/ Ticker: GDP / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining & Exploration11 August 2014
('' or 'the Company')
, the AIM listed gold producer in , is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr to the Board of as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. This new Director appointment is in line with the Company's strategy of strengthening its Board as it continues to build on its position as the market leader of gold recovery in .
Gerard has built an expansive career in the mining and related financial industry, spanning over 28 years. After graduating as a Mining Engineer in in 1987, Gerard gained extensive experience working in various management positions for a number of the larger South African mining companies, including and the gold division of . During this time he worked on gold, platinum and coal mines primarily in and also in and .
Gerard subsequently spent 17 years in the financial markets, including five years as a mining equity analyst and 12 years in mining corporate finance. He has worked in and the for banks including JPMorganChase, . Gerard has extensive experience in IPOs, capital raisings, M&A transactions and deals covering a great diversity of commodities and geographic locations. He also has experience in nomad and broker and advisory roles. He has worked extensively in , particularly , Western and , the , Far East, and . After returning to as a Managing Director with in 2009, Gerard left the banking industry and joined Peterstow Aquapower, a mining technology development company, as CEO in 2011, before accepting a position in 2012 with , a privately owned -based gold exploration company with assets in and , as President and CEO.
Chairman said, "I have great pleasure in welcoming Gerard to the Board. He has a rare combination of extensive experience in mining coupled with a technical understanding of international regulatory and corporate finance requirements, which will be invaluable to ."
Mr , aged 52, currently holds or has held the following directorships and partnerships in the last five years:
There is no other information that is required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
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, is an AIM-listed, debt free gold recovery services company with two market leading operations in and . The Company's strategy is focussed on utilising its robust cash flow generated from flagship gold recovery operations in to self-fund sustainable growth and expansion of niche gold recovery business model. The Company also has a small gold mining and exploration portfolio in , and and is evaluating various opportunities to create value or monetise these assets.Notes:
|Current directorships||Past directorships|
|Aurigin Resources Inc.Ethiopian Gold Exploration Limited Kindergoed Investments (Pty) Limited Ogendo Gold Limited ||2328438 Ontario Inc. Aurigin Resources Limited Benzu Gold LimitedPeterstow Aquapower (Pty) Limited|
|, CEO||Tel: +27 (82) 671 2078|
|/ ||SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP||Tel: +44 (0) 20 3463 2260|
|/Justin McKeegan ||VSA Capital||Tel: + 44 (0)20 3005 5000|
|/||St Brides Media & Finance Ltd||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177|
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