Management

Chris Jordaan

Chris Jordaan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jordaan has 30 years of international processing and mining industry experience. He has extensive management and operations expertise at global senior and mid-tier mining companies. Mr. Jordaan was most recently with Newcrest Mining Ltd., Australia's largest gold miner, as Programme Director for transformation of PNG operations, General Manager of Lihir Gold Mine, one of the world's largest gold mines and Chief Performance Officer. Prior to that, he was the CEO of International Ferro Metals Limited, an LSE listed chrome mining and smelting company. Mr. Jordaan holds a Masters degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration. 

Paul Olmsted

Paul Olmsted

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Olmsted has been an executive in the gold mining industry for the past 15 years and has been active in the mining industry for 30 years. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at IAMGOLD Corp. From 2003 to 2014 Paul was responsible for IAMGOLD's acquisition and divestiture program to achieve its strategic growth objectives. He was instrumental in the technical evaluation, financial analysis and structuring for the significant corporate transactions undertaken during his tenure. In 1996, Mr. Olmsted joined Repadre Capital Corp., a royalty resource company, and was responsible for corporate development activities until IAMGOLD's acquisition of the company in 2003. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Olmsted was part of Bank of Nova Scotia’s corporate lending group specializing in mining finance. Mr. Olmsted holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering and an MBA.

Russell Cole

Russell Cole

General Manager Plutonic and Vice President Operations

Mr. Cole is an experienced General Manager with over 30 years' experience in Gold, Nickel, Tin, Coal and Construction, managing mine operations, feasibility studies and start up projects including open cut and underground mines. Mr. Cole was most recently with Newcrest Mining Ltd., as Head of Mining.  Prior to that, he was with Metals X, Kirkland Lake (previously Newmarket Gold), Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, Gold Fields, Barrick Gold, Plutonic Resources and Western Mining Corporation.  He graduated from WA School of Mines as a Mining Engineer and has a First Class Mine Managers Certificate and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. He currently is on the Board of Examiners for Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety and also Deputy Chair on the Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame.

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