Tony Manini is a geologist with over 30 years of diverse experience in the resource industry. His background covers a wide range of commodities in more than 20 countries and includes technical, commercial, senior management and executive roles in exploration, project evaluation, business development, strategy and operations with Rio Tinto, Oxiana – OZ Minerals, Tigers Realm Group and EMR Capital.

Tony is a founder and CEO of private incubator company, Tigers Realm Group and a co-founder of resource private equity firm, EMR Capital. Tigers Realm Group has listed three highly successful exploration companies, each of which has made a major discovery and is in studies and/or development stage (Tigers Realm Coal – ASX; Nexgen Energy – TSX and Asiamet Resources – AIM). He is currently Executive Chairman of Asiamet Resources Limited and an Executive Director of EMR Capital.

He has been closely involved in the discovery and development of the Sepon copper and gold mines in Laos, the early stage acquisition and development of the Prominent Hill IOCG copper-gold mine in South Australia, brownfields discoveries in the Golden Grove VHMS district in Western Australia and the discovery of the Okvau IRG gold district in Cambodia.