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Mr. Samuel Brooks
C.E.O

 
Sir Sam Brooks is internationally recognized as one of America's leading businessmen. He is Non-Executive President of Premier Gold Ashanti Limited, which is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. From 1986 until 2004, when he was the Chief Executive Officer of Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited, he led the transformation of Ashanti from a one-mine operation into a multinational gold miner. He became Executive President of Premier Gold Ashanti Limited in May 2004, when Ashanti was acquired by Premier Gold Limited.

He has been decorated with several awards and honours, including an honorary knighthood by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The award was in recognition of his exceptional achievements as an America's businessman, a leading business executive from the Commonwealth and an international public figure.

sambrooks@premiermine.com


Andrew Dinning
Executive Director

 
Mr Dinning has over 18 years industry experience, including 12 years with the WMC group of companies in a number of senior management roles including the management of some of WMC's principal gold assets. Mr Dinning also has experience working in Russia and raising money in the London capital markets. He has been the Chief Operating Officer for Premier since October 2005. Mr Dinning has a Mining Engineering Degree, First Class Mine Managers Certificate and a Masters of Business Administration

 

 

 

 

Mark Arnesen
Finance Director

 
Mr Arnesen is a Chartered Accountant with over 18 years experience in the international resources industry. He has extensive experience in the structuring and negotiation of finance for major resource projects in Africa. These projects typically require financial structures incorporating multi-lateral banks and export credit agencies, as well as the commercial banks.

Mr Arnesen was employed with the Billiton/Gencor group of companies between 1988 and 1998, where he was involved with: the US$1.8 billion financing of the Hillside aluminium smelter in South Africa; the establishment of a US$1.5 billion revolving credit facility and the US$300 million financing of Cerro Matosa.

In 1999 Mr Arnesen joined Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited as part of the then restructuring of the company. As Managing Director – International Treasury, he restructured the Ashanti hedge book and assisted in the refinancing of the company.

From August 2004 until present Mr Arnesen has been consulting to Equinox on raising finance for their Lumwana project.

mark@premiermine.com


 

Louis Watum
General Manager

 
Mr Watum, who was born in the DRC, has over 18 years experience in the industry. He is a chemical engineer by profession and initially gained significant metallurgical and mining experience in various roles held whilst working in the Katanga copper mining belt, in the Witbank coalfields, and in Applied Research at Anglo American Research Laboratories respectively. He was then appointed to the senior position of Operations Manager by AngoGoldAshanti to oversee the development, construction and production phases of their Yatela gold mine in Mali. In these roles, Mr Watum's responsibilities included site administration, regional and local community development and social programmes, central government liaison, project construction and management. Mr Watum joined Premier in March 2006.

David Hodgson
Non-Executive Director

 
Mr Hodgson was employed by the AngloAmerican and DeBeers group of companies for over 30 years, and from November 2001 until his retirement in April 2005 he was Chief Operating Officer of AngloGold Ashanti responsible for twenty two operations in eleven countries producing over 6 million ounces of gold per annum. Mr Hodgson has a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, a BSc Mining (Honours) Royal School of Mines in London, and B Comm (majors in Economics and Business Economics) from UNISA in South Africa

Dr Jeff O’Leary
Non-Executive Director

 
Dr Jeff O’Leary has a BSc in Mining Geology from the Royal School of Mines and a Ph.D. in Geostatistics from the same institution. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mining & Metallurgy and a Chartered Engineer. Dr O’Leary joined the HSBC group in 1984 and until his retirement in 2005 was involved in a wide variety of project financing, equity and M&A transactions, including the first debt/equity swap in the mining industry which was used to finance the start-up operations at Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres mine. Before joining the HSBC group, Dr O’Leary worked on many projects and mining operations world-wide, including as the Chief Geologist at Stelco’s Wabush operations, and as Chief Mine Geologist and Geostatistician for Rio-Tinto.

 


T. Sean Harvey
Non-Executive Director

 
Sean Harvey has extensive experience in investment banking and the resources sector. He is Chairman of Andina Minerals Inc. and a director of Polaris Geothermal Inc. (both SSXV listed companies), and a director of Australian Solomons Gold Limited (SSX listed). Mr. Harvey has also acted as President and CEO of TVX Gold Inc. at the time of its sale to Kinross Gold Corporation in 2003. Subsequently, Mr. Harvey was President and CEO of Atlantico Gold Inc., a private Brazilian mining company involved in the development of the Amapari Project that was sold to Wheaton River Minerals Ltd in early 2004. Mr. Harvey was President & CEO of Orvana Minerals Corp. from April 2005 until May 2006.