Vision

Our vision is to make significant mineral discoveries by developing a dominant exploration footprint in underexplored fertile geological terranes. Our focus will be essential metals by utilizing the wealth of technical and capital markets experience within CopperCorp.

Why We’re Here
  • To make significant mineral discoveries that will supply the world with essential metals
  • To create value for the owners of this business—the shareholders
  • To develop a dominant exploration position in underexplored mineral trends
  • To create jobs and sustainable prosperity
What We Believe
  • Copper is the way forward for renewable energy
  • Copper exploration in Tasmania, Australia can deliver excellent returns to investors while improving the lives of Tasmania’s citizens through jobs and revenue.
  • We need to source the world’s raw materials from secure jurisdictions with stable, responsible governments.
  • Like all other industries, mineral exploration must reduce its carbon footprint and operate with strong ESG principles.
  • We can find a balance between the need for copper and supplying it responsibly.

Our Values

LEAD the industry in responsible exploration

COMMUNICATE transparently

EXPLORE responsibly and ethically

BELIEVE in what we do and why we’re doing it

SUPPORT communities in which we operate in

ACHIEVE the goals of our shareholders, who are partners in this business

Our Team

Stephen Swatton, M.Sc (Geology)

CEO, Director

Stephen Swatton

CEO, Director

Steve is responsible for the vision and direction of CopperCorp, stewarding its assets and leading its team to create value for shareholders. Steve is a geologist with 30+ years of experience and has led multiple junior exploration companies through the exploration phase, including Fortress Minerals which became Lundin Gold. He has also led large technical and corporate development teams (BHP & Rio Tinto), evaluated thousands of projects, raised over $300M, and navigated jurisdictional challenges across the globe.

Rob Scott, CPA, CA, CFA

CFO

Rob Scott

CFO

Rob brings 20+ years of managing the back end of junior mining companies, ensuring financial disclosure and compliance, and supporting the highly complicated mechanics of M&A.

Sam Garrett

Director, Founder

Sam Garrett

Director, Founder

Mr. Garrett has over 30 years of exploration management, project assessment and operational experience working for large multi-national and junior mining and exploration companies, including roles with Phelps Dodge Corporation and Cyprus Gold. Sam has worked in eleven countries covering a broad range of geological environments including IOCG and porphyry copper discovery credits. He is a specialist in copper and gold exploration with additional experience in iron ore, base metals and other specialist commodities.

Doug Kirwin, MSc, FSEG, FAIG

Senior Technical Advisor, Founder

Doug Kirwin, MSc, FSEG, FAIG

Senior Technical Advisor, Founder

Previously Executive VP of Ivanhoe Mines, Doug Kirwin has managed exploration teams involved in the discovery of several significant mineral deposits spanning a 50 year career. A number of these have since been successfully developed into mines, including the South West and Hugo Dummett copper-gold ore bodies at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia, where 34% was bought by Rio Tinto. Doug collaborated closely with Sam, Sean and Eoin for over a year in evaluating CopperCorp’s project portfolio and supported the development of the initial and ongoing exploration program.

Sean Westbrook

Director, VP Exploration & Founder

Sean Westbrook

VP Exploration & Founder

Sean is a native Tasmanian and was responsible for the assembly of CopperCorp’s project portfolio. He leverages his 20+ years of experience to lead the local geology and drilling teams in executing the exploration program, as well as all the communications with local vendors and stakeholders. Sean also leads all the required studies for permitting and environmental compliance.

Leo Hathaway

Advisor

Leo Hathaway, P.GEO

Advisor

Leo is a geologist that holds the distinct position of serving on boards and executive teams for two of the biggest mining entrepreneurs of all time, Lukas Lundin (Lundin Group) and Ross Beaty (Lumina Group). Leo offers support to CopperCorp with his decades of experience and network of mining, exploration, and finance professionals that only know how to be successful.

John Robins, P.GEO

Advisor

John Robins, P.GEO

Advisor

A successful geologist and entrepreneur who has been involved with over $1Bn in M&A activity in his career. John brings his passion for discovery to the CopperCorp Advisory Board along with a wealth of knowledge and experience in project evaluation and development, M&A and capital markets.

Danica Topolewski

Corporate Secretary

Danica Topolewski

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Topolewski is a partner in a privately held consulting company offering corporate secretarial services to both private and publicly listed companies. She has over 15 years of corporate secretary experience with dozens of companies ranging from private start-ups to mid-tier market cap public companies in the mining, biotech, technology, and agricultural industries. She specializes in IPOs, RTOs, mergers and acquisitions, and private placements.

Jason Bahnsen

Independent Director

Jason Bahnsen

Independent Director

Mr. Bahnsen is a Canadian mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in in the resource sector in roles ranging from CEO, resource investment banker, project development and mine operations and supervision. He began his career in mine development, working for underground mine contracting companies in Canada, Indonesia and Australia. He has held production roles at several gold and base metal mine operations in capacities as mine planning engineer, project engineer, shift boss and underground miner. Following several years working with Rio Tinto in Australia where Jason was involved in mine feasibility study work and business development roles, he moved into investment banking. Jason spent approximately 14 years working as a resource banker working with firms including Deutsche Bank, Macquarie Bank, and Fox Davies Capital on major international resource acquisition and equity market transactions. Following a successful career in banking, Jason became involved in resource company development and has held CEO roles for several private and listed resource exploration and development companies. Mr. Bahnsen holds a B.Sc in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada and an MBA from University of New England, Australia.