Copper Search was founded with the mission of targeting world class copper-gold deposits within the Gawler Craton of South Australia. The company raised $12 million in a well-supported IPO and began trading on the Australian Securities Exchange in September 2021.

Copper Search is currently being led by CEO Duncan Chessell and an experienced board.


  • Mr. Duncan Chessell, Chief Executive Officer

    Duncan Chessell is a qualified geologist with over 20 years’ experience in business and in oil, gas and mineral exploration. He was responsible for co-founding and listing Resolution Minerals (as Northern Cobalt) in 2017 and has acted in a variety of board and executive roles with ASX listed and public unlisted companies, along with not-for-profit groups.

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  • Mr. Chris Sutherland, Non-Executive Chairman

    Chris is an engineer with over 20 years of business experience. He was Managing Director of Programmed from January 2008 until his retirement in September 2019. Programmed was a major publicly listed ASX company until October 2017 when it was acquired for an enterprise value of over $1 billion.

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  • Mr. Peter McIntyre, Non Executive Director

    Peter McIntyre is an engineer with over 30 years of experience in the minerals industry in exploration and production and held senior roles in WMC. He established and was Managing Director of Extract Resources Limited which discovered the world-class Husab uranium deposit in Namibia which was ultimately acquired via a takeover for $2.3 billion.

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