Chief Operating Officer
Lyndon Hopkins is a geologist with more than 30 years’ experience in gold exploration, development and production. Mr Hopkins was Chief Operating Officer of Equigold NL’s Ivory Coast operations and managed the in-country aspects of the project development and feasibility study for the Bonikro Gold Mine which commenced production in 2008. More recently, he was Mine Manager for the construction of Regis Resources Ltd’s Rosemont Gold Mine.
He has been involved with numerous gold operations in Australia and Africa in various roles with Equigold and Regis.
Chief Development Officer
Matthew Wilcox directly manages the construction of West African’s Sanbrado Gold Mine. Mr Wilcox is highly experienced in the gold mining construction industry in West Africa, having spent the past eight years working for Nord Gold SE, which operates nine gold mines globally, including three mines in Burkina Faso and one mine in Guinea. Mr Wilcox was Project Director for the construction of Nord Gold’s 4Mtpa Bissa Gold Project and 8Mtpa Bouly Gold Project, both located in Burkina Faso. He was General Manager of the 6Mtpa LEFA Gold Project in Guinea, and most recently was Project Director for the construction of the 12Mtpa Gross Gold Project in Siberia, Russia. Mr Wilcox also worked with engineering firms Lycopodium and Minproc based in Perth. He holds Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry) and Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) degrees from Curtin University, Perth.
Chief Financial Officer
Padraig O’Donoghue has extensive experience in the mining industry and has held CFO and Company Secretarial positions with several private and ASX listed mining and contracting companies, including Consolidated Rutile, VDM, Navigator, Jabiru and Barminco. Mr O’Donoghue’s career has included roles with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Vancouver Canada and with Placer Dome and Barrick in senior management and operational positions in Australia and internationally. Mr O’Donoghue holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada and is a Chartered Accountant.
Burkina Faso General Manager of Administration
Over 30 years experience in security and over 15 years in mining roles in West Africa. He has held senior management positions including Director of Security for Nord Gold’s Burkina operations, and as alternate General Manager at the Bissa Gold Mine. He is a former Officer with the French Military and French Foreign Legion.