Management

Hugh Martin McCullough (aged 67), Director

Hugh McCullough has over 40 years’ experience in gold and base metal exploration, principally in Ireland, Ghana and Mali. Having previously worked as a project geologist, in 1982 he became chief executive of Glencar Mining plc, a public company listed on the IEX (of the Dublin Stock Exchange) and AIM. Mr. McCullough was responsible for the management, financing and strategy of Glencar for over 27 years until Glencar was taken over by Gold Fields Limited in September 2009. During his time at Glencar, Mr. McCullough was involved in a number of multi million ounce gold discoveries and oversaw the development of certain gold deposits from exploration to production. Mr. McCullough is a Professional Geologist and holds an Honours degree in Geology from University College Dublin and the degree of Barrister-at-Law from the King’s Inns, Dublin. In 1994 he was appointed by the then Irish Minister for Energy to the National Minerals Policy Review Group to review Irish Minerals Policy and to make recommendations to the Minister for the reform of the fiscal and regulatory policy for the mining industry in Ireland.

Kieran Harrington (aged 54), Director
Kieran Harrington is a geologist with 30 years of experience and expertise in gold exploration, mine development, project evaluation and project management, with particular experience and past success in exploration of gold deposits in West Africa and Europe. He joined Glencar Mining plc in 1992 as a senior geologist where he was involved in the discovery of a major commercial mine in Ghana (Wassa) and the more recent discovery of the Komana Deposit in Southern Mali. He left Glencar as Technical Director on its acquisition by Gold Fields Limited in 2009. Prior to joining Glencar, Mr. Harrington worked with Tara Prospecting Ltd and Burmin Exploration and Development Ltd. Mr. Harrington is a Professional Geologist holding an Honours degree in Geology from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Christopher Muller (aged 41), Country Manager and Chief Geologist
Chris MullerChris Muller has over 15 years of experience in exploration and mine geology in a number of developing nations. Prior to joining the Group in November 2011, he held a managerial role with Morobe Mining Joint Ventures, the joint venture between Harmony Gold and Newcrest Mining in PNG where he led the Nambonga Porphyry and Golpu West/Golpu Deeps discovery team. He was responsible for the discovery hole in the Golpu West porphyry deposit. He has specific experience in Borneo, Mongolia and PNG in the design and implementation of geochemical sampling and geophysical programmes. Prior to joining Morobe Mining Joint Ventures he worked as a geologist for Allied Gold Limited in PNG, Ivanhoe Mines Limited in Mongolia, China and Indonesia and Glencar Mining plc in Ghana. Mr. Muller has a PhD in Tectonics/Biogeography of Indo-Pacific using  Rhopaloceran genetics, a High First Class honours degree from the Centre of Ore Deposit Research at the University of Tasmania and a Bachelor of Science degree from Macquarie University.