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 climate change, for renewable energy, for the health of the planet, for connecting people and societies. For a developing world.
  • Copper exploration in Tasmania 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 progressive exploration, ESG and business practices

COMMUNICATE authentically and honestly

EXPLORE responsibly and ethically

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

SUPPORT regions in which we operate to help build better lives

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.

Craig Roberts

Director

Craig Roberts

Director

Craig leverages his 35+ years of experience in mining operations and investment banking to support CopperCorp in advancing and growing its asset base, raising capital, and navigating M&A opportunities. Craig is currently the lead advisor and former CEO of New Found Gold Corp.

Aaron Keay

Director

Aaron Keay

Director

Aaron is an investor, capital markets professional, and the largest individual shareholder of CopperCorp. He is a founder of Klutch Financial, has extensive M&A experience, and has raised over a billion dollars in the past ten years as an executive and board member.

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

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.

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