The Board and Management: Significant African Experience

Geoff McNamara - Board


Geoff has over 25 years of resource sector experience as a geologist, project manager, corporate financier and fund manager. He is a Partner at Medea Natural Resources, Non-Executive Director at Access Asia Mining and a Non-Executive Director of the Singapore Mining Club. Previously he was an owner and Investment Director of Pacific Road Capital, a private equity manager, investing in the global mining industry.

Jon Forster - Board

Chief Executive Officer

Jon is an exploration geologist & has been involved in mineral projects in Africa since 1980. He has been working at senior levels in the junior gold sector since the early 1990s; firstly with SAMAX Gold (with discoveries in Tanzania & Ghana); then in AXMIN (with discoveries in the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone & Mali); & more recently with Bambuk Minerals (with discoveries in Senegal & Guinea).

David Pelham - Board

Non-Executive Director

David is a mineral geologist with over 35 years global exploration experience. He has overseen the discovery and early evaluation of the +6 Moz Chirano Gold Mine in Ghana, as well as Hummingbird’s 4.2 Moz Dugbe gold deposit in Liberia. He has been closely involved with a number of major discoveries of gold, copper-cobalt, coal, iron ore, chrome and uranium. These new discoveries add up to over 100 Moz of gold equivalent.

Bert Monro - Board

Non-Executive Director

Bert joined Hummingbird Resources in 2009 as Operations Manager in charge with overseeing the development of the Dugbe Gold Project in Liberia as it progressed from greenfield exploration to maiden resources. Following 18 months in the field Bert spent 6 months in Monrovia as the acting Country Manager, overseeing all in-country activity, before returning to be based in London in April 2011 as Hummingbird’s Head of Business Development.

Paul Quirk - Board

Non-Executive Director

Paul has over 10 years operational experience in the Republic of Congo, having worked as Country Manager of MPD Congo SA (Zanaga Iron Ore Company) which listed on AIM in 2010. He started his own logistics company in the Congo, Fortis Logistique.

Craig Banfield - Management

Chief Financial Officer

Craig is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales has been involved in the administration, financing & financial control of both private & public mineral exploration companies since 1994, the majority of which has been with African focussed groups.