Management & Directors
Mr. Anthony Pickett
Mr Anthony (Tony) Pickett was born in the UK in February 1948. He spent his early life in Kenya, and in 1974, settled in New Zealand. In 1979 he was admitted to the New Zealand Institute of Management .Tony moved to Australia in 1988. Since then, he has been involved with the mining industry as a consultant, supporting an ERP system for mining clients, and in 1998 joined Waratah Investments Ltd as Chief Operating Officer, and is now an Officer or Director of Waratah’s many subsidiaries.
Tony joined the board of Armadillo Resources Ltd as a non-executive Director from 2011 to 2013, and then joined the board of Mediterranean Resources Ltd as a non-executive Director from 2014 to 2015.
Tony brings a wealth of knowledge of the mining industry to the board, including project funding methods, acquisition of concessions and their associated deals, and Royalty agreements. He also has an in-depth knowledge of the Mining Acts in Ghana and Guinea. Our company believes that Mr. Pickett’s professional background experience give him the qualifications and skills necessary to serve as a Non-director of our company.
Mr. Ronald Renne BA (Hons)
Director & CEO
Ronald Renne was appointed to the board in November 2017 and has over 10 years of experience in the banking sector and managing information technology resources. Mr. Renne has strong African and European ties that have contributed to his excellent understanding of business, culture and language in West Africa – his skill set brings a significant asset to the company. He has worked at HFC bank in London and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Mr. Renne graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000, with a BA Hons. He is also qualified in all aspects of retail banking, which allowed him to practice banking services in the United Kingdom. Mr Renne has also held the position of Chairman of the Board at Blox, Inc. since February 2014.
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Mr. Robert Ironside
Mr. Ironside is currently retiring from a position as Finance Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC, a position he has held since 2008. Robert has a long history in both the corporate and the academic world. He was a corporate account manager for two of Canada’s largest banks, a contract administrator for an international manufacturing company, a VP Corporate Development for a TSX listed public oil company and president of a private eLearning company. Robert was the primary force behind developing the concept that went public on the TSX as Trilogy Resource Corporation. He was a co-founder and Director of Primeline Capital Corp., a Capital Pool Corporation.
Mr. Charles Addison
Mr. Charles Addison has worked as an Accountant since 2002, resulting in the accumulation of nineteen years of experience in the accounting profession to date. He has acquired extensive experience exclusively in the gold exploration industry in the last twelve years and has a solid reputation for executing and achieving results. He has held positions such as Accountant, and Chief Finance Officer in his previous endeavours.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with specific emphasis on Accountancy studies and has recently completed his Master’s Degree in Accounting and Finance and is awaiting certification.
Mr. Simon Meadows Smith
Mr. Meadows Smith is a graduate of the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor of Science (Honors) Geology. Currently based in Accra, Ghana, Mr. Meadows Smith has over twelve years experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry. He was instrumental in the discovery of the Homase gold deposit (current gold resource of 500,000 oz) which is located thirty-five kilometers to the south of the Adumasa Project and fifteen kilometers to the north of the Obuasi Mine. Mr. Meadows-Smith has supervised Ashanti Sankofa’s exploration activities in Ghana since April, 2002.