Our Team

Our Team 2018-04-12T17:10:42+00:00

Over 300 years of experience in the discovery, development and feasibility of mining projects around the world

  • Peter is an Australian geologist with 32 years of experience in exploration and feasibility studies. He has worked in senior exploration, resource development and management roles and led teams to discover, develop and expand several gold and copper projects in Southeast Asia, Central Asia, West Africa, Europe and Central America. His experience also extends to base metal and iron ore projects. His career includes 12 years with Newmont Mining, 11 years with Avocet Mining and 5 years with Signal Delta. Peter is a member of AusIMM and AIG enabling him to perform the roles of Competent Person (JORC) and Qualified Person (NI 43-101) for gold and copper. He is a non-executive Director on the boards of Condor Gold plc and Global Drilling and Exploration Group.
  • Jason is a commercial lawyer with over 16 years experience in the mining and banking sectors, most recently as CEO to the Global Drilling and Exploration Group and prior to that having spent considerable time at Avocet Mining and JP Morgan Chase. His skill sets include corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions, business development, compliance, dispute resolution and man management. He has worked for public and private companies operating throughout North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Jason brings this diverse experience to the Board of Signal Delta.
  • Aidu is a qualified lawyer with over 14 years experience in various mergers & acquisitions, cross borders and corporate transactions from the years spent in an established law firm. She has worked with local and international clients on a diverse range of corporate transactional matters. Prior to joining Signal Delta, she was attached to Avocet Mining PLC, a London based Mining and Exploration Company, where she provided legal services and support, relevant to the gold mining business and operations of the Group.
  • Boyet is a seasoned explorationist with 30 years of work experience, mostly in Southeast Asia. He is well experienced in all aspects of exploration works and has taken projects from initial target generation through to project feasibility. Boyet was Exploration Manager of OceanaGold, Principal Geologist of Avocet Mining, and Senior Generative Geologist of Placer Dome. He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Geoscientists and is a Qualified Person under the NI-43-101 reporting standards. He is based in the Philippines and leads our Philippines programmes.
  • John is an Australian geologist with over 40 years of experience in exploration, resource estimation, mining and feasibility studies. He has worked for major companies in senior and management roles across the entire spectrum of exploration, resource development, modelling, mining and feasibility work, and has been involved in the development and expansion of several gold, copper, base metal and iron ore projects in Australia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, West Africa, Russia and South America.
  • Irwan is an Indonesian geophysicist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Irwan has 32 years of experience in exploration of precious, base metal, geothermal, geotechnical, hydrology and oil projects in Southeast Asia and West Africa where he demonstrated extensive history of value creation through exploration including his 12 years with Newmont and 10 with Avocet. Irwan’s expertise in geophysics played a key role in discovery of 14 new grass roots mineralisation targets, predominantly gold, copper and base metals and few successful gold mines currently in operation.
  • Iwan has over 30 years of experience in exploration and mine development of gold, copper and coal projects, including key roles in many significant exploration and mining development projects in Indonesia. Iwan is a member of AusIMM and a Competent Person as defined by Australia’s JORC for gold and copper.
  • Nathan spent most of his 23 years career as a mineral exploration geologist and has worked in various capacities throughout. He was with Australian based Menzies Gold PLC working in Bau Gold Field and later London based Avocet Mining PLC, as a geologist and later exploration manager. He has travelled and worked in countries like Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Burkina Faso.
  • Aziz was a senior exploration geologist with Avocet Mining PLC, a London based Mining and Exploration Company. He has worked in Sulawesi, Irian Jaya, and in West Africa namely at Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali. Prior to working oversea Aziz was an exploration geologist at Penjom Gold Mine. He has many years of experience from grass root exploration to advance exploration programme. In Africa, he was responsible in conducting and supervising various exploration programmes to identify mineralisation targets and advance these targets to resource definition and resource delineation stage.
  • Eddy has more than 20 years’ experience working in gold exploration. He worked mainly in exploration of mesothermal and epithermal Au-Ag systems in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and West Africa. He has worked as a geologist with Masmindo Eka Sakti, Placer Dome Indonesia, Iriana Mutiara Idenburg, and Avocet Mining PLC companies. Recently, he participated in the geological and resources modeling of some gold deposits in Southeast Asia and West Africa.

