Mr. Askew is a mining engineer with over 35 years broad international experience as a Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and director for a wide range of Australian and international publicly listed mining, resource investment, contracting, software and mining service companies. He has had continuous involvement with the Ghanaian gold industry since 1985.
He founded James Askew & Associates (now known as Australian Mining Consultants - AMC) and co-founded Ausdrill Ltd. He served as a Managing Director at Climax Mining Ltd. and was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Black Range Minerals Ltd. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Golden Star Resources Ltd. from March 1999 to October 1999 and Rayrock Resources Inc. from September 1998 to March 1999. He served as Chairman of the Board and President of International Mining and Finance Company since 1997.
He holds a F.AusIMM, M.A.I.M.E., MCIMM, MSME. Mr. Askew received a Master Degree in Engineering Science and a Bachelor of Mining Engineering with honors from Melbourne University.
Mr Ashton has been involved in the exploration, consulting, financing and development of international resource projects since 1972. Most recently in his capacity as Managing Director and subsequently Chair of Red Back Mining Inc, Mr Ashton was responsible for identifying the prospectivity and leading the team which discovered the multi-million ounce Chirano gold deposit in Ghana, West Africa. In 2004 Mr. Ashton re-domiciled Red Back from the ASX to the TSX with a new Canadian CEO, management and board and he resigned as chair in 2005. In September 2010 Red Back, as a +400,000 ounce per year gold producer, was the subject of a merger with Kinross Gold Corporation which valued the Company at US$7.1B.
Mr. Ellison is a Professional Mining Engineer with 35 years of experience in mining project evaluation, development, implementation and operation. During his career, Mr. Ellison has built and operated nine resource projects and companies in Africa, Australia, Asia, Central Asia and North America. He was previously the President & Chief Executive Officer of Goldbelt Resources Ltd., and was responsible for the development of the Inata gold mine in Burkina Faso and subsequently as President & Chief Executive Officer for Asian Mineral Resources Limited for the development of the Ban Phuc nickel project in Vietnam.
Mr. Ennison is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana and serves as Corporate Secretary to Adansi Gold Company (Gh) Ltd., the 100% owned subsidiary of PMI Gold. Formerly the Ghanaian Ambassador to Italy and Advisor to the U.N. on mining law, Mr. Ennison was also the Principal State Attorney in the Attorney General's Dept and Head of the International Law Unit, with the responsibility for the preparation of mining agreements. He has also served as General Legal Counsel for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Dr. Clarke holds a B.Sc. in metallurgy from University College Cardiff, a Ph.D. in metallurgy from Cambridge University and an MBA from Middlesex Polytechnic. During his long career involved in African mining he has held a number of executive positions including Executive Director of Ashanti Goldfields and most recently was the CEO of Nevsun Resources Limited, an exploration and development company engaged in gold and base metals exploration and development in Africa.
While at Ashanti, Dr. Clarke was responsible for strategic planning and business development and contributed to establishing Ashanti's gold exploration program throughout sub-Saharan Africa, including the acquisition of the Geita deposit in Tanzania, the Siguiri deposit in Guinea and the Bibiani deposit in Ghana.
Mr. Mensah is the former Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission of Ghana, an advisory board that reports directly to the President and to Parliament. He is also the former Member of Parliament for the riding of Sunyani East. Trained as an Economist, Mr. Mensah is widely respected in global development planning including formerly with the United Nations. Previously, he held the post of Minister of Finance and Economic Planning and latterly as Leader of Government Business, head of Economic Management Team, and senior Minister of the Government of Ghana. He was also a member of the African Advisory Council of the African Development Bank. Mr. Mensah also recently retired as an Independent Director of AngloGold Ashanti Limited.
Dr. Price has more than 30 years' experience in mining and mining finance. He has arranged, structured and advised on numerous mining-related financings around the world and advised mining companies, governments, multi-lateral institutions, corporates and banks on all aspects of mining and metals-related financings. In addition, Dr. Price has acted as mining finance consultant and advisor to several international and Canadian companies including Lubel Coal Company, First Nickel Inc., Riversdale Mining, Goldbelt Resources and Cluff Gold plc. He is a non-executive Director of Eldorado Gold Corporation, Central Asia Metals plc, Q Resources plc and Lincoln Mining Corporation.
During his career, Dr. Price has held a number of senior investment banking positions in global mining finance including Managing Director, Joint Global Head of Mining and Metals at Barclays Capital, Managing Director, Global Head of Mining and Metals for Societe General in London and Executive Director, Head of Resource Banking and Metals Trading for NM Rothschild and Sons Ltd.
