Board & Management
Torque’s Board and management have extensive experience in the exploration, development and financing of mining projects in Australia and overseas.
Pat has extensive legal and corporate advisory experience and has acted as Director for a large number of ASX, NASDAQ, and AIM listed companies. Pat is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Province Resources and of Mandrake Resources, and a Non-Executive Director of Triton Minerals.
Cristian Moreno was appointed as Torque Metals Managing Director in October 2022, after serving as CEO since April 2022. He has extensive experience as an exploration geologist and various roles in the resources and energy sectors, both internationally and in Australia.
Cristian holds a high distinction MSc (Geophysics) from Curtin University, as well as a BSc (Geology) and BEng (Agri. Eng.) from the National University of Colombia. He has completed postgraduate studies in Statistics & Data Science and is currently completing his MBA in Economics.
Tony has more than 43 years of working in the resources sector in Australia, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. He has a wide range of experience including working as a field geologist; a resources equity analyst; a corporate banker managing a portfolio of resource and infrastructure customers; and most recently 7 years as CEO of ASX-listed explorer Ora Gold Limited.
Andrew Woskett is a highly respected senior executive with over 40 years of project and corporate experience in the resources industry. He brings a wealth of experience in bringing assets to development, having been responsible for evaluation, definition, promotion, financing and management of multiple resource projects in gold, base metals, nickel, iron ore and coal. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has an engineering degree and Masters degree in Commercial Law.
Mareshet (Mambo) Meshesha
Mareshet (Mambo) Meshesha is a skilled Mine Geologist with over 30 years of experience, and has been Torque Metals’ Exploration Manager since September 2022. He has worked extensively on mineral projects across Western Australia, as well as in the Northern Territory, Kenya, and Ethiopia.
Mambo was previously a trained Energy Technologist at Kyushu University, Japan, and Auckland University, New Zealand. His expertise in geothermal exploration led to a Project Geologist role for the Langano Geothermal Project in the Great East African Rift Valley, where holes up to 3 km in depth were drilled to tap into the geothermal reservoir beneath the Aluto Caldera.
Most recently, he was a Mine Geologist for Red5 Limited on the Darlot underground mine in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, and also worked on Red5’s Great Western Open Pit and King of the Hills Development Project, which saw first gold produced on 5 June 2022.
Mambo has worked across multiple commodities on several projects, including Cassini Nickel, Sunrise Dam Gold, Silverlake Gold Mine, and TNG’s Titanium-Vanadium exploration project in the Northern Territory. His experience covers all aspects of exploration program design, including interpretation of geological, geochemical, and geophysical data.
Senior Resource Geologist
André joined Torque Metals in 2023, with over 15 years’ experience as a geologist on numerous mining projects across South Africa and Perth.
Most recently, he was a Senior Resource Consultant at RSC, a mining and mineral exploration company, and previously worked as a Senior Geologist at Glencore, where he supported the optimisation of the KCC Copper Mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
André holds an MSc (Mineral Resource Evaluation) from the University of Witwatersrand, as well as a BSc (Geology/Earth Science) from the Tshwane University of Technology. He has also completed a Stata Control Certificate in Rock Engineering from the University of South Africa.
Fabian is a Junior Geologist at Torque Metals, bringing an assortment of Mining experience across the Energy sector, with a focus on environmental projects. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the National University of Colombia, where he became proficient in the handling of 3D modelling and geospatial analyses.
Jaime joined Torque Metals as a Junior Geologist in 2023, with a host of experience in similar roles in Colombia. He has attained an Honours bachelor’s degree in geology from the Industrial University of Santander (Colombia), and an MSc in Geology from the National University of Colombia. Jaime has experience carrying out geochemical, geophysical and mineralogical analyses, as well as interpreting geospatial information on mining projects.
Leonardo joined Torque Metals in 2023, with proficiency across a range of geological processes. He attained a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the National University of Colombia and is soon to commence a master’s research program in Machine Learning at Curtin University. Leonardo is skilled in geological cartography, survey of stratigraphic columns, palynology, petrography and litho-geochemical characterisation.