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About Celsius

About Celsius

Celsius Resources is a copper and gold mining company with a world-class copper-gold resource in the Philippines.

Celsius Resources is an exploration and development company with a portfolio of world-class copper-gold assets in the Philippines, together with an advanced cobalt asset in Namibia.

The Company’s flagship project, Maalinao-Caigutan-Biyog (the “MCB Project”) is situated on the country’s main island of Luzon, just 320 km north of Manilla, with good access to key transport and export infrastructure.

This advanced, high-grade copper-gold deposit was previously held and extensively explored by the world’s third largest copper producer, Freeport McMoRan, with drill results indicating world-class potential.

Further strengthening its copper-gold position, Celsius Resources also owns two additional copper-gold projects: the Nabiga-a Prospect (the “Sagay Project”) and the Malangsa Prospect, also located in the Philippines.

With red hot demand for copper and new gold discoveries becoming increasingly rare, Celsius Resources is perfectly placed to capitalise on surging market growth.

Since the mid-1960s, the global demand for refined copper has increased by over 250% and as global efforts to decarbonise economies ramp up, the demand for copper is expected to surge.

A key ingredient in wiring, pipes, batteries and motors, copper will underpin the unprecedented growth in new energy applications such as wind power, renewable power generators and electric vehicles (EVs).Copper is on a bull run with the commodity doubling over the past year.

In a signal of market confidence, the world’s biggest copper trader, Trafigura Group, expects the metal to enter a range of $12,000 to $15,000 a tonne over the coming decade as the green revolution takes hold

Celsius Resources is strategically positioned to capitalise on a ‘green’ commodity supercycle with additional interests in high grade cobalt, nickel and gold projects in politically stable Namibia and Australia.

The highly experienced Celsius Resources Board and Management team have a clearly defined strategy backed by unwavering commitment to deliver growth for Shareholders.

A key ingredient in wiring, pipes, batteries and motors, copper will underpin the unprecedented growth in new energy applications such as wind power, renewable power generators and electric vehicles (EVs).


Vision & Mission


To become an environmentally sustainable producer of copper and gold via numerous operating mines in the Philippines, generating significant profits for shareholders whilst simultaneously enhancing the wellbeing of all local and affected communities in the regions in which we operate.  


To create material value for Shareholders through the efficient conversion of high quality resources into profitable producing mines, in an environment that adheres to the strictest safety standards and sustainable environmental, social and governance principles.


Mark van Kerkwijk

Executive Director
Mark brings a strategic and entrepreneurial approach to executing CLA's flagship projects. His extensive experience as a substantial private investor in the resources sector, particularly in the mining industry, has equipped him with a deep knowledge and understanding of market dynamics, shareholders' interests and investment strategies that drive company growth, innovation and success.... Read More

Julito (Sarge) Sarmiento

Executive Chairman
Julito is a Philippine national and resident, admitted to the Philippine Bar and New York State Bar, has 30 years’ experience as a lawyer in mining, environment, social license, renewable energy, and government relations in the Philippines. He is a strong advocate for the sustainable development and social transformation of local communities, particularly of indigenous cultural communities in resource-dependent industries. He has excellent relationship with the Balatoc ... Read More

Peter Hume

Non Executive Director
BCom, CA
Peter has over 40 years’ of substantial and practical experience on major mining and construction development projects on lead roles throughout Australia and internationally.

This experience has greatly helped build his proven skills in general management, project management, operation management, construction management, dispute resolution, infrastructure and process design. He has carried out operational assignments in mining, materials ... Read More

Paul Dudley

Non-Executive Director
Paul has over 25 years’ business experience, working across various sectors including within Natural Resources, Corporate Finance, Regulatory and Financial Services. Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountants of England and Wales and a Member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PwC and whilst at WH Ireland plc,... Read More

Attilenore Manero

Non-Executive Sustainability Director
Nene was previously on the Board of Celsius from 4 February 2021 to 30 September 2021 but has since continued to work as Community Relations Manager in the Philippines. Her position is an active role overseeing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and community elements as well as various regulatory related approvals for the Company’s flagship assets in the Philippines and thus part of the Senior Management of the Group.... Read More


Kellie Davis

Corporate Secretary
Kellie has over 20 years of experience in accounting and ASX Compliance, predominantly in the resources sector. Beginning her career in Audit with Ernst and Young, she has worked as a Financial Accountant and provided company secretarial compliance services for a number of listed ASX companies in the exploration and resources sectors. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) Degree and is a Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand member.

Pine Van Wyk

Country Operations Director – Namibia
NHD Met. Eng., B.Com, MBA
Pine is a Metallurgical Engineer by profession, with extensive experience in the mining industry, particularly in developing and operating mines in Namibia. He holds commercial qualifications (B.Com and MBA), with a focus on project management.

He spent eight years at Rössing Uranium, where his roles included Superintendent Acid Plant and Metallurgical Services, Superintendent Strategic Projects... Read More

Patrique Jane Duran

Chief Operations Officer - Philippines
Jane is a licensed Mining Engineer with over eight years of combined experience in various lead roles in government and private sectors of the mining industry in ensuring that projects are managed and implemented in a safe, environmentally sound, and cost-effective manner. 

These experiences enabled her to hone her skills in mine planning, contracts management, risk assessment and management, monitoring and evaluation, project scheduling, and budgeting.
She is also instrumental to the development of Mining Project Feasibility Studies for Makilala Mining’s Maalinao-Caigutan-Biyog (MCB) Project in Kalinga and Sagittarius Mine’s Tampakan Copper-Gold Project in South Cotabato.

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