An ambitious, commercially orientated management team, with proven technical and operating experience, committed to building value.
Roy PitchfordNon-Executive Chairman
Mr Pitchford has in excess of 25 years’ senior management and executive experience in Southern Africa in the mining industry. During his career in the resource development arena he has held the position of Chief Executive Officer or Managing Director for Vast Resources Plc, Central African Gold PLC, African Minerals Limited, Cluff Resources Zimbabwe Limited, Delta Gold Zimbabwe (Pvt) Limited, African Platinum plc and Zimbabwe Platinum Mines Ltd. He is a Zimbabwean citizen who was educated in Bulawayo, where he subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He is a past President of The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe.
Kevin van WouwChief Executive Officer
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.
Mark JonesDirector of Business Development
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.
Roger WilliamsNon-Executive Director
Roger is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ international experience in mining finance and an honours degree in French and Spanish. He was previously CFO of Randgold Resources Limited and part of the management team that transformed it from being 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, Digby Wells and Associates and AfriTin Mining Ltd.
James TurnbullNon-Executive Director
James Turnbull began his career as a solicitor, qualifying with Linklaters in London in 1992, before transferring to the firm’s Moscow office in 1995, where he advised on corporate finance and international securities issues. In 1998, he joined Credit Suisse as General Counsel for its Emerging Markets Group where he worked extensively with Russian and CIS borrowers and international investors. Between 1997 and 2010, he held senior positions at Credit Suisse First Boston and Merrill Lynch and was CEO of Troika Dialog’s Kazakhstan office. Mr Turnbull has an M.A. in Law from St. John’s College, Cambridge University.