Big picture - Why invest in Ariana Resources plc
Ariana Resources plc Snapshot
AT A GLANCE
Ariana’s primary operations are located in the Republic of Turkey. Turkey lies within the globally significant Tethyan metallogenic belt, which hosts some of the world’s largest gold, silver and copper deposits. The country remains Europe’s largest gold producer with eight operating gold mines. Turkey’s current defined gold reserves are 710 tonnes but geological modelling predictions show the potential for approximately 6,500 tonnes.
The Company also reviews and assesses other projects situated outside of Turkey from time to time, especially those located in Europe and Australia.
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Michael de Villiers
B. Comm. Professional Accountant (SA) MIOD
Executive Chairman and Company Secretary
Michael qualified as a Professional Accountant with Ernst & Young in Cape Town. Michael gained his experience as financial manager at mining and chemicals operations in Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Bulgaria and the United Kingdom.
He is currently CFO of Eurasia Mining plc, and was previously the Finance Director of Mercator Gold (now ECR Minerals plc), Oxus Gold plc and Navan Mining plc.
Michael is chairman of the Company's Remuneration Committee and is chairman of the Audit Committee.
BSc (Hons) MSc DIC PhD
Kerim graduated from the University of Southampton with a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Geology in 1997 and from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, with an MSc in Mineral Exploration in 1998. After working in gold exploration and mining in Zimbabwe, he completed a PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2004 and worked on a variety of projects in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Since then he has been responsible for the discovery of over 3.8Moz of gold in eastern Europe. In 2009, he completed his military service in Turkey and since 2012 has been based in Perth, Australia.
He is a Fellow of The Geological Society of London, Member of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Member of the Chamber of Geological Engineers in Turkey and a member of the Society of Economic Geologists.
Kerim is a director of a number of private companies including Matrix Exploration Pty. Ltd., a mineral exploration consultancy. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Exploration Targeting, University of Western Australia.
BA (Hons) ACA
Non-Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
William studied Accountancy at Exeter University before training and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London. In 2003, he became a partner in top-twenty accountancy practice Wilkins Kennedy at their London office. His role ranges from audit and assurance to planning, reporting and compliance. William is also a director of a number of companies, including Sprue Aegis plc, a company listed on AIM.
William is Chairman of the Company’s Remuneration Committee and serves on the Audit Committee.
BSc (Hons), ARSM, GDE,FIMMM
Chris is a mining engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the mining industry. He has a BSc Hons in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College in London and a GDE in Mineral Economics from the University of Witwatersrand and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining. His career covers extensive production and technical experience at senior levels in both junior and multi-national companies in gold, diamonds and base metals in Africa, UK and Canada and covers a wide range of mining applications. Between 1996 and 1999, Chris was General Manager for Caledonia Mining Corporation for the Cononish Gold Project and a Director of Fynegold Exploration. After 1999, he moved to the Zambian Copperbelt with Anglo American plc / KCM plc where he attained the position of Vice President Mining Services and in 2005 joined Australian Mining Consultants as a Principal Mining Engineer. In 2007, Chris co-founded ASX and AIM listed Scotgold Resources and was its CEO / Managing Director until October 2014. He remains a non-Executive Director and Technical Consultant to Scotgold and is also an Associate Consultant for Bara Consulting Ltd.
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