Mrs De Luca has an extensive career in exploration and mining spanning more than 30 years. She joined Novo Resources most recently from Newcrest Mining Limited where she held the role of Regional Exploration Manager, Asia Pacific. In this role she was responsible for strategic planning, project management and generative portfolios. Prior to her stint at Newcrest, she worked for a number of domestic and international mining and exploration companies including Dundee Precious Metals, Thani-Ashanti, Placer Dome, and KCGM, and was also one of the founding directors of successful specialist geological consultancy Jigsaw Geoscience.

Mrs De Luca is a highly qualified exploration specialist with excellent technical, business, and people skills and with a record of effectively establishing and managing high performance teams to success in both near-mine and greenfield environments.