Advisors

Eric Ewen

Advisor to the Board

Mr. Ewen is a professional prospector. He graduated from the Haileybury School of Mines in Ontario in 1972, and has spent his entire career exploring for and finding gold and base metals in Canada, and West Africa. He first came to West Africa with Carlin Resources exploring for bedrock sources for diamonds, and later along with Godfried Kesse, the recently retired Director of the Ghana Geological Survey, in the year 2000 formed Goknet Mining Company Limited.

From 2005 to 2010 he was the Managing Director of Keegan Resources Ghana, where he was instrumental in acquiring the Bonte Gold mining lease – a former alluvial gold mining operation located just north of the Asanko Mine (Obotan). He commenced wide spread soil sampling lines prospecting for the bedrock source of the alluvial gold – and is credited with discovering and drilling off the Esaase gold deposit which is the subject of the Phase 2 expansion of the Asanko Gold mine. The geological resource base for the Esaase and Obotan projects is circa 11 million ounces of gold.


W.E. Jonah

Advisor to the Board

LLB/BA (Hons) Business Law

Mr. Jonah, LLB/BA (Hons), also known as Nana Prah Agyensaim VI, was born in Obuasi, Ghana. He is a Graduate of Metropolitan University of City of London and holds LLB/BA (Hons) in Business Law, a Barrister-at-Law and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Ghana. He is a Special Advisor to the Government of Ghana, a former Member of the Council of State (Presidential Advisory Board), Board Chairman of Perseus Mining Ghana Limited, Board Member of Maxam Mining Explosives and a Director of Ghacem Ghana Limited. He is currently a Special Advisor to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources. Mr. Jonah is a resident of Accra, Ghana.


Alan McKerron

Advisor to the Board

M.A. Hons.

Mr. McKerron is a former Executive Director of Anglo American Corporation and served in many capacities including Chairman of the New Mining Business Division and as Vice President Anglo American Corporation of Canada. He was also past Chairman, Kroondal Platinum and Director, Aquarius Platinum. Mr. McKerron is a resident of Cape Town, South Africa.


Kevin Thomson

Advisor to the Board

BSc. Geology & Physical Geography, P.Geo

Kevin Thomson has spent a large part of his career exploring for and developing gold resources in Canada and West Africa, recently working as Group Exploration Manager, West Africa for Perseus Mining; Exploration Manager, Ghana for Newmont Mining; as well as in Canada with Noranda Exploration, Hemlo Gold, Battle Mountain Gold, and Lac Minerals. Most recently between 2007 and 2012 he managed exploration and resource drilling programs at the Edikan mine in Ghana and at Sissingue in Cote d’Ivoire resulting in the discovery of two new orebodies and the addition of gold resources of 5.9 Moz at Edikan and 1.2 Moz at Sissingue, for a total of 7.1 Moz, including 3.8 Moz in the proven and probable category. Kevin holds an Hons. BSc. Geology & Physical Geography degree from McMaster University, and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario. Mr. Thomson is resident in Toronto, Canada.


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