Proven Management Team
Embracing the cyclical nature of the mining sector

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Who We Are

Board

David Netherway

David Netherway

Non-Executive Chairman

David is a mining engineer with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. David was involved in the construction and development of the New Liberty, Iduapriem, Siguiri, Samira Hill and Kiniero gold mines in West Africa and has mining experience in Africa, Australia, China, Canada, India and the Former Soviet Union. David served as the CEO of Shield Mining until its takeover by Gryphon Minerals, prior to that he was the CEO of Toronto listed Afcan Mining Corporation, a China focused gold mining company that was sold to Eldorado Gold in 2005. He was also the Chairman of Afferro Mining which was acquired by IMIC in 2013. David has held senior management positions in a number of mining companies including Golden Shamrock Mines, Ashanti Goldfields and Semafo Inc. He is a former director of Altus Resource Capital, Altus Global Gold, African Aura Mining, Afferro Mining, Avesoro Resources and Kilo Goldmines. Mr. Netherway is currently the non-executive Chairman of Canyon Resources [ASX: CAY] and Kore Potash [ASX, AIM & JSE: KP2].

Steven Poulton

Steven Poulton

Chief Executive

Steven is the Chief Executive and co-founder of Altus Strategies and a director of its exploration subsidiaries. He holds an Honours degree in Geology from Southampton University and a Master's degree in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines. He started his career with Mano River in 1998, joining the board in 2007. In 2002 he co-founded and was Chief Executive of Ariana Resources, a gold producer in Turkey which listed on AIM in 2005 [AIM: AAU]. In 2004 he founded and was interim Chairman of African Aura Resources which listed on the TSX-V in 2008 and which through its merger with Mano River in 2009 created African Aura Mining. In 2011 African Aura Mining was divested into Afferro Mining, which was acquired by IMIC in 2013 for approximately US$200m, and west African gold producer Avesoro Resources (formerly Aureus Mining) [TSX/AIM: ASO]. In 2007 he was a founding non-executive director of west Africa focused diamond development company Stellar Diamonds. Stellar listed on AIM by way of a reverse takeover of West African Diamonds in 2010 and was acquired by Newfield Resources [ASX:NWF] in 2018. In 2008 Altus co-founded and Steven was joint Investment Manager to Altus Resource Capital, a five year closed-ended investment fund, focused on junior resource equities. Altus Resource Capital listed on the LSE in 2009 and by 2011 had approximately US$150m of assets under management. He is a director of Aegis Asset Management and a co-founder of industry networking groups 'The Oxford Mining Club' and 'Resource IQ'. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a member of the Association of Mining Analysts.

Matthew Grainger

Matthew Grainger

Executive Director

Matthew is an Executive Director and co-founder of Altus Strategies and a director of its exploration subsidiaries. He holds an Honours degree in Earth Science from Anglia Ruskin University and a Master's degree in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines. Matthew joined Cambridge Mineral Resources in 1999 and in 2002 he co-founded Ariana Resources which listed on AIM in 2005 [AIM: AAU]. In 2006 he joined African Aura Resources as Chief Operating Officer which listed on the TSX-V in 2008 and, through its merger with Mano River in 2009, created African Aura Mining, which in 2011 was divested into Afferro Mining which was acquired by IMIC in 2013 and gold producer Avesoro Resources (formerly Aureus Mining) [TSE/AIM: ASO]. Matthew is a director of Aegis Holdings and a co-founder of industry networking groups The Oxford Mining Club and Resource IQ.

