Management

Tim McCutcheon

CEO and Director

Mr. McCutcheon is a capital markets professional and mining corporate manager with over 20 years of international business experience. He worked in multiple financial institutions such as Bear Stearns, Aton Capital and Pioneer Investments as an award-winning metals and mining sector analyst and as an investment banker. In 2006 he was a founder of DBM Capital Partners, a boutique mining resource merchant bank with AUM of $130M and $100M completed M&A before being sold to a UK-based hedge fund in 2009. Since 2009, Mr. McCutcheon has been a director/CEO of several public Emerging Markets mining resource companies with assets in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Slovakia and Ghana. Mr. McCutcheon in 2012 – 2013 served as CEO of Abzu Gold, a Kinross earn-in partner in Ghana, and successfully turned the company around with a refinancing package, new investor base and corporate restructuring. Mr. McCutcheon attended Columbia University, where he received his BA and MBA.


Paul Klipfel

COO and Chief Geologist

Dr. Klipfel has 35 years of gold exploration leadership and project development experience in North America, South America, Australia, South Pacific, Africa, and Asia working for major and junior explorers. He has been a contributor to the discovery process on several major gold deposits including Las Cristinas, Venezuela (>12 Moz); Musselwhite, Ontario, Canada (>5 Moz); Esaase, Ghana (>5 Moz); Livengood, Alaska, USA (>10 Moz). Dr. Klipfel was President of Abzu Gold from 2010 – 2013, working in Ghana on the development of gold properties, including in the Ashanti belt area. Dr. Klipfel has graduate degrees from the Colorado School of Mines and from the University of Idaho, as well as a doctorate degree from the Colorado School of Mines.


Andrew Aitchison

Consulting Geologist

Mr. Aitchison has 28 years of mining, exploration and project development experience in Australia, Turkey, Ghana, Russia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Canada, Burkina Faso, Chile and Peru. Mr. Aitchison has held senior and management positions with Rio Tinto (CRAE), Newmont and private mining groups. He was Manager Mineral Resources and Mine Planning for Goldfields in Ghana. Andrew's career highlights include 4 Moz gold discovery at the Kluchevskoye project in Russia and 2.3 Moz PGM discovery at the Kondyor project in Russia. Andrew has a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc) with majors in geology, chemistry and mathematics, from the University of Newcastle and is currently completing an MBA.


Jacqueline Collins

Corporate Secretary
Ms. Collins is a Securities/Corporate Finance Paralegal with over 25 years’ experience as a legal administrator, corporate secretary and paralegal at both independent and national law firms, and with public resource companies.

Ann Fehr

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Fehr is a chartered professional accountant with over 15 years’ experience in senior management and has worked in the mining sector since 2007.

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