Patrick Highsmith is a geological engineer and geochemist with 30 years experience in mining, including roles in operations, exploration, business development, and senior management with companies such as Rio Tinto, BHP, ALS Minerals, Newmont Mining, and Lithium One.
He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Colorado School of Mines. After investing the first 18 years of his career in highly technical roles with major and mid-tier companies, he transitioned into the junior sector. His background enables him to apply direct technical expertise to exploration and project development, but he maintains a keen interest in and focus on business development and team building. His career has taken him to more than 40 countries with exposure to approximately 275 projects.
Patrick has been associated with capital raisings and transactions valued at over $200 million. He has co-founded and led several junior mining companies including Lithium One, Copper One, FireFox Gold, and he is currently the President & CEO of Pure Energy Minerals.
Patrick Highsmith will join the lineup of speakers at this year’s Mines and Money Asia. Download the programme here.