Professor Mark Noppé is an internationally-recognised leader in mining and geoscience, with extensive mining industry geoscience consulting and consultancy management experience, as well as publications and presentations in areas relevant to the activities of BRC. Mark has worked in South Africa, Western Australia and Queensland, and consulted on a variety of projects and commodities in a range of geological, mining, and geographical settings. Mark has most recently been the group chair of SRK Consulting, where he led a large and technically proficient team focused on a range of mining and exploration geoscience products and insights for industry clients. He is an AusIMM director (2021–2023) and has held positions as Chair of the Southern Queensland Branch of the AusIMM, the AusIMM Consultants Society, the AusIMM Awards Technical Excellence Committee, the Geostatistical Association of Australasia and Secretary of the Geostatistical Association of South Africa.