Management Team



Bret Ferris – Exploration Manager


Bret is an exploration geologist with 30 years experience in mineral exploration targeting base metals and gold in a variety of settings including volcanogenic and porphyry environments.  He has worked in most Australian states and overseas in the Solomon Islands and western China.  He has led exploration teams for Amoco Minerals, Cyprus Gold, Arimco, and Delta Gold. These teams achieved numerous technical successes including definition of gold resources mined at Glendale as part of the Junction Reefs Gold Project south of Cadia, NSW. From 2004-08 he was closely involved in exploration and resource expansion at the Lady Annie and Mt Kelly copper projects in northwest Queensland.  He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Geoscientists and a “Competent Person’ as defined in the JORC Code for the Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves.


Glenn Coianiz- Senior Geologist
BSc(Hons), Grad Dip Comm, MAIG, GSA, MSEG.

Glenn has experience in precious and base metals and mineral sands deposits. He has worked on numerous gold deposits in North Queensland and Papua New Guinea and mineral sands deposits in Western Australia. He has conducted mineral resource studies on deposits in Papua New Guinea and Australia. He was also Product Development Manager in mineral sands with a large international customer base. He had sales and management roles prior to joining GCR.




Carl Hoyer – Accountant
Certificate in Accounting (TAFE)

Carl joined GCR part time in 2000 with 15 years experience as an accountant. Previously worked in varying roles with CSR for 22 years.

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