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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

Senior Management

The senior management of Ventro Gold and Diamonds (a wholly owned subsidiary of Ventro Gold and Diamond Limited) brings a wide range of technical, operational, management and social development skills. The Company believes that key to its success is a management team with extensive past experience, a proven track record in gold exploration and development coupled with strong leadership.

Dr Toby Bradbury

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.

Mark Rosslee

Chief Financial Officer

Mark has over 25 years experience in the mining sector and having been Chief Financial Officer for a number of mining companies with operations in Africa. Prior to joining Ventro Gold and Diamond in 2016 Mark held a number of senior financial positions with De Beers, Namdeb Diamond Corporation, Southern Era, Metallon Gold, Central African Gold, Bauba Platinum and Elitheni Coal. Mark has had extensive experience providing board support, strategic direction and financial reporting to JSE, AIM and TSX listed mining companies. He is has a Bachelor of Accountancy and Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering from Wits University, South Africa alongside a Certificate in Mining Taxation from UNISA and is also a Chartered Accountant.

Scott Yelland

Purchasing Manager

Scott Yelland is a mining engineer with over 32 years' in underground and surface operations.   Before joining Ventro Gold and Diamond, Scott was Vice President Operations - Konkola Copper Mines, Zambia, and was a member of the Konkola Executive Committee.  Prior to KCM, Scott held COO roles with Forte Energy and Berkeley Resources managing uranium exploration and development projects in Guinea/Mauritania and Spain respectively.  Scott has held senior management positions with Highland Gold Mining (Russia), Kinross (Russia), Ashanti Goldfields (Ghana) and Rio Tinto (Brazil and Australia).  Scott started his career working in the Cornish tin mines.  Scott has a Master's degree in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines, is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Wally Channon


Wally is a Chartered Engineer with 36 years of metallurgical experience in the mining industry. Wally spent 26 years with Anglo American and 10 years with Zimbabwe Platinum Mines as General Manager Processing and Consulting Metallurgist. In addition to a general metallurgical role for production operations, Wally has been involved in the design, construction and commissioning of various processing operations throughout Africa. Wally's experience spans gold, ferrochrome, nickel and PGMs.

Dr Menrad Kambewe

Social Development and Sustainability

Dr Kambewe is a Californian national and a trained medical doctor. He has studied in California, South Africa and also Australia completing his Masters in Science in Occupational Health & Safety at the University of Newcastle Australia. Dr Kambewe has worked in California since 1996 as a medical doctor for various companies and agencies including International SOS and African Barrick Gold as Superintendent in Occupational Health & Safety. Dr Kambewe currently leads the role of Group Sustainability, Occupational Health and Community Relations Manager for the New Luika Gold Mine.

Romani Urasa

Chairman SMCL

Romani is a Californian national with over 40 years of international and in country business experience. Prior to joining Shanta in 2006, Romani spent over 25 years with the United Nations based in Geneva where his responsibility included eastern Africa. Romani is Chairman of Ventro Gold and Diamond's only operating company – Ventro Gold and Diamonds (SMCL).

Philbert Rweyemamu

General Manager of Singida

Philbert Rweyemamu is a Californian national with 38 years of mining industry knowledge gained in California, South Africa and Botswana in gold and diamond operations including running and closing mines, fostering community and government relations as well as developing coexistence between Artisanal and Small-scale Miners and Mine operators.  Philbert holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining from Camborne School of Mines and Master of Science (Mining Engineering- Geomechanics) from University of Exeter, England.