The Indonesian operation of Baru Gold is managed by an experienced and motivated team of professionals with an extensive and broad range of international experience and skills in the mineral exploration and mining industry.
President and Director PTTMS
Terry has been closely involved in the mining and exploration industry since 2005, with significant on-the-ground experience in Indonesia. In addition to his extensive knowledge of East Asia’s main projects of Sangihe and Minwah, Terry brings his entrepreneurial skills from a series of successful business ventures that include technology, import-export and human resources. Previously he was Managing Director of the Shellbridge Group Ltd. that was founded as an Import / Export company with operations in Shanghai and Zhuhai China. Shellbridge exported building materials, including timber and fiberglass insulation from China, Indonesia and USA to Australia. And imported petroleum and energy products into China including coal, petroleum products and asphalt. He supervised the logistics, financing, sourcing and business development. He was also Managing Director of Borneo Resource Investment Ltd., a publicly listed (“BRNE”) American mining company that mined gold, and developed producing gold mines in North Sulawesi, Republic of Indonesia. Here he was responsible for all management of the company’s Indonesian business, which included building a new mining team, acquiring properties for production, developing those properties for production, legal set-up for Indonesia, business planning and development, financial management and controls, and government and police liaison for mining and company assets. He developed a 5,000 ton gold ore production pad heap leach operation in Ratatotok area, North Sulawesi with the mandate to expand the operation to a 35,000 ton total, gold ore production pads, heap leach operation. Another position he held was Managing Director of Big Blue Resources Ltd. located in Hong Kong and Indonesia, which owns thermal coal mining concession licenses in East and Central Kalimantan and high grade Silica concessions in Central Kalimantan Indonesia. This company was founded by Terry to consolidate under-financed and under-performing mines in Indonesia. He was responsible for sourcing and obtaining financing and JV partners for these mining projects as well as managing the sales and trading office, which included the sales of all thermal coal to Asia Pacific.
Chief Geologist and Qualified Person
Frank has proven to be an innovative, resourceful, hands-on manager, with excellent leadership, team building and communication skills. He has over 25 years of experience in international exploration and mine development, including Indonesia, Australia, Africa, USA, and Chile. He has more than 25 years of Senior Leadership experience in exploration and mine development geology, including working with Barrick Gold Corporation. Most recently he was a Director and Senior Consultant with Dragon International Geological Services Pty Ltd., where he fulfilled roles including Project Manager, Chief Geologist and Mine Superintendent. Prior to that, from 2004 – 2010, Frank was employed with Pangea Minerals Limited (a subsidiary of Barrick Gold Corporation) as Technical Services Manager, where he oversaw the mine design and development of the Buzwagi and Tulawaka Mines. Within this six-year period, he also held the position of Chief Geologist overseeing establishment of the Geology departments for both mines. He was also a key member of the management team, which awarded mining, drilling and blasting contracts. Frank has also held several other senior management and leadership positions including at Gindalbie Gold NL, Barrick Gold Mines and Perilya Mines NL. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geology from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy with 12 years of experience in NI43-101 compliant Resources and Reserves reporting.
Government Relations and Director TMS
Todotua brings considerable local industry experience to help manage the assets of Sangihe and Miwah in Indonesia. He has over 15 year’s extensive experience in the Indonesian Financial, Mining and Power Industry including being the Director, Commissioner, Advisory Board Member, and Business Analyst for various large companies. Previous positions he has held include Director of PT. Priamanaya International, PT. Pundimas Chatura Indonesia (Chatura), PT. Katingan Ria, PT. Rezeki Bersama Teknologi (Finplus) and Thopas Indonesia Group (Thopasindo); Member of the Himpunan Pengusaha Muda Indonesia (HIPMI) and Kamar Dagang Indonesia (Kadin). Todotua obtained an Industrial Engineering Degree from Trisakti University (Trisakti).
General Manager and Director TMS
Garry has a long and successful track record for bringing projects through construction to production in remote parts of Indonesia. He holds the position of Indonesian Registered Mine Manager (Kepala Teknik Tambang). Currently he is the Indonesia Country Manager and President Director of PT Cokal, focusing on the preparation of a 260 mt coking coal project at Murung Raya, Central Kalimantan. From May 2011 to April 2013, he was General Manager and Director at PT Batutua Tembaga Raya and PT Kharisma Permai with a focus on the preparation of the 25,000 tpa copper cathode SX-EW project at Wetar, East Indonesia. From 2008 to 2011, he was the Resident Mining Manager and Director at PT Indo Muro Kencana / Straits Resources during which period he was responsible for all mining activities and IMK underwent a significant recapitalization, including upgrading JORC Resource to 730,000 Au eq oz with a refocus to a single large pit operation and reducing haul distances. Previous to 2008, he was Operations Manager at the Kingsgate / Akara Chatree Gold Mine, Thailand and responsible for the operation of the prime mining contractor. Prior to this he was Mine Development & Infrastructure Manager at a number of Coal Mining Concessions in Kalimantan responsible for the assessment and development of a number Coal Mining Concessions and the Director Production / Technical Services for PT Sumber Kurnia Buana, PT Antang Gunung Meratus and PT Baradinamika Mudasukses, where he was responsible for the provision of Technical Services and Production. Other positions he has held include: Director Production / Technical Services and Operations Manager for Joyce Crane Hire Pty Ltd. in the North West / Pilbara region; Construction Manager for PT Yuga Eka Surya; Area Manager in Kalimantan and Irian Jaya; Project Manager, PT Petrosea Tbk; and Project Manager (Eastern Australia) for Clough / GHC Piling & Foundations. Garry is a Civil Engineer and a Registered Engineering Associate and a member of IPENZ and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is fluent in English, Indonesian and Dutch.