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Tanbreez People

The TANBREEZ Project was originally taken up by the Australian company Rimbal Pty Ltd. in 2001. This company established it's wholly owned subsidiary TANBREEZ Mining Greenland A/S in 2010. This company was able to submit an application to mine in March 2012. The core management team is:

Greg Barnes - Chief Geologist

More than 45 years in the mining industry including (but not limited to) gold, silver, rare earths, iron ore, coal, oil and gas, niobium, pot ash and platinum. This work has included head geologist duties in Australia, Asia, central and eastern Europe, Greenland and eastern Africa. The Barnes Family Trust is the 100% owner of Rimbal Pty Ltd.

Kuupik Kleist

Mr Kuupik Kleist joined Tanbreez to advise on initially social and political issues but has with time developed into many other roles such as the developing of potential training and education programs, developing Greenlandic tests and presenting the Tanbreez project publically. Kuupik spent about 10 years in the Danish parliament, many years as leader of the opposition in Greenland and four years as the Greenlandic Prime Minister. Kuupik is regarded as one of Greenlands most respectable statesman.  Before entering politics Mr Kleist was a lecturer in journalism. 

Bolette Maqe Nielsen 

The current Greenlandic Chairman of the company. Bolette has been on the board of Tanbreez since 2012. She has worked for about 16 years in the mining industry in accounting and management.  Prior to that she worked in management/bookkeeper type roles for most of the major groups in Greenland, such as the government, airport authority and the large supermarket chain.

Rod Watts  

Rod is in charge of engineering of separation of the ore - He brings a lifetime of experience especially in the mechanical separation of such ores.

Anna Wingell

Currently on the board as a Director of Tanbreez, Anna has been a valued member of the GB Barnes Group for over 10 years. High level of experience in accounting, human resources, office management and executive administration support. Prior to joining our firm she worked in the accounting and financial planning sectors for close to 20 years.