Toby Howell began his career in the Equities division at UBS Warburg in London and went on to help manage the investment division of Internet Business Group plc. Since then he has specialised in smaller companies’ corporate finance, undertaking transactions on the Official List and AIM as well as private equity transactions. He is a director of Blomfield Corporate Finance Limited, a subsidiary of Religare Hichens, Harrison Co. Toby David Howell is an officer in the Territorial Army and served on operations in Iraq during 2004.
Chief Executive Officer
A graduate of the Camborne School of Mines, Mark is a mining engineer with over 30 years’ experience in mining production and associated businesses, 20 years of which have been spent in Africa. He has specific expertise in gold and base metals in Africa, Europe and the FSU. In his previous role as CEO of African Mining and Exploration plc, Mark oversaw the development of Kossanto and his strong understanding of the project, and the broader resource arena, is highly beneficial to the Company as it focusses on significantly increasing the existing JORC resource at the project. Previous positions also include CEO of Aurum Mining plc and Expert Explosives Ltd and Mark is currently a non-executive director of Tulpar Gold plc and Antracor Mining Ltd.
Dominic was awarded a Queen's commission from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and served 8 years as a Regular Officer in the British Army retiring as a Captain. During a distinguished Army career he was involved in combat and service operations throughout the world, including Europe, North America, West Africa and the Middle East.
He is professionally trained in information and intelligence gathering and analysis and academically trained as a lawyer with a degree in Law from The University of Exeter. For over 15 years Dominic has worked throughout West Africa where he has forged strong bonds and close relationships. As one of the founding partners of Roc Resources, Dominic developed an alluvial gold opportunity in Mali which he managed for 2 years.
Prior to working in Mali, Dominic was Head of Business Development for the Government of Dubai, and took a leading role interfacing with African Producers for the UAE Government's "Masterplan for Diamonds" and enabling the Kimberley Process in Africa and the Middle East. Most recently as Country Manager for African Mining and Exploration (now Savannah Resources) Dominic progressed the Malian gold assets, including the Kossanto Gold Project, before they were vended to Alecto Minerals. Having spent 5 years living in Mali he has a thorough knowledge of the country and the opportunities it presents.
Kevin Van Wouw
Non-Executive Director and proposed Executive Chairman
Kevin has 24 years of experience in the mining industry. He is the Managing Director and founder of the Minéro Group of companies and has been instrumental in the acquisition and funding of its projects. Prior to the Minéro Group Mr. van Wouw was Projects Director at LionOre Mining International Limited where he was directly responsible for the commercialization of its Activox technology, as well as conceptualizing and implementing the commercial DMS application for Tati Nickel Mining Company (Pty) Ltd in Botswana. He was Senior Project Manager for the Ngezi and Mimosa Platinum projects while working for DRA International (Pty) Ltd. He has been Senior Project Manager, Project Manager and Process Design Engineer responsible for executing resource-based projects for various private and listed companies.
Roger is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years' international experience in mining and finance. He was previously CFO of Randgold Resources Ltd and part of the management team transforming it from an exploration and development company into a major gold producer. He then went on to become CFO of JSE-listed AECI Limited. His other experience includes directorships and interim executive appointments with various mining and mining services companies. Mr Williams is currently a Non-Executive Director of Sylvania Platinum Limited and interim Commercial Executive for Digby Wells and Associates, an environmental and social consultancy to the resources sector in Africa.
Heytesbury Corporate is an independent financial consulting and corporate management firm based in London which provides company secretarial services to numerous AIM listed companies.
Mr. Ware has a B.Sc Geology from the University of New South Wales and has been instrumental in identifying, acquiring and developing mineral and resource assets across Asia, Africa, Middle East, South America, Australia and the Pacific. This has provided him with significant experience in numerous geological settings. Additionally, his strong experience covers a range of commodities including gold, platinum, base metals and industrial minerals and gemstones. Michael is a Fellow of the AusIMM and is a ‘Competent Person’ under the internationally recognised JORC code for reporting and publishing Exploration Results, Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve.