Bill Amann and Adrian Black founded Newexco in 1999, initially to provide nickel exploration services to companies that lacked the necessary expertise or skilled employees. Newexco recognised the need for a rigorous scientific approach, focusing on strong communication between geologists and geophysicists.

In the days when companies were rushing into nickel laterites, Newexco focused on nickel sulphide and base metal exploration and targeting, establishing an enviable track record of discovery. With the departure of Outokumpu Mining Australia, Newexco retained the key Outokumpu employees and many of them are still with us today. The skills and motivation of this successful team are applied across a range of commodities for clients with projects in Australia and globally.

The success of the Newexco team is demonstrated by numerous awards and accolades including: