Our team

An ambitious, commercially orientated management team, with proven technical and operating experience, committed to building value.

  • Toby Howell
    Toby Howell
    Non-Executive Chairman

    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.

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  • Kevin van Wouw
    Kevin van Wouw
    Chief 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.

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  • Mark Jones
    Mark Jones
    Chief Operating 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.

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  • Roger Williams
    Roger Williams
    Non-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.

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  • Oscar Kirkovits
    Oscar Kirkovits
    Non-Executive Director

    Oscar began his career at Knight Vinke Asset Management in Monaco, an activist hedge fund investing in deep value, large cap companies primarily in the energy, infrastructure, financial and retail sectors. Becoming a private investor, his focus shifted in 2017 to small cap companies, mainly operating in the resource sector. Oscar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics and Social Sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, as well as a Master’s degree in Finance from the International University of Monaco, with a specialisation in Hedge Funds and Private Equity. Moreover, he is a certified stock exchange trader at the Vienna Stock Exchange.

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