Directors & Management

Mr Mark Freeman (Managing Director)

Mr Freeman is a Chartered Accountant and has more than 25 years’ experience in corporate finance and the resources industry with focus on mining development projects. He has experience in strategic planning, business development, acquisitions and mergers, gas commercialisation, and project development general management. Prior and current experience with Taruga Minerals (having vended in the Torrents and Flinders Projects), B&F Consolidated Group (a mining services company), Mustang Resources, Exco Resources NL, Panoramic Resources Ltd, Mirabela Nickel Ltd, and Albidon Limited. In addition, Mr Freeman is a graduate of the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Banking & Finance and Accounting as well as holding a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance with a major in Investment Analysis from the Securities Institute of Australia.


Peter Wall (Chairman)

Peter is a lawyer with a wide range of experience in mergers and acquisitions, including takeovers and schemes of arrangement. He has advised on many successful IPOs and back door listings on the ASX. Peter also specialises in corporate reconstructions and recapitalisations of listed entities, acting as principal or adviser to the transaction. His other core areas of practice include energy and resources, capital markets, corporate and strategic advice, securities law, commercial law and contract law.

Peter graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1998 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance). He has also completed a Masters of Applied Finance and Investment with FINSIA (formerly the Securities Institute of Australia). Peter is a Partner at leading Australian law firm Steinepreis Paganin, as well as being a non-executive director of numerous ASX-listed companies.

Mr Wall is a Partner with leading Australian Law Firm Steinepreis Paganin with significant experience in wide ranging experience in mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, reconstructions and recapitalisations. His core areas of practice include energy, resources, capital markets and strategic advice.  Peter is a director of a number of companies listed on ASX.


Bob Affleck (Technical Director)

Mr Affleck has over 25 years’ experience in the mineral exploration industry from grassroots data collection to consulting roles in a variety of mineral commodities. His expertise includes project management, technical and prospectus reviews, target generation, training and team mentoring. Bob also has extensive business management expertise outside of the mining industry, in particular financial management and personnel management. He is keen to use his skills to assist mining companies to make high-value discoveries which will add value to their shareholders.


Mathew Perrot (Exploration Manager Geologist)

With over 20 years experience in exploring successfully for nickel sulphides, orogenic gold and a variety of other commodities, Mathew brings technical excellence to Pursuit.  A passionate explorationist Mathew is excited to be joining Pursuit with its strong board and management.  He will be responsible for helping design and implement well considered exploration programs with clear goals and delivering exploration success.


Ian Lowrie (Operations Manager)

Ian Lowrie has spent 35 years in mineral exploration with 29 years in a supervisor’s roll and the last 10 years as Operations Manager of a wide range of exploration program across Australia. Ian has worked extensively in Western Australia as well as Northern Territory,  New South Wales, Queensland and overseas in PNG, Laos and Mongolia. He has experience in implementing exploration programs for gold, nickel, base metals and mineral sands.


Barry Bourne (Consultant Geophysicist)

Barry Bourne is a Principal and founder of Terra Resources Geophysical and Geological consultants. Barry has advanced global knowledge of targeting gold and base metal mineral systems which includes three years in the USA exploring for Carlin style gold mineralisation.  He also has six years in-country experience in Papua New Guinea, Africa and South America.  Up until 2013 he was Chief Geophysicist for Barrick Gold and is now a mineral exploration consultant to private and public international exploration groups.  He began his career with the CRA/ Rio Tinto Exploration group.  He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and is currently on the technical advisory committee for UWA Centre for Exploration Targeting.  He was shortlisted for the Australian innovation Awards in 2012 and was Advance Global Australian of the Year-Mining and Resources in 2013.  Barry has is credited with exploration success at Casale (Au/Cu) – Chile (Luciano),  Kabanga (Ni) – Tanzania (extension) , Tusker (Au) – Tanzania (Kilimani Zone) and Ruby Hill (Au) – USA (Bullwhacker extension) .


Andrew Law (Mining Engineer)

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry in Australia, Africa and South America. His extensive technical and management experience ranges from deep level underground mining environments, open pit environments and large mineral sands dredging operations.

Executive management experience at senior operations level and  corporate level with Plutonic Resources, Placer Dome, Moly Mines, Millennium Minerals, Mundo Minerals Ltd and St Barbara Ltd.

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