Board of Directors

Colin Steyn , Chairman

Mr Steyn has over 30 years experience in the resources sector with particular expertise in developing mines in Southern Africa. During his career, Colin was one of the original founders of TSX-listed LionOre Mining and subsequently President and CEO, building the Company into a major international mining house prior to its acquisition by Norilsk Nickel International in 2007 for US$6.7 billion. He was also Executive Director in charge of metallurgical operations in Zimbabwe for Rio Tinto. More recently, he was a Non-Executive Director of Mantra Resources, until its US$1 billion acquisition by ARMZ, part of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation.

Greg McCunn , Director and CEO

Greg McCunn has over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry. On April 1, 2019 he was appointed Director and CEO of Asanko. Most recently he was CEO of Alio Gold, a junior gold mining company with operations in Mexico and Nevada. Prior to joining Alio Gold, Greg was CFO at Asanko from 2011 to 2017, during which time the Company financed the construction of the Asanko Gold Mine, executed the first phase of construction, completed commissioning and achieved commercial production. Greg was also CFO for Farallon Mining until it was sold to Nyrstar in early 2011. Mr. McCunn’s background includes technical, operational and corporate development roles with Teck Resources, Placer Dome and junior mining companies in Canada and Australia. He is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Gordon J. Fretwell , Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Chairman of the Compensation, Nominating & Governance Committee

Mr Fretwell has been a lawyer for over 25 years, providing corporate finance and securities law advice to publicly traded companies and to private companies proposing to go public. He is a Director of various public companies in the resource sector, including Northern Dynasty Minerals and Curis Resources. Mr. Fretwell has extensive experience as a member and Chairman of the Compensation and the Nominating and Governance Committees and member of the Audit Committee. He holds a B.Comm and Bachelor of Laws degree.

Marcel de Groot , Director
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation, Nominating & Governance Committee

Marcel de Groot is a founding partner and President of Pathway Capital Ltd, a Vancouver-based private venture capital corporation. Pathway has worked with a number of successful mining companies including Peru Copper Inc. (acquired by Chinalco), and Sandstorm Gold Ltd. Mr. de Groot graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and articled with Grant Thornton LLP where he obtained the Chartered Accountant designation. He is currently a director of Trek Mining.

Michael Price , Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Chairman of the Safety, Health, Environment and Communities Committee

Mr Price has over 35 years experience in mining and mining finance. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Eldorado Gold. During his career, he has held senior positions at Barclays Capital, Societe General & NM Rothschild and Sons. Has also advised Lubel Coal, First Nickel, Riversdale Mining, Goldbelt Resources and Cluff Gold.

Bill Smart , Director
Member of the Safety, Health, Environment and Communities Committee
Member of the Compensation, Nominating & Governance Committee

Mr Smart has over 35 years experience in the resources sector with a specific focus on operating assets in Africa. His most recent executive role was with TSX-listed LionOre Mining, where he was responsible for strategy and corporate development until its acquisition by Norilsk Nickel. During his career he spent over two decades working for the Anglo American group, including Managing Director of Bindura Nickel and Zimbabwe Alloys, and as well as CEO and Chairman of Zimasco, one of Africa’s largest integrated ferrochrome mining and smelting businesses before its sale to SinoSteel Corporation. He has more recently served on a number of public company Boards.

Shawn Wallace , Director

Mr Wallace has over 20 years experience in building a number of high-quality mineral exploration, development and production stage companies. He is one of the founders of Asanko Gold and previously Chairman. Mr Wallace is currently President & CEO of Auryn Resources, a Director of Stratton Resources and past Chairman and Director of Cayden Resources.