Management & Directors

Ronald Renne   |   Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mr. Renne moved into the role of Chairman of the Board in February 2014. Mr. Renne has guided the company from inception and through its change of management and has been instrumental in cementing the new board and senior management members into a unified and focused unit. He has over 10-years of experience in the banking sector and managing information technology resources. Mr. Renne has strong African and European ties that have contributed to his excellent understanding of business, culture and language in West Africa - a significant asset to the company. He has worked at HFC bank in London and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Mr. Renne graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000, with a BA Hons. He is also qualified in all aspects of retail banking, which allowed him to practice banking services in the United Kingdom.

Tony Pickett   |   Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Anthony (Tony) Pickett was born in the UK in February 1948. He spent his early life in Kenya, and in 1974, settled in New Zealand. In 1979 he was admitted to the New Zealand Institute of Management. Tony moved to Australia in 1988. Since then, he has been involved with the mining industry as a consultant, supporting an ERP system for mining clients, and in 1998 joined Waratah Investments Ltd as Chief Operating Officer, and is now an Officer or Director of Waratah’s many subsidiaries.

Tony joined the board of Armadillo Resources Ltd as a non-executive Director from 2011 to 2013, and then joined the board of Mediterranean Resources Ltd as a non-executive Director from 2014 to 2015. He joined the board of Ashanti Sankofa Inc as a non-executive Director in Q3 of 2020.

Tony brings a wealth of knowledge of the mining industry to the board, including project funding methods, acquisition of concessions and their associated deals, and Royalty agreements. He also has an in-depth knowledge of the Mining Acts in Ghana and Guinea. Our company believes that Mr. Pickett’s professional background experience gives him the qualifications and skills necessary to serve as a Non-director of our company.

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