Directors and Management
Mr Mark Connelly Non-executive Chairman
Mr Connelly was previously Managing Director of Papillion Resources and was instrumental in the US$570m takeover of Papillion by B2Gold Corp in October 2014. Prior to Papillon, Mr Connelly was Chief Operating Officer of Endeavour Mining Corporation, following its merger with Adamus Resources Limited where he was Managing Director and CEO. Mark was instrumental in not only the merger, but procurement of project finance and the development of the Nzema Mine in Ghana into a +100Koz pa mining operation.
Mark is currently Non-Executive Chairman at West African Resources Ltd. and NonExecutive Director at Ausdrill Ltd and Tiger Resources Ltd.
Mark is a Member at Australian Institute of Co. Directors, (MAICD) a Member of the Australian Institute of Management, (AIMM) and a Member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME).
Mr Keith Coughlan Non-executive Director
Mr Coughlan has almost 30 years’ experience in stockbroking and funds management. He has been largely involved in the funding and promoting of resource companies listed on ASX, AIM and TSX, has advised various companies on the identification and acquisition of resource projects and was previously employed by one of Australia’s then largest funds. Mr Coughlan is currently the managing director of European Metals Holdings (AIM and ASX) and recently retired as chairman of ASX listed Talga Resources Limited.
Mr David ReevesManaging Director
David Reeves is a Perth-based, qualified mining engineer with 30 years of experience in the mining industry, he is currently a director of Keras Resources Plc (AIM) and Non-executive Chairman of European Metals Holdings (ASX and AIM). Mr Reeves has extensive experience in international capital markets through his involvement with various listed London and Australian companies.
Mr Reeves has a first class WA Mine Managers ticket and a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment. He was managing director of Keras Resources Plc when Keras consolidated the Calidus project area and has over 20 years experience in gold and precious metal development.
Mr James Carter CFO and Company Secretary
Mr Carter is a CPA and Chartered Company Secretary with 20 years’ international experience in the mining industry. Mr Carter is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Keras Resources Plc (AIM). Prior to this he was CFO of Straits Resources Limited, an ASX200 diversified mining group, and CFO and company secretary of SGX listed Straits Asia Resources where he was integral to its development as a 10 million tonne per annum coal producer in Indonesia. Mr Carter has experience working in debt and capital equity markets, tax strategy, mergers and acquisitions and in corporate governance.
Mr Adam Miethke Non-executive Director
Mr Miethke is a geologist with over 16 years’ experience in the metals and mining industry, including funds management and more recently as a corporate advisor.
Mr Miethke initially worked for Rio Tinto’s iron ore division before joining Snowden Mining Consultants where he worked across all commodities in Australia, Africa, Eastern Europe and South America. After completing an MBA in 2008, he joined Regent Pacific Group in Hong Kong as technical director, overseeing the group’s investment portfolio. Between 2011 and 2016, Mr Miethke was a director of the corporate finance team at Argonaut Capital Limited, and led Argonaut’s metals and mining division.
Mr Miethke holds a Bachelor of Applied Science with First Class Honours in Geology from the Queensland University of Technology and an MBA from Curtin University. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Society of Economic Geologists.
Mr Peter Hepburn-Brown Non-executive Director
Mr Hepburn-Brown is a qualified mining engineer with over 35 years’ international mining experience. Mr Hepburn-Brown is a non-executive director of Keras Resources Plc (AIM) and Focus Minerals Ltd (ASX). He was most recently managing director of Philippines based Medusa Mining Ltd (ASX).
Ms Jane AllenGeology Manager
Jane has over 30 years’ experience in managing greenfields, brownfields and near mine exploration in gold and base metals. Jane has previously been employed by Anglogold Ashanti, Resolute Mining Limited, Avion Gold Corporation and Great Central Mines. She most recently headed up Brownfields Exploration for Anglogold Ashanti for all Continental African Operations.