The directors of African Gold Limited (“African” or the “Company”) believe that effective corporate governance improves company performance, enhances corporate social responsibility and benefits all stakeholders. Governance practices are not a static set of principles and the company assesses its governance practices on an annual basis. Changes and improvements are made in a substance over form manner, which appropriately reflect the changing circumstances of the company as it grows and evolves.
To view the company’s corporate governance policies and procedures please click on the attached downloadable pdf documents which have been approved and authorised by our board of directors.
African Gold is a newly incorporated mineral exploration company focused on delivering shareholder value through the identification, development and acquisition of mineral exploration properties in West Africa across the precious metals, bare metals and industrial metals commodity spectrum.
The company has a management team with a proven track record of value accreditation for shareholders and the company with leverage the expertise of its management and directors through evaluation of mineral exploration and development.
Mr Glen W Edwards in an economic geologist with over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry. He has worked for, and held senior positions in, a number of companies including: Gold Field of SA, Phelps Dodge, Anglovaal, Newmont, IAMGold, Indago Resources, Aviva Corporation and Acacia Mining. Mr Edwards has extensive experience in range of commodities, styles of mineralization in diverse geological environments around the world. Mr Edwards is an Africa “specialist” having grown up and worked for a large part of his career there. He has a demonstrated track record in developing and adding value to companies and shareholders through project generation, business development, exploration, discovery and resource development.
Mr Edwards holds a BSC degree in Geology and Chemistry from the University of Natal and a postgraduate degree in Geochemistry from the University of Cape Town. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geologists and the Society of Economic Geologists.
Evan is an experienced mining executive with a background in corporate and mining law. He is the principal of corporate advisory and administration firm Konkera Corporate and has extensive experience in the areas of equity capital markets, corporate finance, structuring, asset acquisition, corporate governance and external stakeholder relations. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia.
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Steve is an experienced geologist with an impressive record of exploration success in the gold sector. He has a proven track record of mineral discoveries, corporate growth, international investor relations and creating shareholder wealth. He was the founding Managing Director of Gryphon Minerals, which he listed on the ASX and grew it to an ASX-200 company. Steve is the Managing Director of ASX listed Bellevue Gold Ltd, a successful gold developer in West Australia as well Non-Executive director of Blackstone Minerals & Centaurus Metals and has advised a number of ASX listed companies.
Mr Tolga Kumova has 15 years’ experience in stockbroking, corporate finance and corporate restructuring, and has specialised in initial public offerings and capital requirements of mining focused companies. He has raised in excess of $500 million for mining ventures, varying from inception stage through to construction and development.
Mr Kumova was a founding shareholder of Syrah Resources in 2010 and served as an Executive Director from May 2013 to October 2016, and as Managing Director from October 2014 to October 2016. Mr Kumova is currently Non-Executive Chairman of European Cobalt Ltd. Mr Kumova is also the Director of New Century Resources Ltd.
During his tenure at Syrah Resources, Mr Kumova led the business from resource stage through to full funding through to development, gaining experience negotiating offtake agreements with numerous globally recognised counterparties.
Michael has 21 years’ experience in corporate advisory and public company management since commencing his career and qualifying as a chartered accountant. Michael has been involved in the financial management of mineral and resources focused public companies serving on the board and in the executive management team focusing on advancing and developing mineral resource assets and business development.
He is also an Executive Director of Bellevue Gold Limited, the Company Secretary of First Cobalt Corporation, joint Company Secretary of Blackstone Minerals Limited, Company Secretary of Cygnus Gold Limited and Director of Teranga Gold (Australia) Pty Ltd.