Board of Directors
Mr Harper is chairman of Tietto. He has been a director of Blackwood Capital since 2002 and prior to that spent 15 years with NM Rothschild in the US, UK and Australia in M&A and resources finance. Blackwood Capital has raised over $1 billion for small caps since inception. Mr Harper (through Blackwood Capital) financed West African Resources (ASX: WAF) and was chairman from 2009 to 2015.
Mr Wilcox is highly experienced in the gold mining industry in West Africa, overseeing construction of West African’s (ASX: WAF) 300,000ozpa Sanbrado Gold Mine, completed in March 2020, ahead of schedule and under budget and having spent eight years working for Nord Gold, which operates nine gold mines globally, including three in Burkina Faso and one in Guinea.
He was Project Director for the construction of Nord Gold’s 4Mtpa Bissa Gold Project and 8Mtpa Bouly Gold Project, both in Burkina Faso, General Manager of the 6Mtpa LEFA Gold Project in Guinea, and Project Director for construction of the 12Mtpa Gross Gold Project in Siberia, Russia.
Mr Xu has enjoyed a successful career in the natural resources industry over the last 25 years. Mr Xu led China and CNNC in its launch into the international resource industry with a number of first breakthroughs in Chinese mining industry, including first trade investment in alumina of Alcoa, first international project finance for mining in China and first international company mining in China. He was a keynote speaker at the opening session of PDAC 2010 in Canada. He is now actively involved in research on Chinese mining reform and regarded as a leading authority in this area.
Paul has more than thirty years experience within the mining industry serving on a number of Board of Directors and holding senior management positions in various countries around the world predominantly in Australasia and Africa. Paul has been Exploration Manager, West Africa for Newcrest Mining Ltd since 2015, and prior to that was CEO of Ampella Mining Ltd from 2008 until 2014 when Ampella was acquired by Centamin PLC. Paul led Ampella in discovering and growing the 3.25 million oz Konkera resource at the Batie West Project in Burkina Faso.
Mr Adjetey Sowah is currently Vice President and Manager Director of Golden Star Resources, a subsidiary of Chifeng Gold Group which operates the Wassa gold mine in Ghana, West Africa.
Mr Adjetey Sowah is a chartered accountant and has more than 30 years’ experience primarily in the mining industry. He has in-depth knowledge and experience in both surface and underground mining, metallurgical processes, and geology.
Matthew is a professional company secretary and is a Fellow and active member of Governance Institute Australia (GIA). Mr. Foy was previously a senior adviser at the ASX and has 15 years’ experience in facilitating the listing and compliance of companies on the ASX.