Board of Directors
Michael Fitzroy Somerset-Leeke
Non Executive Chairman
Michael Somerset-Leeke was formerly Chairman of Winchmore PLC, a quoted investment trust which developed a significant presence in the leisure sector. Prior to this Mr Somerset-Leeke was Senior Partner at Coni & Covington Stockbrokers.
Chief Executive Officer
David is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Papua Mining plc. and Non-Executive Chairman of Lionsgold plc. David is an experienced geologist and senior executive with +30 years of experience in the global mining industry and has over 20 years’ experience in securing funding for exploration projects. David holds the highest category of membership as a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) and is a Competent Person for Mineral Exploration under the guidelines of the JORC Code. David has previously held senior roles in both listed and private resource companies including CEO of Golden Tiger Mining Limited, CEO of Convergent Minerals Limited and Managing Director of Millennium Mining Limited.
Hugh Martin McCullough
Non Executive 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. Hugh 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, Hugh was involved in a number of multi million ounce gold discoveries and oversaw the development of certain gold deposits from exploration to production. Hugh 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.
Non Executive 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, Kieran worked with Tara Prospecting Ltd and Burmin Exploration and Development Ltd. Kieran is a Professional Geologist holding an Honours degree in Geology from the National University of Ireland, Galway.