DIRECTORS MANAGEMENT

MARK BURNETTInterim Non-Executive Chair
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BA Hons, MPhil

Over 12 years investing and corporate finance experience in Africa and North America

  • Director of Mining Investments at RAB Capital
  • Non-Executive Director of Golden Metal Resources (GMET:LN)
Danny KeatingPresident & Chief Executive Officer
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B.Sc Eng / ACMA, CGMA

30 years of experience in mining industry leading and developing projects

  • Former CEO of Alufer Mining, Dynamic Mining and Lindian Resources
  • Corporate Finance Mining & Metals, ABN AMRO and Research Analyst at Collins Stewart
  • Strategy & Business Development, Anglo American
Stephanie HartNon-Executive Independent Director
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CPA, CA

20 years’ senior level experience with broad financial, risk, operational and capital project roles in global mining

  • CFO for Exiro Minerals Corp. and Willeson Metals Corp.
  • Head of Finance, North Atlantic Operations and Asian Refineries for Vale S.A.
  • Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) for the Goro Project and Operations in New Caledonia for Vale S.A.
ALEX AZPITARTENON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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MEng, MBA

10 years of experience in the finance and engineering industry, developing and managing power generation projects across the USA, China and Mexico.

  • Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager, IDOM
  • Senior Associate, ARCH EM Partners
EUGENE LEEChief Financial Officer
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B.Com

Over 20 years of experience in mine finance capital markets, financial reporting, risk management, internal controls and corporate governance

  • Director, Marketing at Hudbay Minerals
  • Non Executive Director Nevada Zinc Corp
  • CFO at Premier Royalty Inc
Dirk GeerligsVP, Project Development & Construction
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M.Sc

Mr. Geerligs is a civil engineer and has over 20 years’ experience in construction and project delivery of mining and industrial projects globally.

  • Experience in construction and project delivery of mining and industrial projects in the Russian Federation and Europe with companies including Silver Bear Resources, Knauf Insulation and Royal IHC
  • Consultant to Giyani since May 2021
Elisa Kgomotso ModikwaCountry Manager
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MGeol

Over 12 years of geology/geotechnical field investigations and mining operational experience both nationally and internationally, as well as experience in project management and stakeholder engagement in the mining and oil and gas sector..

  • Minerals Development Company Botswana, Stakeholder engagement
  • Horizon Geotechnical Company, geotechnical engineer and project management - international near and offshore drilling projects and management
  • Debswana Diamond Company, geology
Justin TaylorProcess Engineering Lead
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B.Sc Eng (Chem) CEng FIMMM

25 years of experience in the design, development and commissioning of hydromet projects.

  • Lead process engineer: Anglo American, Elemental Strategic Metals
  • Senior design engineer: Johnson Matthey 3CR, Husab Uranium, Anglo Platinum CIP1 & 2
KNEIPE SETLHAREDirector of Menzi
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B.Sc

13 years of operations experience in base metals and diamond mining within Botswana

  • Consultant to Premium Nickel Resources
  • Facilities Manager at Discovery Metals
  • Shift Co Ordinator at BCL limited
LUHANN THERONChief Geologist
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M.Sc

13 years of exploration geology experience across Africa

  • Project Geologist at Remote Exploration Services
  • Consulting Geologist at Lambda Tau
MAUREEN MOKGAOTSANEDirector of Menzi
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M.Eng

Over 20 years of experience in exploration, management and government within Botswana

  • Non Executive Director for Equity Drilling
  • Held a number of senior roles with Petra Diamonds, Firestone Diamonds, Debswana Diamonds Botswana Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources
Ruth ChunCorporate Secretary
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Hon BA, MA, JD

Over 16 years legal experience and over 20 years of board experience

  • General counsel and corporate secretary to Newstrike Brands Ltd. (formerly Newstrike Resources Ltd.)
  • Chair, audit and special committee chair for numerous publicly listed, private and not for profit companies and funds in Canada and Namibia
THUSO DIKGAKANon-Executive Director & Chair of Menzi
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B.Eng

Over 40 years of experience in operations, management and government within Botswana

  • Mining Manager at Debswana Orapa mine
  • Mining Manager Tati Nickel Mine
  • Director of Botswana Department of Mines