Thomson's executive career spans many years, particularly in developing underground and open-cut mining internationally and locally.
These include Finders Resources' Wetar Project in Indonesia, Kingsgate's Chatree open-cut gold mine in Thailand, Climax Mining's Didipio project in Philippines, Asian Mineral Resources Ban Phuc underground nickel/copper concentrate development in Vietnam and Oxiana's Sepon open-cut CIL gold mine in Laos.
He was chief executive officer of Climax Mining's Didipio project and was instrumental in putting the project into early development which then merged with Oceana Gold.
Thomson was also the founding director and later chief executive officer of Asian Mineral Resources.
He is currently the non-executive director of One Asia Resources and Estelle Resources.
Non-executive director Dr Michael Leggo has stepped down to pursue other interests.
Indochine is developing the 2.5m ounce Au eq. Mt Kare Gold-silver Project in Papua New Guinea and reently has completed a capital raising of $3.4 million.
The funds raised are advancing the Development Drive (adit) for bulk sampling, resource extension drilling and Feasibility Studies leading to a mining lease application.
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