Directors and Management
Mark Calderwood (Executive Chairman)
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 currently a Non-Executive Director of Amani Gold and the Managing Director of aspiring lithium producer, Tawana Resources NL.
Mr Philip Reese (Chief Executive Officer)
Philip Reese currently holds the position of CEO at Manas. Philip is a metallurgist who, prior to joining Manas in 2011, worked as an independent consultant active in engineering, construction and troubleshooting for several mining projects, including with MIM and BHP. More recently he was engaged by Sino Gold Mining Ltd to manage the construction and commissioning of its Jinfeng Project in China along with a number of other Chinese mine development projects for Sino Gold and Eldorado Gold Mining Ltd.
Philip was subsequently appointed COO at Manas based in the Kyrgyz Republic where he was instrumental managing the development of the Shambesai Gold Project from the initial scoping study through to completion of all major project permitting and its subsequent sale.
Justin Lewis (Non-Executive Director)
Justin Lewis has more than 20 years’ experience as a director and advisor, working with companies across a range of industries and jurisdictions. He is a Principal of Melbourne-based corporate advisory house Henslow, and formerly a Director of Armadale Capital Plc, a London-listed company focused on investing in African-based resources.
He has extensive experience working with small to mid-cap corporates in both Australia and the UK in the resources and energy sectors, specialising in equity raisings, M&A activity and general corporate advisory. As Executive Chairman of AIM and ASX listed Beacon Hill Resources Plc, he led the development and financing of an African-based coal mining group. Prior to moving to Australia, Justin was Chief Executive of London-listed investment banking group Blue Oar Plc.
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.