• April 25, 2018

Principal Consultant Mark Allen to join CSA Global at RIU Sydney 2018

Published on April 25th, 2018

CSA Global is pleased to announce Principal Consultant, Mark Allen will join Exploration Manager, Marcus Willson and Manager of Eastern Australia and Pac Rim, Patrick Maher at the RIU Sydney Resources Roundup Conference between May 9-10, 2018 at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney.

As a proud sponsor and presenter of the event, CSA Global is looking forward to this year’s conference designed to bring Australia’s exciting resources story to the richest investment centre in the country.

Exploration Manager, Marcus Willson will present on “Managing Risk Through Integrated Geoscience.”


The current mineral exploration paradigm is losing its effectiveness. The opportunity for mineral exploration must focus on blind deposits, areas with paucity of data and new assessments of (perceived) mature districts. Improving and understanding the effectiveness of your exploration spend, therefore, becomes increasingly important as costs escalate. Recent improvements in data acquisition and interpretation are substantial. However, as an industry we remain poor at integrating across disparate data types to better manage risk.  Further to this, there are ‘mine finder’ geologists who outperform consistently. What are the behaviours that make them successful and what can we do to encourage these behaviours in your team?


Marcus Willson - Principal Geologist - Gold

Marcus Willson
Exploration Manager

Marcus has 30 years’ experience in the mineral industry having graduated from the University of British Columbia in Canada and has completed his Master of Science at the University of Western Australia. His knowledge ranges from early stage exploration activities, exploration management, strategy development and implementation, right through to senior corporate management roles, such as Group General Manager-Exploration for Lihir Gold. Marcus has utilised his skills to deliver integrated, mineral systems-based, geological models and targeting advice. He is a leader with strong analytical and problem solving skills and possesses demonstrated competency for applying advanced techniques to enhance project value whilst delivering an excellent track record of discovery. Marcus’ significant corporate experience provides excellent skills in project risk analysis, ranking and valuation. He is currently a principal consultant with CSA Global and manages their globally focused exploration team in Australia.

Patrick Maher - Manager - Queensland, Pac Rim and Northern Territory

Patrick Maher
Eastern Australia & Pac Rim Manager

Patrick is a geologist with over 15 years’ experience in geological disciplines ranging from mapping and exploration to working as a project leader for community development and sustainability groups in Ireland and Australia. Patrick is responsible for the management of our eastern Australian offices in Brisbane and Darwin. He is also strongly involved with our PacRim customers and maintains close contacts with the Indonesian and Singapore offices to service our Asian and American clients.

Mark Allen, Principal Consultant

Mark Allen
Principal Consultant

Dr Mark Allen is a geologist with more than 20 years’ experience in mineral exploration and mineral deposit evaluation. He possesses an outstanding knowledge of base metal mineral deposits and has evaluated projects and led exploration teams around the world. Prior to joining CSA Global, Mark held senior exploration and business development roles with companies including Pasminco, Oxiana and OZ Minerals.  He has implemented and encouraged the highest standards of technical and operational excellence across technical support groups. Mark has worked in various countries, including, Australia, Pakistan, India, Namibia, Thailand, USA, and North America and possess specialist expertise in base metal metallogeny and exploration.

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