Company Directors

Klaus Eckhof


Klaus Eckhof is a geologist with more than 20 years of experience developing mineral deposits throughout the globe including Africa.

Mr Eckhof worked for Mount Edon Gold Mines Ltd as business development manager before it was acquired by Canadian mining company Teck. In 1994, he founded Spinifex Gold Ltd and Lafayette Mining Ltd, both of which successfully delineated gold and base metal deposits. In late 2003, Mr Eckhof founded Moto Goldmines which acquired the Moto Gold Project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mr Eckhof is a former Director of Erongo Energy Limited and was previously Managing Director of Amani Gold Limited.

Susmit Shah

Non-Executive Director, Company Secretary

Susmit Shah is a chartered accountant with more than 25 years’ experience. He has been involved with a diverse range of Australian public listed companies in company secretarial and financial roles.

Mr Shah’s experience includes negotiation and conduct of mining joint ventures, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions.

Kevin Thomson

Non-Executive Director

Kevin Thomson is a geologist with 25 years’ experience of which 11 years have been in West Africa gaining experience in a number of countries in the sub-region, including Guinea.

Mr Thomson is currently the Exploration manager for Amani Gold Limited’s largest shareholder Perseus Mining. Mr Thomson manages a workforce of over 200 exploration staff, having been instrumental in Perseus’ exploration on its gold projects in Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire.

Mark Calderwood

Non-Executive Director

Mark Calderwood has extensive experience in the resources and corporate sectors, having served as CEO and Managing Director of Perseus Mining Limited from 2003-2013. In his previous capacity as exploration manager for Moto Gold Mines, he was intimately involved with exploration and discovery of what is now known as the Kibali Gold Mine in the DRC, which is in close proximity to the Giro Gold Project.

Mr Calderwood is a geologist by profession and a Chartered Professional Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.