Our People:

Campbell McKenzie

Non Executive Director


Campbell started his career as an exploration geologist in Western Australia working on several gold, nickel and iron projects. This was followed by involvement on a copper project in Bolivia.


Most recently he was the New Zealand Country Manager for Neptune Minerals Plc, a company focussed on the exploration and development of marine minerals. This role involved participation in all aspects of the company's business including stakeholder and environmental management, exploration planning and corporate affairs. The role also included managing stakeholder relations for the company in PNG and Vanuatu.


Prior to this role, Campbell managed the Minerals Unit within the Crown Minerals Group of the Ministry of Economic Development. Here he managed a team of technical and business support staff responsible for the assessment of applications made to prospect, explore or mine for minerals in New Zealand. The role also involved preparing and implementing the minerals investment strategy for New Zealand, and advising Ministers on a regular basis.


Campbell has also acted as a consultant to several mineral exploration companies in New Zealand and Australia, providing advice on government legislation and regulation, local and regional government consenting, land access and exploration planning and management.

    • More than fifteen years in the Minerals Industry

    • Mineral exploration and mining experience, investment promotion and business development roles

    • Four years with Ministry of Economic Development (New Zealand) - Crown Minerals Group(Now New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals) 

    • Ten years management experience in private and public sector roles

    • Member of the International Marine Minerals Society

    • Member of Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST) Infrastructure Advisory Group (2007)

    • BSc. (Hons) Geology - University of Canterbury

    • Various resource estimation, exploration methods and GIS coursess

    • Various public sector courses

    • Business Development
    • Client management

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