The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent countries that support each other and work towards shared goals designed to promote democracy, development and peace. Many of the members have an abundant supply of resources and a tradition of mining. When you combine the values that the association espouses with the mineral opportunity, mining companies operating in Commonwealth countries present a fantastic opportunity for investors.
David HatchManaging Director, Navigator Resources
David Hatch joined Navigator Resources as Managing Director in May 2010 and since that time has overseen the Company's transition towards mid-tier gold producer.
David has an accomplished track record in the management, optimisation and development of mining assets. His career has included tenure as Managing Director, Kingsrose Mining Limited; Managing Director, Westonia Mines Limited (now Catalpa Resources); as Managing Director, Abosso Minerals Limited; managing the Damang gold mine in Ghana; and as General Manager of the Mt Muro gold-silver mine in Kalimantan.
He has an Associateship in Mining Engineering, Diploma of Geoscience (Mineral Economics) from Macquarie University and is a member of both AusIMM and AICD.
Louis CoetzeeCEO, Kibo Mining
Louis Coetzee has 25 years experience in business development, promotion and financing in both the public and private sector. In recent years he has concentrated on the exploration and mining area where he has founded, promoted and developed a number of junior mineral exploration companies based mainly on Tanzanian assets. Louis is currently a Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Mzuri Group which has coal projects in Tanzania and coal, oil and gas projects in Russia. He is also Chairman and acting CEO of Australian listed East African Resources limited (ASX: EAF) which holds copper and uranium exploration projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania respectively. Between 2007 and 2009, he held the position of Vice-President, Business Development with Canadian listed Great Basin Gold (TSX: CBG). Louis has tertiary qualifications in law and languages, project management, supply chain management and a MBA from Bond University (Australia) specializing in entrepreneurship and business planning and strategy.
Richard BeazleyManaging Director, Peak Resources Limited
Richard Beazley is the managing director of Peak Resources. Richard's career has included developing mining operations in the ocean at Cockatoo Island, to open cut in one of the wettest mines in the world. Richard managed operations for Consolidated Minerals, St Barbara Limited, Aditya Birla, Henry Walker Eltin Contracting, Sons of Gwalia and Gunpowder Limited. Richard holds a BE in Mining from the University of New South Wales and an MBA in Technology Management from Deakin University.