Robert 'Woody' Milroy

Robert 'Woody' Milroy

Non-Executive Director

Robert is Chairman of Milroy Capital Ltd a family investment company that manages various private equity investments in natural resources, engineering, renewable energy and commercial real estate. He has over 40 years of operational experience either as an owner or senior manager in the investment, mining and petroleum industries. He was a founding and Managing Director of the Corazon Capital Group; a Guernsey regulated investment management and stockbroking company for 14 years until its takeover by Canaccord Genuity in 2010. In addition, he was the Managing Director of Eagle Drilling, a drilling firm that specialised in hard rock core drilling in Central and Western Africa. Currently he is a Non-Executive Director of the Energy Venture Funds III, IV, V, Chairman of the Zeropex Group Ltd a water engineering firm. Previously he was a Non-Executive Director of Altus Resource Capital, Altus Global Gold and Genuity Energy a UK onshore oil and gas exploration firm. Robert is also a noted speaker and financial author, having written the Standard & Poor's Guides to Offshore Investment Funds. Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba in 1971. He is a Member of the Association of Mining Analysts, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain and Institute of Directors.

Michael Winn

Michael Winn

Non-Executive Director

Michael is President of Seabord Capital Corp. which provides investment analysis and financial services to companies operating in the energy and mining sectors. Michael is also President of Seabord Services Corp., a Canadian company providing management and regulatory services to private & public mining companies. He worked as an analyst for Global Resource Investments Ltd. from 1993 to 1997 where he specialized in the evaluation of emerging oil and gas and mining companies, and has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1983 and the mining industry since 1992. Michael is currently a director and officer of several TSX-V and NYSE listed companies operating in Canada, Latin America, Europe and Africa. He holds a B.S. in Geology from the University of Southern California.

Karim Nasr

Karim Nasr

Non-Executive Director

Mr Karim Nasr is the Chief Executive of La Mancha Group. La Mancha, the holding company of the La Mancha Group, is a privately held gold mining investment company with a portfolio of gold mining assets in West Africa. He is also a director of TSX-listed Golden Star Resources Ltd, a company in which La Mancha has a 34.4% equity interest. Karim joined La Mancha as its Chief Financial Officer in 2018. Prior to La Mancha, Karim was the CEO and CIO of Digital World Capital (DWC), an FCA regulated investment manager investing globally and across the capital structure in Telecom and Media companies. At DWC, Karim was in charge of the investment strategy and risk management for the DWC Cross Com Fund on a discretionary basis and of the special situation investments and debt restructuring advisory practice for private clients on a non-discretionary basis.

Prior to DWC, Karim was in charge of Corporate Finance for Wind Telecom, one of the largest mobile operators by subscribers, and member of the group's Executive and Investment Committees. From 2001 to 2011, Karim led over 225 financing and investment projects in the telecom sector. He closed US$68 billion in debt and equity financings, US$67 billion in M&A, managed up to US$30 billion in liabilities, and closed major landmark debt restructuring deals. Karim joined Wind Telecom in 2000, first serving within the business development group of Orascom Telecom, where he participated in the acquisition of greenfield licenses, and successful operational launch of 6 wireless operators. Karim served on the boards of Wind Telecom (Italy), Wind Telecomunicazioni (Italy), Wind Hellas (Greece), Telecel Globe (Sub Saharan Africa), as well as on the board of most of the group's holding and financing companies. From 1996 to 1999, Karim was the CEO of Anzima s.a.l., a Lebanese IT consulting and software firm. He started his career in 1995 at An-Nahar s.a.l., a Lebanese print media group. Karim holds a Masters in Management from the University of Paris IX Dauphine with a major in Finance. He is fluent in English, Arabic and French.


Management

Martin Keylock

Martin Keylock

CFO & Company Secretary

Martin has over 15 years’ experience in corporate accounting, having previously worked in the telecoms and architecture sectors, and most recently as Financial Controller at Velocys plc, a multinational, AIM-listed renewable fuels business. He has been a member of the ACCA since 2007, and holds an MA from the University of Glasgow.

Will Slater

Will Slater

VP Exploration

Will is a exploration geologist with over 10 years of experience across Africa on a range of commodities including gold, copper, iron and bauxite. He has been involved in the development of early stage projects from reconnaissance through to resource stage and beyond. His previous experience includes working on geotechnical and environmental aspects of major infrastructure projects in the UK. He holds a Master's degree in Applied Geology from the University of Leicester and is a fellow of the Geological Society of London.

