Capable, varied and focused on a common goal of achievement.

Our Cloncurry operations team is highly capable and includes many and varied skills that span our key operational functions. In extreme weather and often dangerous field conditions, their efforts and dedication to a common goal of achievement directly contributes to successful outcomes.

As shareholders, our operations personnel will directly benefit from our successes.

Scott Franko

Exploration Manager & Site Senior Executive (SSE)


Scott is a Geologist (B.Sc., P.Geo.) with the PGO of Ontario, Canada and is specialised in mineral exploration from greenfield to near-mine. Scott has underground and open pit experience, is skilled in drill project management, compliant technical reporting, a variety of mapping and 3D GIS software, and is a proficient cartographer. From the early 1980s he gained significant experience in exploration, mining and geotechnical disciplines in locations including Canada, South Africa, Botswana, China, Colombia, and Australia.

Kevin Tidy

Exploration Geologist


Kevin is one of Transition’s longest serving personnel, having joined the Company for its first field programmes in 2018. Kevin’s recent roles include both mine and exploration geologist within the Mt Isa Inlier. Kevin brings extensive field experience to Transition in the areas of field mapping and GIS software, mineral identification, management of RC and RAB drilling programs, design and execution of soil geochemistry, rock chip programs and initial prospect reconnaissance. Kevin was a member of the original Highway discovery field team. Kevin’s is motivated to learn and advance his geological and managerial skills and is a great asset to the Company.

Joshua Spence

Junior Exploration Geologist


Joshua joined the Transition team in 2021 and is a recent geology graduate from James Cook University. Joshua brings to Transition his 3.5 years of research experience within the Mount Isa Inlier, including work experience as a graduate mine geologist at the Dugald River mine.

Kris McKenna

Field Research Technician


Kris joins Transition after drilling experience with drilling companies including as a trainee driller. His passion for geology inspired a career redirection. Kris is a ticketed operator for Transition’s heavy machinery, and with cattle station experience in remote areas of Mt Isa, has many field practical skills and being handy on the tools can repair and maintain just about anything.

Liam Williams

Field Research Technician


Liam is an experienced senior field/pit technician, drillers off-sider and ore/ROM controller. With over a decade of mining experience in the Cloncurry region, Liam has a growing passion for geology inspired by his mentor Andrew Day, who is one of Transition’s original founding partners. Liam is skilled in field identification of minerals.

Sandy Schat

Field Research Technician


Sandy joined the Transition team in 2020, prior to which she was a qualified swimming and sports coach in the Netherlands. As a Field Research Assistant, Sandy has been specifically trained in Transition’s field research activity, and to assist the Exploration Team with daily operational activities. Sandy contributes to the Cloncurry office administrative duties, and undertakes technical activities such as high resolution photography and data acquisition.

Paul Whitehouse

Field Research Assistant


Paul joined Transition in 2021, after previous experience in the drilling industry. He is mechanically minded, field capable and handy on the tools. Paul loves the outdoors and his keenness to learn makes him a great addition to our field technical team.