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Our Team


CEO – Vinca Technologies

Melinda Moore

Melinda is CEO of Vinca Technologies. Melinda previously worked as Chief Commercial Officer for Sydvaranger while also Finance Director & Head of Global Outreach for WIM UK in a non-profit capacity. Melinda has over 20 years in commercial, investment banking and strategic development roles within the commodity sectors. Melinda worked for BHP and Credit Suisse in commercial strategy, and for ICBC Standard Bank, as Head of the Bulks Desk and Director of Mining Coverage. Melinda gained her B.Ec (Hons) from Monash University in Melbourne Australia.

Head Chemist – Vinca Technologies

Dr Hassan Elsentriecy

Hassan is Head Chemist of Vinca Technologies and the lead developer of the ground-breaking patented Vinca high recovery non toxic metal extraction process. Hassan is a renowned electrochemist and materials research scientist, specialising in materials corrosion mitigation for advanced materials engineering applications for over 15 years. Hassan previously led the US University of Arizona research into solar power applications, funded by the US Department of Energy. Prior to that, Hassan worked for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Corrosion Science & Technology Group, evaluating magnesium alloys for automotive applications. Hassan obtained his PhD in Materials Science from Japan’s University of Hokkaido’s Graduate School of Engineering. Hassan has published 3 granted patents and 20 materials science research papers focusing on corrosion and corrosion protection solutions for metallic alloys.

Vinca Technologies Advisory Board 

Bill Scotting

Bill joins Vinca’s Advisory Board as our commercial metals and strategic leadership specialist, having served as Group CEO of Nyrstar, Head of Corporate Development at Aurubis and CEO of ArcelorMittal’s mining division. Bill began his career as a metallurgist at BHP in Australia, and subsequently held operational, business transformation, strategy and consulting roles with CRU, McKinsey & Co. and Mittal Steel. Bill holds an BSc (Metallurgy) from Australia’s University of Newcastle and an MBA, with distinction, from Warwick Business School in the UK. Bill served as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Advisory Council for Mining & Metals (2010-2012).

Vinca Technologies Advisory Board 

Gary Rorke


Gary joins Vinca’s Advisory Board as our metallurgical commercial innovations specialist, having designed and optimised technologies from lab-scale to industrial implementation across a range of metal leaching operations, including bioleaching.  He has significant international technology development and mineral process management experience, working across a host of African mining projects, as well as those in Brazil, Chile, and Australia. Gary has a well-credentialled innovation track record, as inventor/co-inventor of multiple mineral processing patents. Gary works for engineering consultancy, Prudentia, after over 20 years with BHP. Gary holds a BSc Hons (Chemical Engineering) from University of Cape Town and an MBA (University South Australia).

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Chris Reardon

Chris has been a mining engineering profession for over 25 years in open cut mine planning, operations and management. Chris has retired as Sudan Country Manager for Orca Gold, while previously working as European Managing Director for Deswik. Chris also worked as Technical Director for Africa Minerals in Sierra Leone, for SRK Consulting as a Principal Mining Engineer and for KCGM as Chief Mining Engineer. Chris obtained his BSc. from the University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia.

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