Fatma Yildiz, BSc
Fatma is a Turkish national and has 8 years experience in the mining sector in Turkey. She graduated from Cukurova University in 2007 with a BSc degree in Mining Engineering. Fatma spent 6 years' with various consulting engineering companies as a coordinator in mining license management, project management and governmental permits. In addition to being our General Manager, she is also responsible for managing the administrative and legal requirements of our exploration/operational licenses, applications and formal reporting for licenses. Fatma is a member of the Chamber of Mining Engineers of Turkey, holder of a technical inspector certificate and occupational health and safety certificate.
Erhan is a Turkish national and has over 40 years' experience in management in Turkey and in the United Kingdom. Erhan graduated with a degree in Business and Finance from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Istanbul, and then completed a Master's degree on Western European Integration at Reading University in the United Kingdom. Erhan has worked as a consultant for, or in management of, a number of international and Turkish companies including Blue Circle Cement (Consultant), Mardin Cement and Oyak Insurance (General Manager). Erhan was the General Manager of Galata Madencilik Ariana's subsidiary company in Turkey.
Zack van Coller
Exploration Team Leader
Zack van Coller graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Exploration and Resource Geology in 2010. Zack is experienced in mineralogical research, including work with the National Museum of Wales to analyse trace elements in sphalerite from Mississippi Valley-type Pb-Zn deposits. Since graduating in 2009, has been involved on a variety of exploration programmes for the company. He has also been involved in advanced project development of a high-sulphidation Cu-Au deposit in Macedonia for Matrix Exploration Pty. Ltd. Zack is bilingual in English and Afrikaans.
Geological Database Manager
Selim graduated in 2001 with a BSc in Geological Engineering from Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir. He is responsible for updating our information systems databases, managing our geographic information systems and drilling data. He is the Company's designated QA/QC officer and has worked with the company since 2006. He is a member of the Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey.
Burak graduated from Aksaray University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Geological Engineering in 2008. Previously he worked as a field geologist at 3S Holding and RCR Holding across Turkey. He works with our exploration team and joint venture drilling programmes in Turkey. He is a member of the Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey.
Tuncay worked for 7 years with Newmont in Turkey as senior field technician prior to joining Ariana Resources in 2010. He has worked extensively on gold projects in western, eastern and northeastern Turkey and is fully trained in field first aid, advanced off-road driving and health and safety (to Australian standards). Other qualifications include certificates in ArcGIS and the MapInfo Professional qualification.
BSc (Hons), MSc
Mining Engineer and Licence Manager
Volkan is a Turkish national and has 13 years experience in the mining sector in Turkey. He graduated from Dumlupınar University in 2005 with a BSc(Hons) and in 2008 with an MSc, both in Mining Engineering. He spent 5 years with various consulting engineering companies as an engineer responsible for mining license management and governmental permits. Since 2010 he has been working for companies in the gold mining sector and was responsible for maintaining mining licences and permits in addition to participating in various exploration programmes. He is a member of the Chamber of Mining Engineers of Turkey and the Turkish Association of Economic Geologists, holder of a permanent supervisor certificate and occupational health and a safety certificate (B Class).