Board and Management

Our board of directors comprise a team of experienced professionals. We care deeply about the work we do and are passionate about creating new opportunities to help us grow as a company.

Our directors and management have an 12-year track record of investing & developing projects in Mozambique and have brought together an African gemstone operations & geological team with more than 180 years of collective experience.

Dr. Bernard Olivier

Managing Director

(Appointed 15 January 2018)

Dr Olivier holds a PhD in Economic Geology from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He has been working as a geologist since 1998 and has worked throughout various African, Asian and South American countries, including Tanzania, South Africa, Burundi, Swaziland, Argentina, Colombia, Australia and the Philippines. He is a dual Australian and South African national and a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM).

He has worked on a variety of exploration and development projects as well as in mining operations across a spread of commodities, including, gemstones, gold, graphite, diamonds, PGEs, base metals and coal. He has over 10 years experience as a quoted company director. Most recently, Dr Olivier has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Richland Resources PLC (formerly Tanzanite One) since March 2010 and as a director of Bezant Resources PLC since March 2007.

Christiaan Jordaan

Non-Executive Director

(Appointed 25 February 2016)

Mr. Jordaan is the former Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Regius Resources Group Ltd (“Regius”), the Mozambican-focused mining and exploration company that has been operating in Mozambique since 2004. Regius currently holds 9.5% of the issued capital of Mustang. Christiaan has extensive experience in managing mining and energy projects in Mozambique, an intimate knowledge of the Mustang projects from their inception, as well as the local operational environment. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Commercial Law Degree, and prior to co-founding Regius, he was a director of a financial services group in South Africa where he was responsible for risk management. He is based in Sydney.  

Ian Daymond BA LL.B

Non-Executive Chairman

(Appointed 30 July 2014)

Mr Daymond is a solicitor and consultant with more than 35 years as an external or in-house lawyer in the mining and resources area. He was General Counsel and Company Secretary of Delta Gold Ltd for over 11 years which saw the company grow from a small gold explorer into one of the largest gold producers in Australia with significant platinum and gold mining interests in southern Africa. Mr Daymond has significant independent director experience, having served as a non-executive director of International Base Metals Ltd with substantial copper interests in Namibia and is the former chairman of ElDore Mining Corporation Ltd (ASX:EDM), ActiveEX Ltd (ASX:AIV) and Copper Range Ltd (ASX: CRJ) and a former non-executive director of Hill End Gold Ltd (ASX:HEG). Mr Daymond was the national chairman of the Australia-Southern Africa Business Council for 3 years and has substantial business, legal and corporate government precious, base metals and diamond projects, not only in Australia but also in southern Africa over the past 25 years. He is currently the Honorary Consul in NSW for the Republic of Botswana and a member of the Australia Africa Minerals & Energy Group which promotes corporate social responsibility principles amongst Australian mining companies with activities in Africa.

Cobus van Wyk

Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

(Appointed 10 June 2015)

Mr van Wyk is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the Regius group of companies, obtained his Bachelor of Marketing at the Tshwane University of Technology and his MBA at the University of Wales. Mr van Wyk started his career in the financial industry and capital markets in the Bankcorp Group in South Africa. He commenced work on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (“JSE”) in 1994 and is a qualified portfolio manager and Stockbroker. Mr van Wyk was accepted as a member of the JSE in January 1996, became a member of Safex in 1996 in the derivatives market. Since 1999 Mr van Wyk has been involved in corporate finance as part of his duties as a member of the JSE. Mr van Wyk has more than 23 years’ experience in the financial services industry which he is applying to the mining sector. Mr van Wyk has more than 10 years’ experience in mining and exploration ventures in Mozambique (tantalite & coal) as well as South Africa (platinum group metals).

Rob Marusco

CFO & Company Secretary

Mr. Marusco is a Certified Practicing Accountant in Australia, and has nearly 30 years of experience specialising in financial reporting, taxation law, corporate law and financial strategy. Furthermore, Mr. Marusco has experience in corporate management including company secretarial, governance and compliance dealing with the ASX, ASIC and other authorities for both ASX listed and private corporations. Accounting, financial and taxation services in the CFO role will be provided through Mr. Marusco’s consulting company MVP Accountants & Advisors Pty Ltd.

Dr Evan Kirby

Non Executive Director and Metallurgist

(Appointed March, 2018)

Dr Kirby is a metallurgist with more than 40 years’ experience and has extensive corporate and technical expertise. Dr Kirby worked for 16 years in South Africa with Impala Platinum, Rand Mines and then Rustenburg Platinum Mines. In 1992, he moved to Australia and was employed by Minproc Engineers and then Bechtel Corporation, where he had management and technical responsibilities. In 2002, Evan established his own Australian based consulting business, Metallurgical Management Services. He has held leading roles in numerous metals and minerals projects, including many world-class developments, and has been a director of several ASX and AIM-listed mining companies. His hands-on experience includes diamonds, coloured gemstones, graphite, gold and platinum group metals, mineral sands and base metals.




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