The Board and Management: Significant African Experience

Geoff McNamara - Board

Independent Non-Executive Director & Chairman

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

Jon Forster - Board

Chief Executive Officer & Director

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).

Ed Bowie - Board

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ed has over 23 years’ experience within the wider natural resources industry. He started his career with SAMAX Gold in Tanzania before going on to work in equity research & corporate finance roles, & then serving as fund manager for Altus Capital Limited’s two mining funds. More recently he served as Head of Business Development at London-listed Amara Mining plc, managing the process that led to the company’s acquisition.

David Pelham - Board

Non-Executive Director

David is a mineral geologist with over 35 years global exploration experience. He has overseen the discovery & 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 & uranium. These new discoveries add up to over 100 Moz of gold equivalent.

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.  Paul co-founded Lionhead Capital Partners, a principal investment firm that invests private capital into attractive long-term opportunities.  Paul is currently the head of resources strategy & a partner at Lionhead.

Bert Monro - Management

Business Development

In mid-2019 Bert stepped down from his position as Non-Executive Director to fill the newly created position of ‘Business Development’ for Cora Gold. As such Bert works closely with the Board of Directors to progress Cora’s strategy of gold exploration in Mali, alongside the advancement of the Sanankoro Gold Project. Bert performs this role alongside his responsibilities at Hummingbird Resources Plc (‘Hummingbird’), a substantial shareholder in the Cora Gold. He has worked for Hummingbird for over a decade & is currently Head of Business Development. Hummingbird has over 6Moz of gold resources in West Africa & an operational gold mine in Mali.

Craig Banfield - Management

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

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 focused groups.