and gold projects in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Canada.

John Banning

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Banning is a mining engineer with over 20 years’ experience, including project development, operations, technical, business improvement and management. Mr Banning has previously been a consultant, Managing Director of Consolidated Tin Mines Ltd and worked at Kagara Ltd, Newcrest, Rio Tinto, BHP, Xstrata Copper, Metals X and Goldfields.

Gavin Hammer

GM – Nifty Copper Project

Mr Hammer is a maintenance professional with over 30 years’ experience, including constructing, commissioning, optimisation, asset management of process plants and mobile fleets. Prior to joining Cyprium Metals, Mr Hammer worked with Finders Resources Ltd follow by 2 years in Western Africa in operational and project construction roles.

Mike Efthymiou

Chief Metallurgist

Mr Efthymiou is a metallurgical engineer with 50 years’ global experience in providing sophisticated mineral processing and project development services in the mining industry. Mr Efthymiou has previously worked in senior roles at BHP Group Ltd, WMC Resources Ltd MIM Holdings Ltd, Freeport-McMoRan Incorporated and Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Ltd.