BSc (Hons), MAusIMM
Mr. Waddell is a discovery-driven geologist and mining executive with over 28 years of progressive and diverse international experience. His broad expertise encompasses commercial, technical and capital market aspects bridging both junior exploration and major mining companies. This extensive and wide-ranging background provides him with a comprehensive vision of the mining industry and its associated capital markets.
Mr. Waddell is a co-founder of NewQuest Capital an entrepreneurial, discovery-driven investment group that builds value through the incubation and financing of mineral exploration projects and companies which predominantly focuses on early-stage generative exploration. Mr. Waddell is currently the founder, President and CEO of Inflection Resources with copper-gold exploration assets in Australia and a founder, Executive Chairman of Headwater Gold with gold exploration projects in the western United States.
Prior to these roles, Mr. Waddell held the position of Vice President - Greenfields Exploration for Kinross Gold Corp., where he was responsible for all global greenfields exploration initiatives. Before that, he was a founder and former President and CEO of GoldQuest Mining Corp., a company focused on exploring and developing copper-gold assets the Dominican Republic. Throughout his career Alistair has lived in various countries including the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Venezuela, Australia and Canada.