Welcome!

News Feed Item

Asanko Gold Appoints Colin Steyn as Chairman

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/03/14 -- Asanko Gold ("Asanko") (TSX:AKG)(NYSE MKT:AKG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Steyn as Chairman of the Board of Directors following the first meeting of the newly constituted Board post the successful acquisition of PMI Gold. The other members of the Board are Peter Breese (President and CEO), Peter Bradford, Gordon Fretwell, Marcel de Groot, Michael Price and Shawn Wallace.

Colin 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 Uranium Holding Co. ("ARMZ"), the 51.4% shareholder in Uranium One in 2011. Mr Steyn is also Chairman of TSX-Listed Coalspur Mines.

Asanko's President and CEO, Peter Breese, commented: "As we prepare for the start of Phase 1 construction at our flagship Asanko Gold Mine, we are pleased that Colin has agreed to accept the role of Chairman, bringing his experience and wisdom to guide the Company through this critical phase of growth on our way to achieving our vision of becoming a mid-tier gold mining company. Our Board has a well-rounded set of skills and experience in building and operating mines from a technical, legal, financial and corporate governance perspective".


Board Biographies                                  
---------------------------------------------------
Peter Breese, Director, President & CEO                                     
Mr Breese has over 25 years of operational experience in the global mining  
industry, predominantly in southern Africa & Australia. Prior to joining    
Asanko, he was most recently CEO of Mantra Resources, before its US$1       
billion acquisition by ARMZ in 2011 and Chief Executive of Norilsk          
International, following its acquisition of LionOre Mining in 2007, where he
was COO. Mr Breese is also a Director of Coalspur Mines.                    
                                                                            
Peter Bradford, Director                                                    
Mr Bradford has over 35 years experience in gold and base metals operations 
across Africa and Australia. Most recently, he was CEO of PMI Gold before   
its acquisition by Asanko Gold. Mr Bradford, a Mining Engineer, has         
extensive experience in Ghana as the CEO of Golden Star Resources from 1999 
to 2007 as well as being a past President of the Ghanaian Chamber of Mines. 
During his long career, he has also been CEO of Copperbelt Minerals, as well
as a Director of Kula Gold and Anvil Mining. He is a Fellow of the          
Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and a Member of the Society   
for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration.                                        
                                                                            
Gordon Fretwell, Director                                                   
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, Curis
Resources and Coro Mining. Mr. Fretwell has extensive experience as a member
and chairman of corporate committees including audit, nominating and        
corporate governance, compensation and special committees. He holds a B.    
Comm and Bachelor of Laws degree.                                           
                                                                            
Marcel de Groot, Director                                                   
Mr de Groot is a co-founder and president of Pathway Capital, a Vancouver   
based venture capital company that has played a significant role in the     
organization and development of a number of mining companies, including Peru
Copper (acquired by Chinalco in 2007), Lowell Copper and CIC Resources. Mr. 
de Groot is a co-founder and former chairman of Luna Gold and was a director
of Underworld Resources until its acquisition by Kinross. He is also a      
Director of Sandstorm Metals and Energy.                                    
                                                                            
Michael Price, Director                                                     
Mr Price has over 35 years experience in mining and mining finance. He is   
currently a Non-Executive Director of Eldorado Gold, Forbes & Manhattan Coal
and Central Asia Metals. 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.                                                                       
                                                                            
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, Chairman and Director of      
Cayden Resources and a Director of Stratton Resources.                      

For further information please visit www.asanko.com

About Asanko Gold Inc.

Asanko's vision is to become a mid-tier gold mining company that maximizes value for all its stakeholders. Asanko's flagship project is the fully financed, multi-million ounce Asanko Gold Mine Project located in Ghana, West Africa.

Asanko is managed by highly skilled and successful technical, operational and financial professionals. The Company is strongly committed to the highest standards for environmental management, social responsibility, and health and safety for its employees and neighbouring communities.

Contacts:
Alex Buck, Manager - Investor Relations
Telephone: +44-7932-740-452
Email: [email protected]

Greg McCunn, Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: +1-778-729-0604
Email: [email protected]

General enquiries:
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitrons Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hitrons Solutions Inc. is distributor in the North American market for unique products and services of small and medium-size businesses, including cloud services and solutions, SEO marketing platforms, and mobile applications.
Pulzze Systems was happy to participate in such a premier event and thankful to be receiving the winning investment and global network support from G-Startup Worldwide. It is an exciting time for Pulzze to showcase the effectiveness of innovative technologies and enable them to make the world smarter and better. The reputable contest is held to identify promising startups around the globe that are assured to change the world through their innovative products and disruptive technologies. There w...
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abil...
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
With over 720 million Internet users and 40–50% CAGR, the Chinese Cloud Computing market has been booming. When talking about cloud computing, what are the Chinese users of cloud thinking about? What is the most powerful force that can push them to make the buying decision? How to tap into them? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yu Hao, CEO and co-founder of SpeedyCloud, answered these questions and discussed the results of SpeedyCloud’s survey.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
Actian Corporation has announced the latest version of the Actian Vector in Hadoop (VectorH) database, generally available at the end of July. VectorH is based on the same query engine that powers Actian Vector, which recently doubled the TPC-H benchmark record for non-clustered systems at the 3000GB scale factor (see tpc.org/3323). The ability to easily ingest information from different data sources and rapidly develop queries to make better business decisions is becoming increasingly importan...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...