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Managing Director at Triple Plate Junction Ltd
Member Since: 1970
Bill Howell is an economic geologist with more than 50 years’ experience in all aspects of exploration management and mine feasibility studies with major international and junior corporations around the world. As former Head of Overseas Exploration for BHP (now BHP-Billiton) and Managing Director of Normandy and Newmont Mining exploration activities in South East Asia, he has led teams through the stages of discovery to feasibility of major copper-gold deposits in Papua New Guinea (Ok Tedi), Indonesia (Martabe) and Laos (Phu Kham). He has been involved in evaluating Vietnam’s mineral potential since 1992. Through this experience and his role as Head of the Mining Working Group of the Vietnam Business Forum, Bill has built strong contacts with Vietnamese and other ASEAN and APEC government and business leaders, and has gained a sound knowledge of the mineral laws and regulations of South East Asian and Pacific countries. Bill has his own mineral resources management consulting vehicle, Pacific Basin International Group, through which he provides independent advice and evaluation on early stage mineral prospects in the region. He was co-founder of ASX-listed APR Ltd and Australia Pacific Minerals NL in 1985, co-founder of AIM-listed Triple Plate Junction Plc in 2004, director and then non-executive Chairman of TSX-listed Asian Mineral Resources Ltd until 2012, which developed the Ban Phuc nickel sulphide mine in Vietnam, and non-executive Chairman of AIM-listed ECR Minerals plc from 2015-2017. He is currently sole director and owner of Triple Plate Junction Ltd which is exploring a major copper-gold project in Lai Chau Province, Vietnam. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists (FSEG), and is a Qualified Person for the purpose of the JORC Code and NI 43-101 mineral reporting requirements to stock exchanges.
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