Rick Streiff is a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists and has over 40 years of industry experience. He began his career in the Cascade epithermal districts of Western Oregon while finishing his geology degree at University of Oregon. He has worked for Echo Bay Mines (now part of Kinross) at the Round Mountain and McCoy/Cove mines in Nevada as well as at Republic, Washington. He also worked for Newmont Mining Corporation in various locations on the Carlin and Battle Mountain Trends as well as at Midas in Nevada. Additional work for Newmont has included project evaluations at Ivanhoe in Nevada, McDonald Meadows in Montana, Pajingo and Bendigo in Australia as well as El Penon and La Florida in Chile. Rick held a number of positions at Newmont, including the Nevada Underground Geology Manager responsible for the team of geologists at all of Newmont’s underground mines in Nevada. The Newmont Underground Projects group was formed under his watch and was responsible for bringing several underground projects into production, including Pete Bajo, Fence, Exodus and Visa vein. He was responsible for the exploration programme at Waihi, New Zealand from late 2007 to mid-2011 for Newmont and returned to Waihi in 2016 to restart the Hauraki exploration programme for OceanaGold, resulting in the WKP discovery in late 2017.