Our People

The Cobalt Blue Team

Executive Manager – Dr Andrew Tong

Andrew is a metallurgist with nearly 15 years of experience in project development, mining and processing activities. He is formerly the CEO of Compass Resources/Northern Territories Resources (2016-2017), and now non-executive Director of Northern Territories Resources (2017-present). Prior to that Andrew was the CEO of Goldsmith Resources (Peru) (2014-2015), and director of Australia Gold (2010-present).

He is the owner of Minerals and Residues Pty Ltd (2012-present) which provides metallurgical consulting, testwork, and corporate management services to the resources industry.

Andrew is an inventor and holds several patents for processing minerals containing base and precious metals

Senior Consulting Geologist – Simon McDonald

Simon is a geologist by training and has over 30 years’ international exploration experience – in both the petroleum and minerals sectors.

He has worked as a gold equities analyst, in investor relations and business development manager roles and was founder and CEO of AIM-listed seafloor explorer Neptune Minerals.

Simon provides managerial, exploration and geological consulting services. Simon has BSc (Hons) from Sydney University, PhD from UTS is a Fellow of The Geological Society (FGS) and MAIG.