Mr Mark McGeough

Scholarship Committee – Member

Mark is an experienced geologist who has spent more than 40 years exploring for gold, IOCG copper-gold, silver-lead-zinc and uranium deposits in Australia. During his exploration career he was involved in the discovery of the White Dam gold deposit in South Australia and the Theseus uranium deposit in Western Australia.

Mark’s technical career has included working for variety of small, mid-size and large mining companies. From 2005 to 2008, he was Manager of the SA Geological Survey within the SA Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) and was involved with promoting the Plan for Accelerating Exploration Program (PACE).

He is currently a non-executive director of an AIM (UK) and ASX-listed exploration company, and also director of a private SA company aiming to develop copper oxide deposits. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and an active member of its Adelaide Branch.

Having started his working life as a secondary teacher in London and then Alice
Springs, Mark is passionate about promoting the mining industry to students and younger people.