Our Team

QMines’ management has a proven track record of delivering results.

Andrew Sparke

Executive Chairman

Mr Sparke has over 15 years’ experience that includes IPO’s, private placements, secondary market transactions and listed company compliance. Mr Sparke has served as director of a number of ASX listed resources companies including Alt Resources Ltd (ASX:ARS) and Torian Resources Ltd (ASX:TNR). Mr Sparke is the founder of Olive Capital, an Australian boutique investment house that has advised numerous ASX listed companies on capital raising and corporate transactions.

Elissa Hansen


Non-Executive Director & Company Secretary 

Ms Hansen is a chartered secretary with over 20 years’ experience as a company secretary and corporate governance professional. She has worked with boards and management on a range of ASX listed companies including assisting a number of organisations through the IPO process. Elissa is experienced in the specific requirements of companies in industries including resources, information technology, industrials and biotechnology.

Peter Caristo


Non-Executive Director & Company Secretary 

Peter is an experienced exploration geologist, with over 24 years’ experience in the mineral exploration industry. He has held senior positions in Newcrest Mining Ltd (ASX:NCM), OceanaGold Ltd (ASX:OGC) and Mining Associates. His expertise covers project generation, drill targeting, geological mapping, exploration project management, technical due diligence, and data management, specialising in gold. Peter is the current Chair of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

James Anderson

General Manager – Operations

Mr Anderson is from corporate operational, logistics, supply chain management and moved into the minerals exploration industry in 2011. He was a founder of Alt Resources Ltd (ASX:ARS), which was recently the subject of a takeover by a large private equity firm. Mr Anderson was formerly the CEO at SMP International and Australia, Managing Director of Aloha and General Manager of Sunseeker International. Mr Anderson is a significant shareholder in the Company.

Glenn Whalan

Exploration Geologist

Senior geologist with 25 years experience working in Australia, Asia and other continents across a number of commodities types and styles. Glenn has worked for several ASX and TSX listed companies and as a geological consultant including CSA Global. Throughout his career, Glenn has had extensive experience working on Volcanic-Hosted gold and base metals deposit styles. Glenn is formally qualified with a BSc. (Hons), Geology from Macquarie University. Glenn is also a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).
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