Senior Management

Steve Tainton

Steve Tainton

General Manager

B.Sc. Geology (Hons)

Steve was appointed to the Board on 8 October 2013. He is a geologist by profession with over 30 years’ experience in the exploration and mining sector of Africa, with a particular focus on South Africa and gold. Whilst he has spent most of his career in South Africa, he has been involved with the evaluation of projects in some 27 different countries involving a variety of commodities. Having started his career with Johannesburg Consolidated Investments Limited, he has held various positions in management, from exploration to business development, which culminated in his holding the position of Executive Director of the JSE listed company Western Areas Limited, prior to the sale thereof to Gold Fields Limited. At Gold Fields Steve held the position of Senior Consultant Strategy responsible for Gold Fields’ SA Region, and more specifically their deep level gold mines, South Deep, Kloof, Driefontein and Beatrix. Thereafter, he joined Partners in Performance, a Sydney based consultancy group, which focuses on Business Improvement.

Colin Sinclair

Colin Sinclair

Exploration Manager - Chile

B.Sc Geology (Hons); M.Sc.

Colin has over 40 years’ experience in exploration and mine geology in Africa, Middle East, South America and Australia, including 5 years in Chile (1992 to 1997) as a Managing Geologist. He has held senior geological and managerial positions, including General Manager South America for North Limited, Project Manager North Parkes Project for North Limited and Chief Geologist Ashanti Goldfields, Ghana. Colin is widely experienced in base and precious metal geology, particularly in copper and gold. His experience covers major deposits, various treatment processes and ranges from initial exploration through feasibility studies to operating mines.

Philip Killen

Philip Killen

Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary

B.Maths; B.Com; CPA.

Philip is a finance professional with 20 years’ experience in the mining and exploration sector. Philip was appointed in 2009 following the acquisition by Metminco of a 36.5% interest in Hampton Mining Limited. Prior to joining Metminco his senior executive roles in the resources sector included Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary of Hampton Mining Limited, principal of CPK Consulting, Financial Controller of Plutonic Resources Limited and Chief Financial Officer of Otter Gold Mines Limited. Previously he was with the Caltex Group for over 10 years in various senior finance, commercial, audit and technology roles located in Australia and overseas. His experience includes financial modelling to support bankable feasibility studies, development of funding strategies, treasury, corporate governance and compliance, and implementation of commercial systems.