Minerals West Coast Trust Manager
A born and raised West Coaster, Patrick grew up on a gold claim south of the Hokitika River. His working life includes journalism, marketing and communications, wilderness guiding, and pest control.
Prior to taking up the role of Minerals West Coast manager he lived in Nanjing, China, studying Mandarin.
You are welcome to contact Patrick any time.
Minerals West Coast Trustees
Richard Tacon (Chair)
Born and raised in Greymouth, Peter started his career with a carpentry apprenticeship, later going on to work in building and contracting. A high gold price in the early 1980s led Peter to follow a friend into gold mining, and he’s been in the game ever since. After building two gold screens of his own, he made a business out of it and founded E-Quip Engineering, which, like one of the first two screens, is still running today. Peter’s roots on the Coast go back four generations, and he hopes future generations can enjoy the same opportunities in the region.
Pat Cooper has worked in the mining industry for over four decades both in New Zealand and overseas. He is known within the industry for his expertise in drilling, and now owns and operates Coopers Drilling Services. He has consulted to many companies, and managed drilling projects as far afield as Antarctica. He is now based in Westport.