Our People

directors & management

NQ Minerals’ team is comprised of experts in geology, mine engineering, finance, corporate management and marketing. With over 190 years of combined mining and public company experience, the NQ Minerals team is dedicated to maximizing shareholder value.


Experienced London based investment banker and a former Qualified Executive for the purposes of AIM. Previous senior positions include Grant Thornton, Noble & Company (now Espirito Santo), and Allenby Capital. In 2012 he founded the London office of the investment banking operation Zeus Capital and as primary case officer he completed 150 transactions worth over £1bn. In 2014, Brian set up International Financial Strategic Associates, a boutique financial investment and advisory company servicing small and medium sized companies.

WALTER DOYLE (Director, CEO and Founder)

Venture Capitalist and specialist in public equity markets worldwide with over 30 years of experience in mining and resources in Australia.. Responsible for resurrection of Sirius Minerals (AIM 5000), a potash business which reached a £1bn market cap. Proven ability in team building and empowerment of individuals in the advancement of shareholder value.

ROGER JACKSON (Executive Director)

Over 25 years experience gained on underground and surface operations. Founding Director of numerous public and private entities in Australia including Hillgrove Gold Mines, Ark Mines Ltd, Every Day Mine Services Ltd, Augur Resources and Georgetown Gold Mine. Roger has significant concentrate marketing experience. BSc. (Geology, Geophysics) Dip. Fin. Man. Dip. Ed. MAus. IMM AICD.


A CPA with over 20 years of financial and operational experience. Most recently, he served as President of McEwen Mining (NYSE:MUX) (TSX:MUX). Prior to this he served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Archipelago Resources Plc and held senior financial and executive roles with Timmins Gold, Capital Gold, Nayarit Gold and Aurico Gold.

FREDERICK BRYAN SMART (Non Executive Director)

Chartered accountant with over 40 years experience in finance both in professional and commercial roles.

ALLEN AMBROSE (Non Executive Director)

30 years in the Mining industry with extensive experience in exploration, project evaluation and project management, and has worked as a geological consultant in the US, Venezuela and Argentina. Currently a Director of Minera Andes (McEwen Mining).

GREG LANE (Non Executive Director)

Over 30 years experience in operations, engineering, design, study and project management, with industry leading knowledge of concentrator design, particularly comminution and flotation circuit design. Currently Chief Technical Officer at Ausenco. Started his career as a senior Metallurgist at Hellyer Gold Mines.

ADRIAN LUNGAN (Non Executive Director)

A geologist with 37 years’ experience. He started his career in Australia with multi-national companies such as CSR Ltd, Placer Pacific Ltd, Newmont Mining Corporation and Pasminco Ltd. specialising in project evaluation and acquisitions. He founded UraMin Inc. and Chinese coal company CCEC Ltd. Currently director of number of other mining companies and a former director of Hellyer Gold Mines Pty Ltd.

KEVIN PUIL (Non Executive Director)

Mr. Puil currently serves as the founder and Managing Partner of RIVI Capital LLC which is a private equity fund focused on precious metals and providing investors direct access to physical metal exposure. Kevin is a financier and has a wealth of experience in the mining sector. He has previously worked as an investment analyst and portfolio manager in both Canada and the US and is a CFA charter holder.

MIKE BARDEN (Project Consultant)

Over 35 years experience in the Mining sector including operational management, strategic consulting and business turnaround across all major mining jurisdictions and mined commodities. Mike was previously a Partner at Monitor Company, CEO of CRU and founder of Commodity and Mining Insight.  Mike has an engineering degree from Cambridge and an MBA with finance specialisation.

BOB QUILLIAM (Hellyer - General Manager Operations)

Qualified Metallurgist with 22 years specializing in flotation processing. Commenced his career as a Metallurgical Technician for Aberfoyle and was integral in developing the Hellyer project. He remained at Hellyer as Senior Metallurgist until its closure in 2000. Subsequently he worked at Beaconsfield Gold as Mill Manager, at Copper Mines of Tasmania and at Zeehan as a Senior Metallurgist.