Alister Hume

Alister Hume

Business Development Manager

Alister is an experienced investment and business development manager with over a decade of experience working in private equity and capital markets in the natural resources industry. He has gained international exposure to the sector through his roles as an investment advisor at Morgans, Australia’s largest corporate broker, an investment manager at The Sentient Group, a US$2.7b private equity fund focused on metals and mining, and as director of business development at KoBold Metals, a data science-led resource investment vehicle. Alister previously held board positions for East Africa Copper and Meridian Mining (TSXV: MNO). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) from Sydney University and has completed level I of the CFA programme in 2020. He is currently enrolled in level II.

Val Mitchell

Val Mitchell

Office & Finance Manager

Val Mitchell has a wealth of experience in administration and project management. Prior to joining Altus Strategies Ltd, Val held a senior position with responsibility for HR, Accounts and Project Management.
 


Advisers

David Miles

David Miles

Adviser

David is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a BSc in Geology who has over 20 years’ experience in a large multinational corporate environment, primarily with Cominco Ltd. While with Cominco, he held various positions in corporate finance including Exploration Controller, responsible for the financial reporting of the corporation's eight international exploration subsidiaries as well as reporting for Canadian based exploration. From 2002 to 2004, David was the corporate controller for Quest Capital Corp. (formerly Viceroy Resource Corporation). David is currently the CFO of TSX-V listed Lara Exploration Ltd. and was formerly the CFO of Legend Gold Corp. a TSX-V listed company which was acquired by Altus in January 2018. David was also formerly the CFO at the following TSX-V listed companies: Reservoir Minerals Inc. Revelo Resources Corp., Colombian Mines Corporation, Esperanza Resources Corp., Nevgold Resource Corp., Inca Pacific Resources Corp, Eurasian Minerals Inc., Sanu Resources Ltd., Prospector Consolidated Resources Inc., Standard Uranium Inc. and Alexco Resource Corp.

Demetrius Pohl

Demetrius Pohl

Technical Adviser

Demetrius is a consulting economic geologist who began his career in the West Australian nickel fields where he is credited with discovering the Dordie North nickel deposit for Anaconda Mining Inc. Since then Demetrius has worked for several major mining companies, including Esso Minerals, Chevron and BHP Billiton Ltd. in Australia, South America, and Africa where he was responsible for project generation, primarily for gold but also for base-metals. Demetrius was involved in the early identification and development of the Syama, Sadiola and Morila gold mines in Mali, Golden Pride in Tanzania, Essakan in Burkina Faso and Tongon in Cote d'Ivoire. He started a private exploration company, Sanu Resources Inc., in 1997, which went public in 2003 and in 2006 discovered the 30Mt Hambok massive sulphide copper zinc deposit in Eritrea. In 2008 Sanu was merged into NGEx Resources Inc., a Lundin Mining Corporation group company. Demetrius became VP Exploration of Corado Capital Corp, an exploration company spun out of NGEx in 2012. Corado was subsequently merged with Legend Gold Corp. in 2013 where he became VP Exploration. Legend was then acquired by Altus in January 2018. Demetrius is currently a director of Rhyolite Resources Inc., acts as a Qualified Professional for Revelo Resources Corp. and Atico Mining Corporation and is on the Advisory Board of Indigo Exploration Inc. Demetrius holds a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from Stanford University, has published research on epithermal 'bonanza' silver deposits in Peru at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where he held the position of Assistant Curator and teaching at Columbia University as an adjunct professor in Economic Geology.

Ambogo Guindo

Ambogo Guindo

Technical Adviser (Mali)

Ambogo has over 25 years' experience in gold exploration in Mali, where he was former government and United Nations Development Programme geologist. He was involved in the discovery and drillout of the Syama deposit for BHP Minerals International in 1987, and served with BHP for 12 years including two years in their San Francisco Head Office. Ambogo was VP Business Development at Legend Gold Corp. a TSX-V listed company which was acquired by Altus in January 2018. Previously Ambogo served as VP Exploration for North Atlantic Resources Ltd in 2002 prior to its acquisition by Legend Gold. He has been instrumental in acquiring and maintaining the properties held by Altus in Mali.


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