Jay Evans-Wheeler

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Jay Evans-Wheeler

CEO and Principal Consultant

Jay Evans-Wheeler is a qualified geologist, accountant, chartered secretary and *lawyer, who has extensive experience in analysis and interpretation of statutory, legal and business documents within the mining industry world-wide. She is an established independent specialist for due diligence analysis of mining tenure as prescribed by the Australian ValMIN and JORC Codes.

Jay specialises in Mining and Exploration Law, Mining and Exploration tenure management issues, and Mining and Exploration Company administration and management.

With Jay's extensive geological experience knowledge of the minerals industry coupled with her legal and corporate background and training, she is well placed to provide technical advice on various matters including:

  • Corporate & Commercial Law for Mining & Exploration
  • Board & Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance for Exploration and Mining
  • Strategic Mining tenure issues
  • Solicitors Reports on Mining Tenements for all ASX requirements
  • Joint Ventures
  • Tenure and Agreement Audits

As CEO and Principal Consultant of Tenement Administration Services country-wide, Jay currently provides clients with comprehensive advice in relation to the legislation for minerals, petroleum and extractive industries in

  • Western Australia
  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • South Australia
  • Northern Territory
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • Cote D’Ivoire

In addition, Jay has extensive experience in many other international jurisdictions.

Jay is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries (London), Associate of the Institute of Certified Practicing Accounts, and Member of the Australian Mineral Petroleum and Law Association (AMPLA) and the Law Institute of Victoria.

* Individual liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation.

Carol Notley

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Carol Notley - Accounts Manager

Carol comes from a Banking Industry background and also successfully ran her own bookkeeping business for ten years. Carol commenced working with us in 2004,  as TAS expanded she came on full time as Accounts Manager.

She is responsible for all of the accounting aspects within the Company. Her role consists of maintaining Trust Client Balances, BAS preparations, Accounts Payable and Receivable, processing the fortnightly payroll, superannuation, bank reconciliation's, banking, record keeping, reporting and maintaining the smooth running of daily office administration duties.

Carol's diligent work ethic, structured organisation and loyalty makes her a respected part of the TAS Team.

Tony Ly

Tony Ly

Tony Ly - Senior Mining Tenement Manager

Tony began his tenement career in 2006 at McMahon Mining Tenement Services and joined the TAS Perth office in December 2011.

With over 7 years experience in tenement management, Tony brings a wealth of experience to the TAS Team. While his extensive experience has a strong focus in Western Australia he has also worked with various other state legislations, including the Northern Territory, Victoria and New South Wales.  In addition to invaluable hands-on work experience, Tony spends considerable time assisting clients at the Wardens Court to expedite resolution.

His experience and knowledge of the Wardens Court, together with the resources of experienced legal practitioners of TAS legal to call on, allow him to provide our clients with the best possible outcomes.  His broad experience makes him a valuable member of the team.

Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson

Policy and Planning Manager

Jenny, an archaeologist by training started her career in the mining and exploration industry 14 years ago and has since that time been involved in the field of Tenure Management.

Jenny commenced her role as Policy and Planning Manager of TAS Queensland in late 2011 and relocated to the Perth office in 2013. She brings with her a wealth of experience in the field of Mineral Tenure and Environmental Management.

She has worked extensively in the Minerals Industry and is experienced in all aspects of Mineral Tenure Management, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development. Having worked in a consulting environment and in a mining environment gives Jenny great insight into the needs of clients and enables her to provide exceptional service. A brief summary of her tenement management experience includes:

  • Facilitation and Management of Native Title processes including:
    • contract management with existing clients;
    • preparation of agreements between parties;
    • attending National Native Title Tribunal status updates and listing hearings;
    • negotiating contract terms and particulars; and
    • liaising with key stakeholders such as the Native Title Representative Bodies, Department of Mines and Petroleum and Department Of Indigenous Affairs
  • Technical review of reports and documentation for Extension of Term submissions.
  • Review of annual Minex and Combined Reports
  • Assisting clients with processes and reporting requirements associated with the recently enacted Mining Rehabilitation Fund Act
  • Co-ordination of Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Scoping Studies and Environmental Management Plans.
  • Co-ordination and compilation of Mining Work Programmes.
  • Managing consultants and co-ordination of Public Participation processes for mining.
  • Extensive liaison with the various Government Departments with respect to applications.
  • Coordinating and overseeing the development and implementation of Environmental Management Plans, Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Scoping Studies.
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual reporting on Environmental Management Plans.
  • Presentations to various government bodies on compliance
  • ISO planning, implementation, design and roll out

Jenny has consulted to various companies in Australia and South Africa managing large tenement portfolios on their behalf. Jenny's extensive Tenure Management experience and in-depth knowledge of the mining and exploration industry are critical to the successful overall management of the TAS Tenement Team.

Jenny has lectured Geology Students at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on the permitting processes required for mining and prospecting. She was on the founding committee of Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) and is a member of Women in Mining Western Australia (WIMWA).

 

TAS Team – Perth

The Perth team administers multiple jurisdictions, including Western Australia, New South Wales, Northern Territoy, Queensland, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.

 

Our Perth team members include:

 

Contact our Perth team here.

 

TAS Team – Melbourne

The Melbourne team provides extensive experience to mining and exploration companies across the states of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

 

Our Melbourne team members include:

 

 

Contact our Melbourne team via email or view our contacts page.

Caroline Keech

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Caroline Keech - Mining Tenement Manager

Caroline has been a much valued member of the TAS Team (and consequent loss to the banking world) since June 2005.