Mr. Bradford is a metallurgist (BAppSc Extractive Metallurgy) with some 35 years of gold and base metals project management experience in Africa and Australia. He was the former President and CEO of Copperbelt Resources and served eight years as President and CEO of Ghana gold producer Golden Star Resources Ltd.
Dr. Anderson is a 20-year mining industry professional with broad experience primarily in southern Africa and Australia. He serves as the Director of Taurus Funds Management Pty Ltd, Base Resources Ltd, Hot Chile Ltd and Ampella Mining Ltd.
Mr. Gloyne is a mining engineer with over 25 years' experience in developing mining projects, from Bankable Feasibility Study, design and development through to production. He has held senior management positions with major mining and mining services organizations globally, most recently as General Manager - Operations with the Australian iron ore company Brockman Resources Limited and General Manager - Operations with Moly Mines Limited, during the Bankable Feasibility Study on the 20Mpta Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum Project. Prior to that, he was General Manager - Business Development with Brambles Industrial Services, with responsibility for large-scale, long-distance mine haulage operations, Manager Contracting for Boral ACM and held other senior positions with leading mining and contracting companies including Henry Walker Contracting Pty Ltd, 7 years with Dominion Mining Limited developing and managing gold mining operations in Western Australia and the Northern Territory and as Resident Mine Manager at the Reedy Gold Mine for Metana Minerals Limited.
Mr. Allen is an experienced Chartered Accountant with 30 years in the mining, advisory and investment sectors. He has been involved in the acquisition and sale of mining assets and development of gold mines in Australia, Tanzania, Sweden and Finland. His experience with Resolute Mining, the previous owners of the Obotan Project, with their Golden Pride Project in Tanzania included negotiation of a fiscal stability agreement and his later role with AngloGold in Tanzania are relevant African experience and together with his experience within project development teams will contribute significantly to the management team.
Recently Mr. Allen has been a principal in the Corporate Finance division of RSM Bird Cameron in Perth. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Shareholders' Association.
Ms. McGrath has been actively engaged in the securities industry for over 25 years. She has served as a director and officer of numerous public companies in a corporate administrative capacity. Ms. McGrath is the owner of iO Corporate Services Ltd., which company provides corporate and accounting services to various publicly-traded Canadian companies. Prior to organizing iO Corporate, Ms. McGrath was a senior paralegal with a Vancouver-based securities law firm.
Based in Perth, Western Australia, Mr. Hobson's services will complement the services already provided by Marion McGrath in meeting PMI's corporate regulatory obligations primarily within Australia.
Ian Hobson is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with over 25 years' experience in Australia, Canada and the UK in the areas of corporate governance, financial control, due diligence, prospectuses and mergers and acquisitions for ASX listed companies.
Mr. Amoah joined the Company in May 2011. He is a geologist with over 15 years' experience in gold, bauxite and iron ore exploration, and resource and project development in West Africa. He was previously the Exploration Manager for Avocet Mining in Burkina Faso and played a key role in developing and extending the resources at the Inata Gold Project and other deposits at the Belahouro Project area. He has worked extensively in Ghana and Sierra Leone during his time as a consultant with Resource Services Group (now Coffey Mining). Mr. Amoah will manage all of Adansi Gold's exploration activities and performance within the key project areas - Obotan, Kubi and Asankrangwa. In addition, he will establish, develop and maintain occupational health and safety training and operations as well assist in the evaluation and development of Adansi's exploration strategy within Ghana and elsewhere within West Africa.
Mr. Amoah is a metallurgist with over 20 years' experience and has held a number of senior management positions in the Ghanaian gold mining industry. He has been employed by Gold Fields at its 90-per-cent-owned Damang mine for the past 10 years and, for the last six years, has held the position of metallurgical manager and acted for the general manager. He has previously worked for Teberebie Goldfields Ltd. and Abosso Goldfields under Ranger Minerals. Other positions held have included metallurgical superintendent, chief metallurgist and plant metallurgist.
Mr. Gydeu has 17 years' experience in exploration and mine operations within Ghana and Algeria and was most recently Geology Manager & Senior Mine Geologist with GMA Resources/Enor (Algeria), and previously as Chief Mine Geologist, Senior Mine Geologist, Pit Supervisor and Senior Pit Geologist with Goldfields and Ranger Minerals both in Ghana.
Mr. Darko has 14 years experience working in similar roles within Ghana, most recently with Chirano Gold Mine Limited where he was Community & Public Relations Manager and Local Communications Officer (2005-2011). Mr. Darko will be responsible for the design and implementation of appropriate community relations programs, the development of environmental management programs, the organisation and provision of logistics support as well as managing the Company's community relations team in Ghana.