Mkango Resources Ltd (LON:MKA)

Mkango Resources Ltd (LON:MKA)

Share Price
8.15 p
0.4 (5.16 %)
Market Cap
£9.44 m
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Mkango Resources Ltd

Mkango Resources Ltd. (TSX-V / AIM: MKA) is a Canadian dual TSX-V and AIM listed mineral exploration and development company focused on rare earth elements (REE) and associated minerals in the Republic of Malawi, a country whose hospitable people have earned it a reputation as "the warm heart of Africa". It holds through its wholly owned subsidiary Lancaster Exploration Limited a 100%...

Market: LSE:MKA
52-week High/Low: 11.500p / 6.525p
Sector: Mining
Market Cap: £9.44 m
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The Company's mission is to spearhead the development of mining in Malawi, to provide maximum shareholder value and to implement meaningful and successful social responsibility programs.

Company principles include:

Targeted exploration and development with a strong focus on assessment of commercial implications and management of risk

Focus on building long term and sustainable stakeholder relationships in Malawi and globally

Cultivate in-house technical excellence coupled with support of cost effective and synergistic research and development programs

Seek to become the partner of choice for exploration, research and project development focused on rare earth elements and the Republic of Malawi

Empowerment of local and international staff through training and other initiatives, and fostering of a diverse workplace culture

Currently being updated.


Mr Derek Linfield
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Linfield is a legal consultant at Fasken and former Managing Partner of Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP, the London office of Canadian law firm Stikeman Elliott LLP between 2005 and 2015. He practiced as a Canadian lawyer in London for 20 years, where he focused on cross-border financings and M&A in the mining and oil & gas sectors, including taking internationally managed companies to the TSX and the TSX-V as well as Canadian companies to the London Stock Exchange. A former educator, Mr Linfield holds BA(Ed) and BSc degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland as well as LLB and MBA degrees from McGill University. He is a Director of MUN (UK) Limited, the UK campus of Memorial 32 University of Newfoundland, as well as immediate past chairman of Canada Day in London and the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK as well as a former Director of the Canada UK Chamber of Commerce where he is now an advisor to the Board.

Mr William Dawes
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Mr Dawes is a graduate of Bristol University (BSc Geology) and Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London (MSc Mineral Exploration with distinction). Having trained as a geologist in South Africa, he worked as a mining analyst based in London and then for Rio Tinto's exploration division. Subsequently, he gained significant global mining transaction experience in the metals and mining team of Robert Fleming & Co, Chase Manhattan Bank and JPMorgan. Mr Dawes is a founding Director of Mkango and Mkango's Major Shareholder, Leominex, and since 2004 has been involved in the exploration and evaluation of a variety of projects throughout Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has 15 years' experience in exploration and business development and 9 years in mining finance, mergers and acquisitions. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society, a Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Mr Alexander Lemon
President and Co-Founder

Mr Lemon is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London (MSc Dic in Mineral Exploration) and Oxford Brookes University (BSc Geological Sciences). He has 24 years' experience in mineral exploration and business development. Mr Lemon is a founding Director and President of Mkango and Mkango's major Shareholder, Leominex. From 1994 to 2001 was the Managing Director of a gold mining company, which owned and operated a producing gold mine in Central Asia, where he gained extensive operating experience in emerging markets including government negotiations and project management. From 2001 to 2005, he worked for a family office, Allied Commercial Exporters as an investment adviser. Since 2005 has been involved in the exploration and evaluation of a variety of projects throughout Africa, Central Asia and Europe. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society, Fellow of the Geographical Society and a Member of the Southern African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.

Mr Adrian Reynolds
Non-Executive Director

Mr Reynolds has an MSc in Geology, a Graduate Diploma of Mining Engineering and over 30 years' experience in the natural resources sector, including more than 15 years' experience with Randgold Resources Limited. At Randgold, he was part of the executive team that developed that company's original successful strategy whereby it grew from an exploration company to a very profitable mid-tier mining company. His key responsibilities included technical oversight of the mining operations including Feasibility studies, audits, compliance and evaluation of new opportunities. He was also a Director of Morila Ltd and Société des Mines de Loulo S.A. Mr Reynolds initially built his experience in both oil and coal exploration and then moved into deep level gold mining with Gencor Ltd in the Free State Goldfields. Joining Rand Mines Limited in 1985, he held positions in geological management in Rand Mines Limited and its successor Randgold & Exploration Company Limited. Mr Reynolds is currently an independent consultant and a Non-Executive Director of Geodrill Limited, was formerly Non-Executive Chairman of Digby Wells Environmental, one of the foremost mining environmental consultancies in Africa.

Ms. Susan Ann Muir
Non-Executive Director

Ms. Muir is a seasoned Investor Relations executive based in Toronto, and was previously Vice President, Investor Communications at Barrick following a series of increasingly senior roles since 2007. She was, most recently, Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications at Arizona Mining, which she joined in August, 2016. Prior to Barrick, Susan also has 25 years of experience analysing and covering large and small cap precious metals equities, respectively, for several major Canadian investment banks. Ms. Muir holds a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University.

Ms. Sandra du Toit
Non-Executive Director

Ms. Du Toit has been with Standard Bank for over 10 years where, having previously been the Head of Corporate Finance for Mining, she now focuses on complex, cross-border African transactions in mining and metals, from an advisory, capital markets and funding perspective. Sandra started her career as an academic at the University of the Free State, lecturing on company law and tax law, before joining Johannesburg law firm Brink Cohen le Roux & Roodt. After graduating with an undergraduate degree in accounting and tax, and a Master's degree in law, she became involved in the mining industry, working first on the labour side of the business before moving on to the corporate and commercial end of practice.

Mr Shaun Treacy
Non-Executive Director

Mr Treacy is currently Chief Investment Officer for Arete Capital Partners, and was previously a senior investment banker with JPMorgan (head of Metals and Mining advisory for Europe, Middle East and Africa and Head of Natural Resources in Australia), Lehman Brothers (Global head of Metals and Mining), Nomura (Global Co-Head of Natural Resources and Power) and UBS (Co-Head of All Industries Group for Asia and Vice Chairman of the Global Metals and Mining Group) and worked as a corporate finance adviser at Coopers & Lybrand. Shaun has lived and worked in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance & Investment, is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 Significant Shareholders: 

Shareholder Name

Shares Held

% Holding

Talaxis Ltd



Resources Early Stage Opportunity Company Ltd



Leo Mining & Exploration Limited (Note 1)



Mr Richard Sneller



Mr Derek Linfield



Mr Myles McNulty



Note 1 : William Dawes and Alexander Lemon, both executive directors of Mkango, each hold a 17.3% interest in Leo Mining and Exploration Ltd 

This section was last updated on 20.06.2019. 

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