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Directors and Management

 Mr. Alan Campbell (Chairman and Non-Executive Director)

Mr Campbell is a Geologist, with extensive experience and knowledge in the resources sector built over a career spanning more than 30 years in mineral exploration. He was Managing Director of Papillon Resources from December 2009 to May 2012, leading the team which discovered the 5Moz Fekola gold deposit in Mali before Papillon’s merger with B2Gold in 2014. Mr Campbell has worked and lived in Africa, Asia and Australia, having held senior roles and directorships in major and junior companies, including Anglo American and the De Beers Group.

Mr. Chris MacKenzie (Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Chris MacKenzie is a Chartered Geologist (Geological Society of London) and an experienced mining executive with over 25 years of industry experience, across a number of mineral commodities from target generation and exploration to mining, in a range of management roles. He has extensive experience throughout Africa but has also worked on projects in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Mr. MacKenzie holds a BSc. (Honours) Degree in Geology from Portsmouth University, UK and an MSc. Degree in Exploration Geology from Rhodes University, South Africa.

Mr. MacKenzie’s was previously founder of TSX-listed Helio Resource Corp., where he served as Executive Chairman and later as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director. In a 12 year career at Helio, he was responsible for identification and development of that company’s gold projects in Namibia and Tanzania as well as assessing numerous other projects in other countries. In 2006 he led Helio into Tanzania and was responsible for the acquisition and advancement of the SMP gold project from grass-roots to NI 43-101 compliant resource and PEA (>1.2 Moz Au). Mr. MacKenzie was also instrumental in securing the strategic investment by the World Bank (International Finance Corporation) in Helio during 2010. Mr. MacKenzie was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Manas in July 2018.

Susmit Shah (Non-Executive Director)

Susmit Shah is a chartered accountant with more than 25 years' experience.  Over the past 20 years, Mr Shah has been involved with a diverse range of Australian listed public companies in company secretarial and financial roles.  His experience includes negotiation and conduct of mining joint ventures, public flotations and mergers and acquisitions.  Mr Shah is also a Director of  Amani Gold Limited.

Mark Calderwood (Non Executive Director)

Mark Calderwood is a Chartered Professional Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has 30 years’ experience in gold exploration and mining, resource/reserve estimation and feasibility studies. Previously, Mark spent more than a decade with Mt Edon Gold Mines, before moving onto Border Gold, a junior gold explorer which later became Moto Gold Mines. In 1995 he moved to Ghana to run gold explorer Leo Shield Exploration NL’s Ghana office. Leo Shield ultimately became Perseus Mining in 2003.

Mark was Managing Director of Perseus Mining from its inception until January 2013 and steered the company from explorer status to a +200,000oz per year gold producer. Mark is the former Chairman of Manas Resources, Non-Executive Director of Amani Gold and the Managing Director of lithium producer Tawana Resources.

David Kelly (Non-Executive Director)

David Kelly is a geologist and experienced company director. Currently as General Manager of Corporate Strategy at ASX-listed gold miner Resolute Mining Limited, David is responsible for strategic business analysis and project evaluation. Mr Kelly has served in various senior executive roles in the resources sector for the last 30 years including as a geologist, investment banker, and corporate advisor. David is currently a Non-Executive Director of Predictive Discovery Limited and has previously served as a Director of Ridge Resources Limited, Renaissance Minerals Limited and Pacific Ore Limited.

 
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