The Board of Directors comprises Non-Executive Chairman Kevin Tomlinson, Managing Director Archie Koimtsidis, Executive Director Malik Easah and Non-Executive Directors Mark Connelly and Simon Jackson.
Mr Tomlinson possesses over 30 years’ experience in Mining and Finance within the Toronto, Australian and London Stock markets. Mr Tomlinson was previously Managing Director of Investment Banking at Westwind Partners/Stifel Nicolaus raising equity and providing corporate advice.
Mr Tomlinson has extensive experience in development and financing of mining projects internationally. Previous Directorships include Centamin Plc, an Egyptian gold producer, Orbis Gold, a Burkina Faso gold developer and Medusa Mining, a Philippines gold producer.
Archie Koimtsidis (MBA)
Mr Archie Koimtsidis has for the last 20 years been involved in all facets of gold exploration, discovery, production and refining in West Africa and South America.
His most recent appointment prior to joining Cardinal was as the Deputy Country Manager of Ghana for PMI Gold Limited a joint TSXV and ASX listed company. During this time he was responsible for all field operational matters including coordination of exploration, drilling programs and human resource management relating to that Company’s projects in Ghana.
Mr Koimtsidis has been instrumental in acquiring the Ghanaian projects on behalf of Cardinal and has a unique knowledge and understanding of geopolitical and operational matters relating to resource projects in West Africa.
Mr Malik Easah is the principal of a successful alluvial mining operation in the North West Adansi Gold Obotan concession and is currently developing additional payable gold permits within the Ashanti and Nangodi Gold belts of Ghana.
Malik specializes in the manufacture of alluvial gold wash plants and recovery equipment and is regarded as an authority in the development of alluvial mining operations in Ghana.
Malik is a resident in Ghana.
Mr Connelly is the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Papillon Resources Limited, a Mali-based gold developer which recently merged with Vancouver-based B2Gold Corp in a US$570 million deal.
Previously he was Chief Operating Officer of Endeavour Mining Corporation following its merger with Adamus Resources Limited where he was Managing Director and CEO.
Mr Connelly has more than 27 years of experience in the mining industry, and has held senior executive positions with Newmont Mining Corporation and Inmet Mining Corporation. He has extensive experience in financing, development, construction and operation of mining projects in a variety of commodities including gold, base metals and other resources in West Africa, Australia, North America and Europe.
Simon Jackson BCom, FCA
Simon Jackson is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years gold industry experience in Australia and Africa.
Mr Jackson was the Vice President Corporate Development and formerly the Chief Financial Officer for Red Back Mining Inc prior to its takeover by Kinross Gold Corporation in September 2010. He was an integral part of the senior management team that saw Red Back's market capitalisation grow from C$40 million in 2004 upon listing on TSX to over C$9 billion on takeover. While at Red Back, the management team financed, developed and constructed mines in Ghana and Mauritania which today produce over 300,000 ounces of gold per year.
Mr Jackson is currently MD and CEO of Beadell Resources Ltd (ASX: BDR), Non-Executive Director of Sarama Resources Ltd (TSXV: SWA) and Chairman of Orca Gold Inc. (TSXV: ORG). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, initially spending 8 years with KPMG.
Mr Jackson resides in Perth, Western Australia.
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