Mr. Tony Hope

Mr. Tony Hope from Hobart, Tasmania is a geologist, author and historian. He graduated from The University of Sydney in 1961, majoring in geology and subsequently gained widespread experience in mineral exploration, project and mine development in Australia and overseas. He is Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
Mr Hope has worked in a senior capacity for a range of mining companies, including BHP, CRA, Kennecott, Lepanto, Mount Morgan and Peko Wallsend. He has held executive directorships in a number of junior mining companies and has worked as a geological consultant in Australia and around the world.
Mr Hope plays an active role in developing business and cultural relationships between China and Tasmania. His experience with China covers fifteen years in various positions, from consultant to General Manager of a gold exploration company in Guangxi from 2003 to 2005. Tony has had extensive experience in the search for copper, gold, molybdenum, lead, zinc, rutile, zircon, ilmenite and industrial clay bentonite. He has held the positions of Chairman of the Australian Business Group in the Philippines and the Mount Morgan Branch of the AusIMM. He has been a speaker at conferences in Australia and overseas including the China/ASEAN Mining Conference held in Nanning, China and the 34th Sir George Fisher lecture in Townsville on behalf of the AusIMM. In 2015 he presented a paper on Mining Geoethics in Prague. In 2005, he was awarded the Polish Gold Cross of Merit for services to the Polish community in Tasmania. In 2006, Tony published his first book “A Quarry Speaks” which provides an illustrative history of Hobart’s Sullivans Cove, Salamanca and Battery Point. His second book “The Hope Factor,” on exploration to mine activities in Australasia, was published in September 2011. His third book “Short Stories from World War Two” was launched in 2014. Working with a Chinese co-author in Tasmania, he has written his fifth book “Showcasing Tasmania and the Connection to Fujian China”. This book was launched in Tasmania and an agreement has been signed in China for local publication.