Hassan Kohzadi

Chief Executive Officer

  • Canadian-Iranian engineer with over 17 years experience in oil and gas exploration and development in Middle East and Canada
    • Strong background in negotiating value-adding transactions and managing high budget programmes
  • 5 years with National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) as Senior Engineer
    • Supervised US$400M drilling operation
      • 24 x 3,500m gas wells producing 120 MMSCF per day
    • Managed heavy oil field feasibility study
      • producing 4,500 bbl/day
  • 3 years with TGT Oil & Gas Services as Operations Manager and Country Manager
    • Secured US$60M five-year service contract
    • Established Joint Venture Partnership agreement with local partners
  • 3 years with Petro Management Group (PMG) as Project Coordinator
    • Managed US$57M integrated subsurface study projects
    • Successfully performed feasibility study for 3 assets
  • 6 years with Global New Petro Tech (GNPT) as Founder and CEO
    • Established business in Alberta, Canada with a focus in new technologies and services
    • Secured service projects in US, Oman and Iran with a cumulative value of US$12M
  • Partnered with Signal Delta to set up Signal Delta in 2017

Jason Lee

Non-Executive Director

  • Australian lawyer with 16 years experience in the mining, legal and banking sectors
    • Strong history of value preservation through implementation of strict corporate governance and compliance procedures
    • Strong record of value realisation through low-cost acquisitions and maximimum divestment opportunities
  • 5 years with investment banks in London, including Bank of America, Société Générale and JP Morgan Chase
  • 7 years with Avocet in Southeast Asia as Head of Legal
    • Managed corporate listings, delistings and financings on private and public markets
    • Established tax efficient corporate structures and protocols
    • Assessed and resolved numerous legal issues ensuring full compliance with corporate policies, national laws and listing regulations
    • Responsible for legal and financial due diligence for all corporate transactions
    • Assisted in negotiations on acquisitions and divestments of several gold and copper assets
      • ZGC gold mines in Tajikistan sold in 2007 for US$45M
      • Banda portfolio acquired in 2007 for £1.5M and sold in 2011 for US$28M
      • Penjom, North Lanut and Bakan mines divested in 2011 for US$170M
  • Founded Signal Delta in 2012 to help clients realise value from minerals projects

Mehraban Ardeshirian

Vice President Geoscience

  • Iranian geologist with over 25 years experience in academia and private and government mining sectors in Iran
    • Well connected to senior members of private and government mining companies and government agencies
  • 8 years senior lecturer in economic geology and geochemistry in University of Tehran
    • Currently Lecturer of Specialised Exploration Courses at the Mining Engineering Organization of Iran
  • 7 years as Director of Exploration at Madankav Consulting, the countries second largest mining consultancy
    • Managed over 18 government exploration projects
    • Managed the team that discovered two small, high-quality mines currently in operation:
      • Hamedan graphite (25Kt @ 24% C) and Karaj copper (110Kt @ 1.5% Cu) mines
  • Established Persia Malik geological consultancy in 2004
    • Led the discovery of five small, high-quality mines and projects:
      • Bafgh iron (180Kt @ 59% FeO4), Bardsir copper (130Kt @ 2% Cu), Bavanat barite (65Kt @ 95% BaSO4) and Valman iron (150Kt @ 55% Fe2O3) mines
      • Keshar Balah gypsum (10Mt @ 94% CaSO4) and limestone (25Mt @ 98% CaCO3) reserve
  • Partnered with Signal Delta to set up Signal Delta in 2017