Geoff Eupene, founding Chair of GEMSA NT, is the Director of Eupene Exploration Enterprises Pty Ltd (EEE) and holds a double major in Geology and Chemistry granted by the University of Queensland (UQ). Geoff moved to the NT in 1970 and his first job was to explore the Ranger Uranium Project and prepare it for development. In 1974 he moved to Darwin and took charge of Top End exploration more broadly as well as in the Alligator Rivers Region, in what was at the time Geopeko’s largest regional base. Following the development of the Ranger project and preparation for listing of Energy Resources of Australia Ltd, Geoff established EEE in Darwin in 1980.
He has been involved in the delineation and development of many other NT mineral deposits, particularly in the Pine Creek Orogen and the Tanami Desert. In 1990, EEE diversified with the establishment of the Jakarta office. From 2007 until 2017, Geoff was the founding Executive Director and CEO of ASX-Listed and Darwin-headquartered Crossland Uranium Mines Ltd, subsequently renamed Crossland Strategic Metals Ltd, after the discovery of the Charley Creek Rare Earth Deposits in Central Australia (now renamed Enova Mining Limited). Geoff is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) and a Member of the Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG) and continues to advise clients from his office in Darwin.