General Manager – Operations
Wayne J Chowles MBA, PMP, MAusIMM
Mr Chowles has more than 25 years management experience in underground gold mining, the majority of which was spent in the deep level South African gold mines, and is a product of the University of the Witwatersrand School of Mines. Prior to immigrating to New Zealand he spent 7 years consulting within the project management and development field to companies such as Anglo American, African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo Platinum and, most recently, working with Solid Energy NZ.
Mr Chowles principal role is to plan and oversee the development of the Talisman underground mine at Karangahake.
Jane Bell BCom, CA, Dip Diamonds
Jane is a finance professional with governance and risk management experience gained internationally at both executive and board levels. She has a background of Business Management in mining, manufacturing and professional services, general chartered accountancy, treasury management and company secretarial services.
In addition to its own team of experienced staff New Talisman Gold Mines engages the services of a group of highly-qualified Geologists, Geo-scientists and Mining Engineers, with whom they have long-standing relationships.