Mr. Wilton is a geologist with 30 years of experience in the minerals industry where he has played a key role in the acquisition, exploration, and development of various base and precious metal projects around the world. Most recently he was the Regional Exploration Manager of Africa for Antofagasta Minerals (LSE: ANTO) of Chile, where he was responsible for all of Antofagasta's exploration and business activities in Africa.
In 1998 he moved to Namibia with Anglovaal Limited and was a principal member of both the discovery and resource development teams of the Otjikoto Gold Mine, which is currently operated by B2Gold Corp. NYSE: BTG, TSX: BTO). Later he was a co-recipient of the Henno Martin Medal, awarded by the Geological Society of Namibia, for his role in the discovery. He was also intrinsically involved, as the exploration manager, in the 2005 IPO of TEAL Exploration & Mining Incorporated (“TEAL”) onto the TSX as a listing of the Namibia, Zambia and DRC exploration and development assets of African Rainbow Minerals. He served as TEAL's exploration manager until 2010. Since 2005, he has been focused on base metal exploration, including the Central African Copperbelt, and worked closely with a number of internationally recognized economic geological researchers.
In 1990 he joined Anglovaal Limited based in South Africa. During this time he was involved in a number of projects in feasibility stage that lead to mine development and numerous international project assessments.
Mr. Wilton graduated with BSc Honours in geology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.