Directors with a wealth of technical and corporate expertise.
Louis Coetzee, Executive Chairman
Louis has 25 years’ experience in business development, promotion and financing in both the public and private sector. In recent years he has concentrated on the exploration and mining area where he has founded, promoted and developed a number of junior mineral exploration companies based mainly on Tanzanian assets. Louis has tertiary qualifications in law and languages, project management, supply chain management and an MBA from Bond University (Australia) specializing in entrepreneurship and business planning and strategy.
He has worked in various project management and business development roles mostly in the mining industry throughout his career. Between 2007 and 2009, Louis held the position of Vice-President, Business Development with Canadian listed Great Basin Gold (TSX: CBG).
Louis Scheepers, Non-Executive Director
Louis is an experienced project manager with more than eighteen years’ experience of practical project development and execution in the mining and extractive industry. He has gained valuable experience in mineral exploration, feasibility studies and greenfields mining projects, spending much time in South, Central and East Africa, as well as the Middle East.
Prior to teaming with the AIM listed Kibo Mining PLC as Chief Operations Officer, he held the position of CEO, Mzuri Exploration Services Ltd (“MXS”), as well as the Executive responsible for Project Development at the TSX, NYSE and JSE listed Great Basin Gold Ltd after completing a stint as Mining Consultant.
Myles Campion, Non-Executive Director
Myles has a comprehensive background in all technical and financial facets of the resources sector, specialising internationally in resource evaluation and project assessment. This follows a 10-year career as an exploration and mine site geologist in Australia covering base metals and gold. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology from University of Wales College, Cardiff and an MSc (MinEx) from the Royal School of Mines in London, and also holds a Graduate Diploma of Business (Finance).
His financial experience ranges from Australian and UK equities research through to project and debt financing in London, covering the entire spectrum of mining companies with an extensive knowledge of the global resources market covering the three main bourses, the Toronto Stock Exchange, AIM and the ASX. This knowledge was applied effectively as a Fund Manager at Oceanic Asset Management, where he successfully managed the Australian Natural Resources Fund, an Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC) traded in London, steering the fund to an outperforming 50 per cent. return over five years.
Paul Dudley, Non-Executive Director
Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountants of England and Wales and is a Member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment. He co-founded HD Capital Partners Ltd in 2010, a corporate advisory business that is authorised and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and is a Member Firm of the London Stock Exchange. Whilst at stockbroking firm WH Ireland, Paul acted as the corporate finance adviser on numerous flotations, fundraisings and provided advice on takeovers and other transactions in the private and public arena.
Earlier in his career, Paul was seconded to the listing department of the London Stock Exchange and he also worked at Sigma Capital plc, a venture capital investment firm, where he advised on investment into emerging growth companies. He began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Lukas Marthinus (“Tinus”) Maree, Non-Executive Director
Tinus is a lawyer by profession. He has served on the boards of a number of public companies including Kibo Mining plc., Goldsource Mines Limited, Africo Resources Limited and Diamondworks Limited that have made significant successful investments in exploration projects in Africa and North America, and has more recently served as the CEO of private investment companies Rusaf Gold Limited and Mzuri Capital Group Limited, both of which have successfully developed and sold mineral projects in Russia and Tanzania in the last seven years.
He was also a founder principal of River Group, Designated Advisors to the Listing of Kibo on the JSE, and was responsible for its Canadian office until his retirement from the group in 2013 to pursue personal interests.