Board of Directors
Mark Calderwood (Non-Executive Chairman)
Mark Calderwood is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has 20 years’ experience in exploring for and mining gold. He is experienced in resource/reserve estimation and feasibility studies. He was Managing Director of Perseus Mining Ltd for more than 10 years and has been intimately involved with the Kyrgyz mineral properties.
Stephen Ross (Managing Director)
BSc (Geol), GDipAppFin (FINSIA), MAusIMM, FFin
Stephen Ross has worked for more than 17 years in the minerals industry in geological consulting, business development and corporate positions. Before joining Manas he was the Managing Director of Azumah Resources Limited, a gold exploration company based in Ghana.
Mr. Ross has previously held a business development and technical management position based in Kazakhstan, where he assessed projects for acquisition throughout the former Soviet Union and Russia. He has also held a senior geological management position whilst based in West Africa, and has been involved with a corporate firm where he was a resource analyst.
He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. Mr Ross is a former non-executive director of ASX listed Central Asia Resources Limited.
Mr. Ross was appointed Managing Director on 3 March 2008.
Colin Carson (Non-Executive Director)
CPA FCIS MAICD
Colin Carson has been involved as a director of many Australian public companies since the 1980s and is an executive director of Perseus Mining Ltd. He is experienced with taxation and mining laws in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Mark Connelly (Non-Executive Director)
Mark Connelly has been involved with the mining industry since the mid-1980s’. In 2007, Mr Connelly was appointed as an executive director and chief operating officer of ASX-listed Adamus Resources Limited, a West African gold development company, and was instrumental in its transition to a gold producer. He was subsequently appointed as managing director and chief executive officer of Adamus. Following Adamus’s merger with Canadian-listed Endeavour Mining Corporation, Mr Connelly was appointed chief operating officer of the merged entity. In November 2012, Mr Connelly was appointed as managing director and chief executive officer of ASX-listed Papillon Resources Limited and also serves as non-executive director of Ausdrill Limited.
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 director of Melbourne-based corporate advisory house Halcyon Corporate Pty Ltd, and 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, Mr Lewis was Chief Executive of London-listed investment banking group Blue Oar Plc.