Chief Executive Officer
Mr Russo is an experienced mining and finance professional with 20-years experience in corporate, project development and capital markets functions. Mr. Russo has deep, long-standing relationships within the precious metals sector globally. His past experiences include various executive roles within corporate development, strategic direction, investor relations and project development at Barrick Gold, Dacian Gold and Perseus Mining both in Perth and Toronto, as well as several years at a North American investment bank. Mr. Russo holds a BSc in Applied Science from Curtin University of Technology and an MBA from Curtin Business School, Western Australia.
Exploration & Resource Development
Mr Oliver is a geologist with over 20 years of experience in the international resources industry working for both major and junior companies. Mr Oliver has spent recent years in the development of projects across Africa including being responsible for the identification, acquisition, development and into production of the Konongo Gold Project in Ghana as the Managing Director of Signature Metals Ltd. Mr Oliver was the General Manager, Geology and Exploration for Firefinch, overseeing delineation of 3.5 million ounces in Mineral Resources at the Morila Gold Project in Mali. Mr Oliver has an enviable track record in project evaluation and has been involved in several transactions involving assets across a range of commodities. He also has substantial experience in all aspects of exploration, in the design, evaluation and implementation of resource definition programs as well as resource modelling and inputs into all levels of mining and feasibility studies. In addition, Mr Oliver has served as a director of a number of ASX listed companies. Mr Oliver is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgists and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
Exploration & Resource Development
Mr Griffin is a geologist and has over 27 years experience in Australia, Africa, South/Central America, Central and SE Asia in various senior and management positions. Mr Griffins experience includes corporate development, mining, mine geology, mine development and management, as well as designing and managing large scale exploration and resource drilling programs, resource modelling and estimation, management and training of geological/technical teams. Mr Griffin is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Society of Economic Geologists and is a Competent Person under JORC and a Qualified Person for 43-101 reporting.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bozoki is a seasoned dual Canadian and U.S. CPA with approximately 25 years of accounting, tax, and corporate finance experience. Mr. Bozoki has served as Chief Financial Officer of several development stage TSX and TSXV listed companies involved in gold, iron ore, and phosphate projects in Canada and internationally. Mr. Bozoki began his career at EY LLP where he spent six years in the audit practice. Mr. Bozoki has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s.
+22 years as a civil servant working for the Malian Ministry of Public Works and Transportation. + 20 years of experience facilitating exploration and mining activities in Mali; former experience with Golden Shamrock, SEMAFO, OREZONE, Golden Rim and African Gold Group. Former management experience at Direction Nationale des Travaux Publics, Chief Division of Supply Fuel at Petrostock State Company.
Shaun Drake has been providing dedicated corporate secretarial services to reporting issuers since 2000, using his experience to provide effective and practical solutions to clients’ continuous disclosure and governance requirements. Prior to that, Mr. Drake worked in the global trust services industry and provided corporate services to a private bank. He is an Associate (ACG) of the Chartered Governance Institute. Mr. Drake also acts as Corporate Secretary to various companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the TSX Venture Exchange.
Danny Callow has over 25 years of experience in building and operating mines in Africa. Mr. Callow was Head of African Copper Operations for Glencore PLC., Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Katanga Mining Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Mopani Copper Mines PLC. Mr. Callow is a Professional Mining Engineer and holds an MBA from Henley Management College and a Bachelor (Hons) of Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines as well as non-executive Director professional diploma from FT-London. Mr. Callow has overseen more than $2.5 billion in mining projects from conception through to full production.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Mr Russo is an experienced mining and finance professional with more than 18-years experience in corporate, project development and capital markets functions. He has deep, long-standing relationships within the precious metals sector globally. His past experiences include various executive roles within corporate development, strategic direction, investor relations and project development at Barrick Gold, Dacian Gold and Perseus Mining both in Perth and Toronto, as well as several years at a North American investment bank. He holds a BSc in Applied Science from Curtin University of Technology and an MBA from Curtin Business School, Western Australia.
Mr Perry has over 25 years of international senior executive experience in the mining industry with a track record in corporate transactions, project financing and development. Previously, Mr Perry was the Chief Executive Officer & Director of Centerra Gold from 2015 to 2022, a global intermediate gold producer where he led the US$1.1 billion acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals in 2016 and the US$240 million acquisition of AuRico Metals in 2017, amongst several other corporate initiatives. Prior to joining Centerra, Mr Perry served as Chief Executive Officer & Director of AuRico Gold, leading AuRico’s US$1.5 billion merger with Alamos Gold in 2015. Prior to joining AuRico Gold, Mr Perry held increasingly senior roles with Barrick Gold in Australia, the United States, and Russia & Central Asia. Mr Perry is a former Director of the World Gold Council serving as the Audit Committee Chairman. Mr Perry holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Curtin University, a post-graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and a CPA designation.
Mr Mark Strizek is a geologist and resource industry professional with over 27 years in the mining industry with experience in gold, base and technology metal projects. Mr Strizek has worked extensively as an executive with management and Board responsibilities across Australia, West Africa, Asia and Europe. Most recently, Mr Strizek was a Director and Executive Director (2017 to 2023) of ASX-listed Tietto Minerals which went from IPO in 2018 to first gold at its 4.5Mtpa gold project in Côte d'Ivoire in January 2023, and was admitted to the ASX 300 in March 2023. Mr Strizek was previously Managing Director of Vital Metals Limited, an ASX-listed company from 2011 to 2019. Mr Strizek holds a Bachelor of Science and a post-graduate certificate in Geostatistics.
Accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience in the capital markets, including working for HSBC, Patersons Securities and Euroz Securities Limited. Mr. Kestell played an instrumental role as a director and an investor in a number of companies in the mining sector, including Capricorn Metals and Emerald Resources NL, enabling the transition from explorer to producer stage.