Mr Neil McIntyre
III Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: August 26, 2014

Mr McIntyre is a career banker with over 25 years of senior management experience at national and state levels in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, including eight years as Managing Director of Pacific Capital Limited in Papua New Guinea, a boutique merchant bank owned at that time by NM Rothschild and Sons Australia Ltd, and several major PNG pension and superannuation funds which provided corporate and commercial advisory services with specialist expertise in the mining, petroleum and natural resource sectors.

Mr McIntyre has been involved in the origination, financing and packaging of a number of resource companies in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia including Belvedere Limited, a major copper/gold exploration project (Yandera Mine) in Papua New Guinea subsequently sold to ASX and TSX listed Marengo Mining Limited and Indon Energi Limited, a PSC license holder in Indonesia and major holder of coal bed methane prospects jointly with PERTAMINA in Indonesia subsequently sold to ASX listed NuEnergy Capital Limited.

He has held positions as Chairman, Executive Director, Director Finance and Non-Executive Director in various listed and unlisted minerals and petroleum exploration companies regionally.

Mr McIntyre is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in 2003 was made an ordinary member of the Civil Division of The Order of The British Empire ("MBE") for services to Commerce, Finance and Forestry in Papua New Guinea.

Peter Brown
III Chief Operating Officer

Appointed: February 19, 2021

A globally experienced mining executive, Mr Brown has more than three decades’ experience both in Australia and internationally in senior project management roles in the resources sector, with an emphasis on business improvement and ensuring successful project delivery from greenfield to production in multiple commodities.

Importantly for Diatreme, his experience encompasses proactive engagement with the community including traditional owners, with a strong track record of collaboration and enhancing safety management.

Recent experience has included various senior management roles for Round Oak Minerals (a subsidiary of WH Soul Pattinson), including contributing to its North Queensland projects (coppergold mines). He has also served in a senior project management role at international consultancy Golder Associates, as well as various roles including General Manager on mining projects in Asia and South America.

Mr Brown’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science (Geology) from UTS, Civil and Groundwater Engineering Studies (UNSW) and various project management studies, together with being a qualified Senior Site Executive (SSE) in Queensland.

Neil Mackenzie-Forbes
III Chief Geologist

Mr Mackenzie-Forbes graduated in 1993 from Queensland University of Technology with a B.AppSc majoring in Geology. Initially working in gold and base metal exploration and mining in Queensland, he then joined the Stuart Oil Shale Project as Mine Geologist and later was Environmental Coordinator. 

In 2006 he joined Metallica Minerals Ltd and identified the potential for the exploitation of the deeper Surat Basin coals. He served as Exploration Manager for Metro Coal Ltd and led the team that delineated in excess of 4Bt of thermal coal across numerous deposits. Neil was then appointed General Manager of the Columboola JV with China Coal Group company where he progressed the project from initial drilling up the pre-feasibility stage.

In recent years Neil has been a Consultant Geologist working in industrial minerals, metals and coal for a range of exploration companies in Queensland and abroad.

III Project Manager

Mr McMurtrie completed a Mining Engineering degree at the University of Queensland in 1981 and later completed a Diploma in Project Management at The University of New England. While employed as Mine Manager of a large scale mineral sand dredging operation on North Stradbroke Island, he obtained the statutory qualifications for a 1st Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency under the Queensland Mining Act.

He commenced his professional career in mine operational roles in 1982 as a Graduate Mining Engineer with Hamersley Iron at the iron ore mines in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and subsequently accepted positions as Mining Engineer with Queensland Nickel at the Greenvale nickel mine in North Queensland, Senior Mining Engineer with Consolidated Rutile at the mineral sand dredging and concentrating operations on North Stradbroke Island, Mine Manager with Republic Resources at the Yarrowick alluvial gold mine in New South Wales, and Mine Manager and Operations Manager with Consolidated Rutile at the mineral sand operations on North Stradbroke Island.

In 1996, Mr McMurtrie moved from mine operational roles to mine development roles when he was appointed Project Manager for the feasibility study into the development of a new mineral sand dredging operation at Yarraman on North Stradbroke Island and was subsequently appointed Project Manager for the implementation and commissioning phases of the project.

On successful completion of the Yarraman Project he managed operational support projects for CRL in the role of Projects and Capital Manager until 2003, when he commenced work as a Consultant Project Manager for mine development projects.

Since 2003, Mr McMurtrie has worked extensively on mineral sand, industrial minerals, and iron sand mine development projects from exploration, through the various stages of feasibility studies, government approvals, project implementation, and commissioning.

He now specialises in providing mine development and project management services to mining and exploration companies to assist the development of mineral resources through completion of feasibility studies and the management of project implementation and commissioning.

Tuan Do - CA
III CFO & Company Secretary

Mr Do has over 30 years practical financial and management experience in a diverse range of industries, including coal and gold mining companies. This experience has involved all areas of financial reporting, treasury management, capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, and establishment of systems and procedures.

He has a degree in Commerce & Business Administration and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.