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.
In January 2020 Bert was appointed CEO & re-appointed a director of Cora, having previously stepped down from being a non-executive director in mid-2019 to fill a newly created position of Business Development. Until December 2019 Bert was Head of Business Development at Hummingbird Resources Plc (‘Hummingbird’; AIM:HUM), a substantial shareholder in Cora, where he had worked for over a decade. Hummingbird has over 6Moz of gold resources in West Africa & an operational gold mine in Mali.
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. David is also a non-executive director of Oriole Resources PLC (AIM: ORR).
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.
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). Jon is Cora’s Head of Exploration, having stepped down from his roles as Chief Executive Officer & a director in January 2020.
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.