Management & Technical Advisors

Lee John

General Manager, Operations

Lee is a Minerals Processing Engineer.  He has more than 25 year's experience in mining and minerals processing and more than 18 years in management roles, including COO, CEO.  Lee’s African experience includes operating mining projects within Congo (DRC), Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Mike Kitney

Consultant, Metallurgy, Process Design

Mike is a practising metallurgist with over 46 years with experience in mineral processing ranging from R&D, operations management. Also latterly project design, construction and commissioning. Minerals exposure includes alumina, phosphate, gold, copper, tin and lithium.  In the latter case Mr Kitney has specific experience in spodumene beneficiation and downstream lithium carbonate plant design, construction and commissioning. He also holds an MSc degree in Mineral Economics.

David Miller

Consultant Marketing and Off-take

David is a mining engineer with 33 years’ experience in the mineral resource industry.  In the last ten years he has held in a number of senior business development roles including the assessment, development and product marketing of lithium, tin and tantalum projects.

Roger Tyler

Chief Geologist

He is a British geologist, who after almost 30 years working experience in Africa, is now Technical Director for Farvic.  He has an Honours degree in Mining Geology from the Royal School of Mines and a Master of Engineering in Mineral Resource Estimation from Witwatersrand University. Roger worked for 15 years as a geologist in various African countries and later as a Senior Resource Analyst for Anglo American Corporation. Most recently however, he was Anvil Mining’s DRC exploration manager and led the programme which resulted in the development of the new Kinsevere mine. He is a shareholder in Farvic Consolidated Mines and Prospect Resources.

Chris Hilbrands

Chief Financial Officer

Chris has worked as Chief Financial Officer for a number of public companies listed on the ASX and AIM, primarily resources focused. He has been responsible for the day to day financial and administrative operations together with the statutory reporting and compliance obligations of these organisations. He has a B.Com and is a Chartered Accountant.

Gavin Stephens

Africa CEO

Gavin is a Zimbabwean citizen, and has been a registered Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe) since 1991. He has served as Financial Director to IMF Holdings (Pvt) Ltd and PPC Zimbabwe (Ltd), in each case for ten years, as well as the Business Development Director for PPC Zimbabwe Ltd for a further five years. In this capacity is was involved with exploration, project development and finance. His skill set includes strategic planning, risk management and corporate governance, as well as the financial and general management skills associated with 25 years of experience in the Zimbabwe economy.

Mike Venter

Technical Consultant to the Board

Mike is a Consulting Geologist with more than 23 years experience. He has generated a broad experience in the mining and exploration industry at a corporate, junior exploration and consulting capacity. He has travelled extensively, working on diamond, Au, Fe, Zn-Pb, Ni-Cu, PGM, U, REE, graphite, Sb, Ta/Nb/Sn/W/Li projects throughout Sub Saharan and West Africa, Brazil, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Adam Moodley

Project Geologist

Adam Moodley is a 32 year old Zimbabwean born Geologist. After finishing his secondary school education in Zimbabwe, Adam went on to study at the University of Cape Town where he obtained an honours degree in Geology in the year 2010, followed by a MSc in 2015. Returning to his country of birth in 2011, Adam worked primarily as a gold mine Geologist in the Gwanda greenstone belt, along with a number of small brown field gold exploration projects in Matebeleland provinces.

Elfas Mugova

Senior Geologist

Elfas has over 17 years’ experience in the mining industry ranging from green fields exploration, mine geology, mineral deposits evaluation and projects management.  His experience includes extensive hands-on field exploration geology in a wide range of minerals (gold and base metals, coal, REE) and geological settings as well as some open pit and underground environments for gold. Elfas has worked on, and supervised several Reverse Circulation and Diamond drilling projects including drill hole planning and siting, core handling, logging and sampling, implementation of QAQC protocols and sample inventory management.