In her current role at TAS, Caroline is solely responsible for administration and reconciliation of TAS’ large Trust Account, and client deposits within it, and for the entire process of Information Management and Retrieval on which the functioning of the Perth Office depends.

In addition, Caroline has focuses on client liaison for prompt payment of rents and rates, notifying clients of the upcoming obligations in terms of their Monthly Tenement Requirements, and assisting clients with lodgement of Annual Environmental Reports.

Caroline’s systematic and precise approach to correct accounting procedures ensures that clients can have confidence at all times in the prudential dispersement of their funds, and be comfortable in the knowledge that all of their information is stored in a particularly safe and orderly manner.

Jay Evans-Wheeler

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Jay Evans-Wheeler - CEO and Principal Consultant

Jay Evans-Wheeler is a qualified geologist, accountant, chartered secretary and *lawyer, who has extensive experience in analysis and interpretation of statutory, legal and business documents within the mining industry world-wide. She is an established independent specialist for due diligence analysis of mining tenure as prescribed by the Australian ValMIN and JORC Codes.

Jay specialises in Mining and Exploration Law, Mining and Exploration tenure management issues, and Mining and Exploration Company administration and management.

With Jay's extensive geological experience knowledge of the minerals industry coupled with her legal and corporate background and training, she is well placed to provide technical advice on various matters including:

  • Corporate & Commercial Law for Mining & Exploration
  • Board & Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance for Exploration and Mining
  • Strategic Mining tenure issues
  • Solicitors Reports on Mining Tenements for all ASX requirements
  • Joint Ventures
  • Tenure and Agreement Audits

As CEO and Principal Consultant of Tenement Administration Services country-wide, Jay currently provides clients with comprehensive advice in relation to the legislation for minerals, petroleum and extractive industries in

  • Western Australia
  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • South Australia
  • Northern Territory
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • Cote D’Ivoire

In addition, Jay has extensive experience in many other international jurisdictions.

Jay is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries (London), Associate of the Institute of Certified Practicing Accounts, and Member of the Australian Mineral Petroleum and Law Association (AMPLA) and the Law Institute of Victoria.

* Individual liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation.

Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith - Senior Mining Tenement Manager

Amanda joined the TAS team in September 2011. Before working at TAS, Amanda was employed with the Department of Mines and Petroleum, WA where she dealt with enquiries relating to Mining Act legislation, application and dealings lodgements and provided assistance and training in the use of the Department public database systems, particularly Tengraph and Mineral Titles Online, to both internal staff and the general public.

On several occasions Amanda also acted as the Senior Customer Service Officer which meant that she was responsible for dealing with the more complex queries and assisted the Mining Registrar with streamlining processes and procedures within the section.

While with the Department, Amanda also worked as a Tenure Officer where she gained experience in titles registration procedures, including ensuring that applications met mining act compliance, the grant or refusal of mining tenements, the processing and registration of dealings under the Mining Act and the production of business documents, including recommendation minutes to the Hon. Minister for Mines and Petroleum.

Since joining TAS, Amanda has carried out a range of client services including:

  • Plotting, preparing and lodging applications for new mining tenements.
  • Completing all compliance and statutory requirements relating to new applications.
  • Arranging transfers and other tenement dealings.
  • Preparing and lodging Form 5 Annual Expenditure Reports.
  • Producing monthly Form 5 requirement reports and following up with reminders on due dates for Form 5’s exemption applications and statutory declarations.
  • Liaising with:
  • the Department of Mines and Petroleum to effectively deal with a variety of issues,
  • Landgate for title and land searches;
  • The West Australian mining notices section to arrange advertising of mining tenements in accordance with the Mining Act 1978; and
  • private land holders and pastoral lessees on behalf of clients with new or granted mining tenements.
  • Providing advice to clients on correct processes and procedures for lodgements with the Department.

Amanda’s background with the Department and her experience with TAS enables her to provide sound and valuable advice to clients, to approach tasks with confidence and aptitude and to ensure that all work completed is of a high standard and carried out in the most efficient and effective manner.

Michael Davie-Smythe

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Michael Davie-Smythe - Senior Mining Tenement Manager

Michael is a qualified geologist who has been responsible for management on behalf of TAS’ client portfolios across the southern states since 2005.

Prior to this Michael was responsible for administration of over 1000 tenements as part of the Great Central Mines Group, and managed on behalf of TAS the successful merger with Australian Mining Tenement Consultants.

In his current role as Senior Manager Michael provides on-going advice, review and support on a range of tenure-related matters to clients in relation to legislation in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

Similar to the role of the WA State Manager, Michael is responsible for the implementation of current policy and procedure and also the introduction of new guidelines to ensure TAS is up to date with industry and legislation. He constantly reviews internal systems and develops strategies and mechanisms to guarantee compliance with:

  • Mineral Resources Development Act (Vic) 1980 and Regulations
  • Mineral Resources Development Act (Tas) 1995 and Regulations
  • Mining Act (SA) 1971 and Regulations and other related legislation

The overall management of TAS’ Victorian office portfolio involves providing expert advice and guidance to clients on a range of complex matters including:

  • ground acquisition;
  • JV and farm-in/farm-out agreement monitoring and management;
  • all critical date activities, including Extension of Term and Exemption from Drop Off applications
  • compilation and lodgment of caveats, transfers, bonds, securities and all other dealings;
  • representation and lobbying to relevant government bodies on behalf of clients;
  • Forfeiture Submissions; and
  • Native Title advice, representation and negotiations.

His professional understanding of the industry, knowledge of the relevant legislation, and network of contacts within governing bodies and private enterprises, ensures Michael is a major asset to existing and prospective clients.