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Management & Directors

Mr Derek Linfield
Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Linfield is a legal consultant and former Managing Partner of Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP, the London office of Canadian law firm Stikeman Elliott LLP between 2005 and 2015. He practiced as a Canadian lawyer in London for 20 years, where he focused on cross-border financings and M&A in the mining and oil & gas sectors, including taking internationally managed companies to the TSX and the TSX-V as well as Canadian companies to the London Stock Exchange. A former educator, Mr Linfield holds BA(Ed) and BSc degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland as well as LLB and MBA degrees from McGill University. He is a Director of MUN (UK) Limited, the UK campus of Memorial 32 University of Newfoundland, as well as immediate past chairman of Canada Day in London and the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK as well as a former Director of the Canada UK Chamber of Commerce where he is now an advisor to the Board.
Mr William Dawes
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Mr Dawes is a graduate of Bristol University (BSc Geology) and Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London (MSc Mineral Exploration with distinction). Having trained as a geologist in South Africa, he worked as a mining analyst based in London and then for Rio Tinto's exploration division. Subsequently, he gained significant global mining transaction experience in the metals and mining team of Robert Fleming & Co, Chase Manhattan Bank and JPMorgan. Mr Dawes is a founding Director of Mkango and Mkango's Major Shareholder, Leominex, and since 2004 has been involved in the exploration and evaluation of a variety of projects throughout Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has 13 years' experience in exploration and business development and 9 years in mining finance, mergers and acquisitions. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society, a Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Mr Alexander Lemon
President and Executive Director
Mr Lemon is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London (MSc Dic in Mineral Exploration) and Oxford Brookes University (BSc Geological Sciences). He has 21 years' experience in mineral exploration and business development. Mr Lemon is a founding Director and President of Mkango and Mkango's major Shareholder, Leominex. From 1994 to 2001 was the Managing Director of a gold mining company, which owned and operated a producing gold mine in Central Asia, where he gained extensive operating experience in emerging markets including government negotiations and project management. From 2001 to 2005, he worked for a family office, Allied Commercial Exporters as an investment adviser. Since 2005 has been involved in the exploration and evaluation of a variety of projects throughout Central Asia and Africa. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society and a Member of the Southern African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.
Mrs Sandra Evans
Chief Financial Officer
Mrs Evans is a financial professional based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with over 20 years' experience in the resource sector, both domestically and internationally. Her skills include controllership, treasury and internal control governance with extensive experience in North America. Sandra has held positions with international resource companies requiring her to oversee sound financial controls and her familiarity with and guidance of financial system implementation, upgrading and maintenance has given her a distinct advantage when advising and assisting emerging enterprises. As a consultant, Mrs Evans has managed the entire financial function for a number of listed and/or quoted companies, TSX-V capital pool Companies and sole proprietorships.
Mr David Berg
Company Secretary and Non-Executive Director
Mr Berg is currently an independent businessman. He spent 28 years of consecutive service with one of Canada's largest publicly traded companies, serving in the capacity of vice president of operations. He managed a business unit with over C$1.5 billion in annual revenue and a total of 8500 employees. His corporate experience has encompassed financial, retail services and petroleum businesses. As a former chairman and Director of Potash One, he actively contributed to its successful development from an early stage exploration company to its acquisition by K & S of Germany for C$434 million in 2011. He is also the adviser, founder and Director of numerous other private and publicly traded companies. Currently, he operates a private consulting business specialising in the provision of management services and the development of business models for public and private companies.
Mr Adrian Reynolds
Non-Executive Director
Mr Reynolds has an MSc in Geology, a Graduate Diploma of Mining Engineering and over 30 years' experience in the natural resources sector, including more than 15 years' experience with Randgold Resources Limited. At Randgold, he was part of the executive team that developed that company's original successful strategy whereby it grew from an exploration company to a very profitable mid-tier mining company. His key responsibilities included technical oversight of the mining operations including Feasibility studies, audits, compliance and evaluation of new opportunities. He was also a Director of Morila Ltd and Société des Mines de Loulo S.A. Mr Reynolds initially built his experience in both oil and coal exploration and then moved into deep level gold mining with Gencor Ltd in the Free State Goldfields. Joining Rand Mines Limited in 1985, he held positions in geological management in Rand Mines Limited and its successor Randgold & Exploration Company Limited. Mr Reynolds is currently an independent consultant and the Non-Executive Chairman of Digby Wells Environmental, one of the foremost mining environmental consultancies in Africa. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Geodrill Limited.
Mr Eugene Chen
Non-Executive Director
Mr Chen is currently a partner at Shea Nerland Law practicing corporate finance and securities law. Previous experience includes two years with McMillan LLP in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, six months with Heenan Blaikie LLP (subsequently dissolved), 3 years with Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, 5 years with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP and 9 years with McLeod & Company LLP.