Sam Coetzer, President & CEO
(for bio please see “Board of Directors” page)
Martin Raffield, Ph.D, Executive Vice President & COO
Over 25 years of experience managing underground mining operations across Canada and Africa. Most recently, Martin was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Golden Star, after joining Golden Star as Senior Vice President, Project Development and Technical Services. From June 2007 to 2011, Martin served as Principal Consultant and Practice Leader, SRK Consulting (US). Prior to SRK, he was Chief Engineer and Mine Superintendent at the Campbell Mine for Placer Dome Inc. Martin holds a Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of Wales and is a Professional Engineer registered in Ontario.
Rein Lehari C.P.A., Chief Financial Officer
Over 30 years experience in the mining industry as a chartered accountant and chartered business valuator and previously a partner with Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Timothy Campbell B.A. Hons., Executive Vice President and Secretary
Over 25 years corporate finance, regulatory compliance, going public transactions, permitting, government relations, community and First Nations consultation.
Shawn Howarth, MBA, B.Eng., Vice President Corporate Development
Over 15 years corporate finance, mining and capital markets experience. Formerly an investment banker with Standard Chartered Bank. Has worked with several public and private mining companies with a focus on corporate development activities.
Gordon Reed P.Eng, General Manager, Sugar Zone Mine
Over 35 years in the mining industry in a wide range of domestic and international base and precious metal operations. Primary focus has been on underground contracting and operations, incorporating safety, environmental, technical, planning, financial, regulatory and human factors as critical inputs.
Robert Kusins P.Geo., Resource Geologist
Over 35 years experience, underground mine geologist, geological database management, geological modelling and resource estimation. Including 10 years underground mine geologist manager, Hemlo Gold Mines.
John H Kita, P.Eng., Chief Mine Geologist
Over 30 years in the mining industry as a geological engineer with mineral production and advanced exploration experience and over a period of 15 years developed a specialization in narrow vein mining while serving as Chief Geologist at several narrow vein gold mines located in Ontario, Armenia, Tanzania and Venezuela. Mr. Kita has also authored several NI 43-101 resource reports and provided property evaluations.
George A. Flach, P.Geo., Independent Consultant
Mr. Flach has over 30 years experience in mineral exploration, credited with the discovery of the 20Moz Gold Fields Tarkwa, 4Moz Bogosu and 2Moz Benso mines in Ghana and the 2Moz Goulagou mine in Burkino Faso.