CEO – Luke Knight

Luke commenced his career in the mining sector in 1998, working as a Manager for New Projects with Olympus Mining and Miranda Minerals Ltd. His activities saw him supervise mineral exploration projects in various countries in Africa and South America. Luke was a founding member of Platmin Limited and the COO of its South African operating subsidiary. In 2014 Luke joined AMED Funds, a private equity fund manager focused on investing in mining projects in Africa, as a director responsible for portfolio monitoring. Luke brings a wealth of experience in the management of exploration and development projects in Africa. Luke completed modules in commercial law, business management, economics and accounting at the University of South Africa.

Legal & Commercial Manager – Heinrich Schultz

Heinrich is a lawyer by training and has 15 years’ experience in the mining industry working as a business development and legal advisor for junior exploration companies in the nickel, platinum and copper industries. In a legal capacity, he has been involved in the implementation of exploration programmes in South Africa, DRC, Botswana, Namibia and Pakistan. He specialises in offshore holding structures and has worked in a variety of jurisdictions, including South Africa, the United Kingdom, the British Virgin Islands, Mauritius and more recently, Australia.

Head of Finance – Patrick Ngoie

Patrick started his career at PwC’s Metals & Mining division before taking on senior finance roles at Absa Capital and Sanlam Emerging Markets. Prior to joining CCR, he worked as Finance Manager for Glencore’s Mutanda copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Patrick is a registered Chartered Accountant (SA) SAICA, holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Finance) degree from the University of Cape Town and is currently pursuing an MSc Mining Engineering (Professional) degree at the Camborne School of Mines.

Exploration Advisor – Thomas Rogers

Thomas is a registered professional natural scientist (Pr. Sci. Nat.) and a member of the SAIMM and SEG, with over 25 years’ experience in implementing and managing exploration programs across Africa, including over 7 years in the DRC. Thomas, having led the DRC exploration teams, is a co-recipient of the 2015 PDAC Thayer Lindsley Award for an international Mineral Discovery for Kamoa (Ivanhoe Mines). His experience is with a variety of mineral projects from early-stage exploration to feasibility across Africa, including Ghana, Botswana, Sudan, Zambia, the DRC and Republic of Congo.