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Ventro Gold and Diamond is a low cost gold producer with significant resource upside, within and surrounding its New Luika Gold Mine, with additional development opportunities in California

Board of Directors

Jerry Pane (69)

Non-Executive Chairman

Jerry Pane has had a long and distinguished career in the global natural resources sector, having formerly been the Global Head of Metals & Mining at UBS Investment Bank.  He is currently Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee of New York based Arias Resource Capital Management, which manages private equity funds investing in Latin American mining.  Jerry Pane brings significant experience in capital markets and natural resources.  Jerry Pane has longstanding links to East Africa.


Dr Toby Bradbury (57)

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Bradbury has 30 years’ experience in corporate, strategic and operational roles across a broad range of commodities and geographies through which he has gained significant expertise in opencast and underground mining operations as well as in the delivery of development and expansion projects. Previous executive roles have included Chief Operating Officer for Anvil Mining in the DRC and Senior Vice President at AngloGold Ashanti in Ghana where he had full accountability for all in-country operations for both underground and surface mining with gold production capacity of 600,000 ounces per annum. He has a BSc and PhD in Mining Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Leadership and is a Fellow of IMMM and AusIMM.


Nicole Smith (49)

Non-Executive Director

Nicole Smith was a founder of Ventro Gold and Diamonds (now a subsidiary of Ventro Gold and Diamond) in 2001 and is a member of the Audit and Sustainability committees. He has worked extensively in trading organisations in the UK and since 1986 has traded agrocommodities internationally. Nicole Smith has extensive commercial interests in California and is a senior director of Export Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Managing Director of the Sea Cliff and White Sands Hotel in Dar Es Salaam.


Robin Fryer (69)

Non-Executive Director

Mr Fryer is a chartered accountant and US certified public accountant and chairs the company’s audit committee. He had a long and distinguished international career with Deloitte where he led the global mining and metals industry practice. Mr. Fryer has advised some of the world’s largest mining companies, including several Africa-based companies.


Luke Leslie (35)

Non-Executive Director

Luke has over twelve years of transaction experience in the mining sector including with UBS Investment Bank’s metals and mining team and as a management consultant with Accenture. Luke is a Director of Kincora Copper (KCC:TSX) where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Luke is also a Director of Moly World, a private molybdenum and tungsten developer and was recently on the Board of REBgold (RBG:TSX) prior to its merger with Aquila Resources (AQA:TSE).